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25 November 2009 by -

The Khmer Rouge prison chief accused of crimes against humanity, war crimes, torture and premeditated murder will make his final statements to the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) this week.  

By Karl Dowling

In attendance at the trial are survivors of the Khmer Rouge regime which killed up to 2 million people between 1975 and 1979.

The trial of former prison chief Kaing Guek Eav - better known as Duch - began in February and a verdict is expected early next year.

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25 November 2009 by Sylvere Unen

As the trial of former militiamen Mathieu Ngudjolo and Germain Katanga opened this week at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, residents of their home district of Ituri in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are losing faith in the court. 

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25 November 2009 by Sebastiaan Gottlieb

The trial of John Ivan Demjanjuk, which opens next week in Munich, is likely the last major Nazi case in a series that began in Nuremberg in 1945. At that time, 24 top Nazis were tried before an international tribunal. Demjanjuk will appear before an ordinary German court.  

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25 November 2009 by Franck Petit

Former Rwandan prefect and businessman Protais Zigiranyirazo - or “Mr. Z” - was acquitted by the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) on November 16th.  

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Demjanjuk in the dock

The trial of John Ivan Demjanjuk which opens next week in Munich is likely the last major Nazi case in a series that began in Nuremberg in 1945. At that time, 24 top Nazis were tried before an international tribunal. Demjanjuk will appear before an ordinary German court. 

Bogoro trial opens at ICC

The International Criminal Court (ICC) opened its second trial in The Hague this week. On the stand are the Congolese former militiamen Germain Katanga and Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui who are accused of orchestrating the massacre of about 200 civilians in the village of Bogoro, in the Ituri province of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). 

Iturians tired of waiting

As the trial of former militiamen Mathieu Ngudjolo and Germain Katanga opened this week at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, residents of their home district of Ituri in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are losing faith in the court. 

Interview: Shock at acquittal of Mr.Z

Former Rwandan prefect and businessman Protais Zigiranyirazo - or “Mr. Z” - was acquitted by the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) on November 16th.

Brief news:

ECCC: final arguments in Duch case

The Khmer Rouge prison chief accused of crimes against humanity, war crimes, torture and premeditated murder will make his final statements to the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) this week. 

ICC: US attends ASP

For the first time since the International Criminal Court (ICC) opened in 2002, the United States attended the court’s annual meeting in The Hague. 

Germany arrests FDLR leaders

A tremor went through the Democratic Liberation Forces of Rwanda (FDLR) last week with the arrest of both the group’s leader and deputy leader in Germany on November 17th.

ICTY: Karadzic assigned counsel

British lawyer Richard Harvey has been assigned as legal counsel to Radovan Karadzic who is on trial for war crimes in The Hague. 

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25 November 2009 by Thijs Bouwknegt

The International Criminal Court (ICC) opened its second trial in The Hague this week. On the stand are the Congolese former militiamen Germain Katanga and Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui who are accused of orchestrating the massacre of about 200 civilians in the village of Bogoro, in the Ituri province of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). 

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11 November 2009 by -

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11 November 2009 by -

Eight persons convicted by the Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL) were transferred to Rwanda’s Mpanga prison last month, where they will begin serving sentences ranging from 15 to 52 years.

By Thijs Bouwknegt

Those transferred include three former leaders of Sierra Leone’s Revolutionary United Front, whose sentences were upheld on appeal three weeks ago. Also transferred were three former leaders of Sierra Leone’s Armed Forces Revolutionary Council and two former leaders of the Civil Defence Forces.

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11 November 2009 by -

The International Criminal Tribunal for Yugoslavia (ICTY) has ordered the appointment of counsel to Radovan Karadzic, but recognised his fundamental right to self-representation. The chamber recognised that he would continue to represent himself, with the appointed counsel only taking over as assigned counsel if he continued to obstruct the proceedings.

By Thijs Bouwknegt, The Hague

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11 November 2009 by -

At the Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL) in The Hague, the prosecution has started its cross-examination of Charles Taylor. 

By Thijs Bouwknegt

Acting Chief Prosecutor Joseph Kamara says: “After 13 weeks of direct examination, we are very happy to be beginning our cross. We’ve been waiting patiently for our turn to test Mr Taylor on his version of events. That version is very different from the evidence the prosecution presented.”

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