Bagaragaza: mixed fortune
The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) sentenced a former close associate of the Habyarimana regime to eight years in prison last week, after he pleaded guilty to complicity in genocide.
The long arm of universal jurisdiction
As the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) prepares to close its doors in Tanzania, courts around the world are taking up the task of trying suspected Rwandan génocidaires. They do so under the principle of universal jurisdiction: a doctrine that allows prosecutors to reach beyond national borders in cases of torture, war crimes or genocide committed elsewhere.
Karadzic: pitfalls of a parallel defence
Radovan Karadzic conducts his own defence in his genocide trial, but he has an international team of top lawyers, academics and interns at his disposal. For months they have been preparing the defence of the former Bosnian-Serb leader.
A trial of legal principle?
The Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL) Appeals Chamber upheld sentences for three former RUF leaders on October 26th. Wayne Jordash was lead defence counsel for Issa Hassan Sesay who received a sentence of 52 years. He spoke to IJT’s Karl Dowling.
Prosecution to cross-examine Charles Taylor
At the Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL) in The Hague, the prosecution has started its cross-examination of Charles Taylor.
ICTY: Karadzic assigned counsel; trial postponed
The International Criminal Tribunal for Yugoslavia (ICTY) has ordered the appointment of counsel to Radovan Karadzic, but recognised his fundamental right to self-representation.
SCSL: Convicts from Sierra Leone to serve time in Rwanda
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.