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10 February 2010 by -

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07 December 2011 by -

The primary purpose of the retrial of Ramush Haradinaj, as proclaimed by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in its appeal judgement in July, should have been to hear testimonies of two “key” witnesses who proved unwilling to testify in the original trial in 2007.

By Radosa Milutinovic, The Hague

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27 September 2011 by -

Insurgents in Thailand's Muslim-dominated deep south are increasingly targeting civilians in attacks that often amount to war crimes, Amnesty International said Tuesday.

The conflict has claimed thousands of lives since 2004 in Thailand's three southernmost provinces, which have been under a state of emergency for the past six years.

Amnesty said in a report that almost two-thirds of those killed were civilians, both Muslims and Buddhists, from farmers and religious leader to those with semi-official positions like teachers and civil servants.

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04 May 2010 by -

Former Argentine military leader Jorge Rafael Videla has been charged with an additional 49 cases of kidnapping, torture and murder. He will also be tried in September for stealing 33 babies of political opponents.

By Lula Ahrens

Videla, who ruled Argentina from 1976 to 1981, was sentenced to life in prison in 1985 for human rights abuses committed during Argentina’s Dirty War, including the murders of 66 people and the torture of 93 others.

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20 April 2010 by -

The Dutch Supreme Court has overturned the acquittal of businessman Guus Kouwenhoven who is accused of supplying arms to former Liberian President Charles Taylor. The Court has ordered a retrial.

By Thijs Bouwknegt

According to the Supreme Court, the prosecutor should have had the opportunity to hear two anonymous witnesses from the Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL), which is trying Charles Taylor in The Hague. 

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27 January 2010 by -

Germany has issued an arrest warrant for Argentina’s former dictator General Jorge Videla on suspicion of murdering a German man.

The Nuremberg prosecutor’s office opened a probe into the junta’s former leaders, including Videla, at the end of the 1990s over the killing and disappearance of Germans during Agentina’s so-called ‘dirty war’. But the initial investigations were stopped in 2008 after an Argentine court rejected an extradition request submitted by the German government.

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10 March 2010 by -

The 101st edition of the International Justice Tribune is now available. You can read it here.

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04 May 2010 by -

International judges and prosecutors claim to do their utmost to ensure that the practice of international criminal law satisfies fundamental principles. In practice, however, those principles often take second place to notions of human and humanitarian rights.

By Heikelina Verijn Stuart

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14 April 2010 by -

Public criticism is growing over the indictment of Spanish judge Baltasar Garzón, who seeks to investigate disappearances during and after Spain’s civil war, with around 1,000 demonstrators showing their support for the judge in Madrid on Tuesday.

By Thijs Bouwknegt

Garzón has been taken to court by right-wing groups, who claim that he overreached his judicial powers by launching an investigation in 2008 into the 1936-1939 Spanish civil war and the subsequent dictatorship of general Francisco Franco, which resulted in some 100,000 killings.

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06 June 2012 by -

Just a month before his departure, scheduled for June 15, Luis Moreno-Ocampo, chief prosecutor at the International Criminal Court (ICC), made two last-minute decisions concerning the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

By Benjamin Bibas, Paris

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