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01 April 2010 by -

The trial of Radovan Karadžić is scheduled to resume on 13 April with the start of the presentation of the prosecution’s evidence.

By Thijs Bouwknegt

The order was made on the back of the appeals chamber’s dismissal of Karadžić’s appeal  to allow him to postpone his trial.

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10 March 2010 by -

Prominent Kenyans organised and financed post-election attacks against civilians in 2008, the International Criminal Court’s chief prosecutor told judges last week.

By Thijs Bouwknegt, The Hague

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20 July 2011 by -

Desperate for cash after years on the run, Goran Hadzic tried to sell a stolen painting believed to be a Modigliani and supplied the vital clue for capturing the last major Yugoslav war crimes fugitive.   

Serbia's president announced the arrest of Hadzic, a Croatian Serb wartime leader indicted for crimes against humanity during the 1991-95 Croatian war, on Wednesday.   

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01 June 2001 by -

Bougmestre of Mabanza

Ignace Bagilishema is accused of genocide, complicity in genocide, crimes against humanity, and serious violations of article 3 common to the Geneva Conventions and of Additionnal protocol II.
© Réseau Intermedia.

Identity

  • Ignace Bagilishema was born in 1955 in Rubengera Sector, Mabanza commune, Kibuye prefecture, Rwanda. Bagilishema was appointed as Bourgmestre of Mabanza on February 8, 1980 until the end of July 1994.

Charges

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24 March 2011 by -

A retired Argentine general nicknamed "The Hyena," active during the 1976-1983 military junta period, was sentenced to life in prison for crimes against humanity on Wednesday.

By Thijs Bouwknegt

It was the sixth life sentence for Luciano Menendez, 83, who was head of the army's Third Corps during the dictatorship period and was responsible for 11 provinces in central and northern Argentina.

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20 May 2011 by -

The President of the International Criminal Court, Judge Sang-Hyun Song says he is happy the court is strengthening its role as a permanent international body. The ICC is supported by 115 countries and is examining and investigating situations in 17 countries. Judge Song works tirelessly, lobbying for the court around the world. He told IJT what inspires him to do so.

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28 June 2011 by -

Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi could end up in the dock in The Hague within months, says chief prosecutor at the International Criminal Court, Luis Moreno Ocampo.

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02 March 2011 by -

The United Nations on Tuesday suspended Libya from its main human rights body over Muammar Gaddafi's crackdown on protests as the Security Council warned of new action against his regime. 

With growing western calls for a no-fly zone over Libya, Britain's UN envoy said the council would take "whatever measures we consider necessary to respond to events on the ground."

The 192-member assembly passed a suspension resolution by consensus, without a vote, after UN chief Ban Ki-moon urged the body to "act decisively."

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28 February 2011 by -

The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court said Monday he was assessing whether Libyan authorities can be tried for crimes against humanity against civilians calling for regime change.

Upon referral from the UN, his office was "assessing allegations of widespread or systematic attacks against the civilian population," Luis Moreno-Ocampo said in The Hague. "This could constitute crimes against humanity and must stop," he added.

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21 May 2011 by -

The Trial Chamber in the case of former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic has ended a five-day site visit to several locations in Sarajevo and its surroundings.

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