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10 March 2010 by -

Radovan Karadzic opened his defence at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) on March 1st – four months later than scheduled – only to have the trial postponed once again two days later.

By Hermione Gee

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11 November 2009 by -

The 93rd edition of the International Justice Tribune is now available. You can read it here.

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11 November 2009 by Thierry Cruvellier

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. 

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11 November 2009 by Karl Dowling

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.

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04 October 2010 by -

On September 13th 2010, following Dr Radovan Karadzic’s ‘17th Motion for Finding of Disclosure Violation and for Remedial Measures’, Trial Chamber III of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) announced a suspension of the trial to allow the him an opportunity to review 1,072 items, amounting to 5,740 pages, of potentially exculpatory (Rule 68) evidence. This material had been disclosed to the Mr Karadzic on August 31st 2010, yet was in the possession of the Prosecution since January 2010.

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04 June 2007 by Sylvain Savolainen

Former Liberian President Charles Taylor's trial will open before the Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL) on June 4. The Court has been relocated to the Hague [IJT-44] to try the case, which will be both its most important trial and its last. The Special Court, which was created in 2002, was expected to last just three years. In the end, it will have taken eight years to try nine individuals. And the jury is still out as to whether the Court will live up to expectations.

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