Readers’ Guide on Recent Developments in International Criminal Law

It has been a busy few weeks in international criminal law, with a range of important judgments out of the International Criminal Court, the International Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, and the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, as well as the ICC’s first potential plea agreement, the confirmation of charges against a Lord’s Resistance Army commander, among others developments. And while there are still a number of news stories on the horizon — including the upcoming verdict in former Chadian President Hissène Habré’s trial in Senegal for crimes against humanity, war crimes, and torture (which is expected late next month) — we thought readers might appreciate a roundup of the latest news, primary documents, and commentary on the cases.

Background on Recent Verdicts

ICC Cases

William Samoei Ruto and Joshua Arap Sang (Kenya)

Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo (Central African Republic)

Ahmad Al Faqi Al Mahdi (Mali)

Dominic Ongwen (Uganda)

Thomas Lubanga Dyilo (Democratic Republic of the Congo)

  • Case information sheet
  • Request for leave to appeal the order that additional information be added to the reparations plan by the Trust Fund for Victims (February 15, 2016)
  • Order directing the Trust Fund for Victims to add information to the reparations plan (February 9, 2016)
  • Press release related to the order for additional information (February 9, 2016)
  • Press release related to the Trust Fund for Victims’s submission of a draft implementation plan for collective reparations to victims (November 4, 2015)

ICTY Cases

Radovan Karadžić

Florence Hartmann

Vojislav Šešelj

Goran Hadžić

Special Tribunal for Lebanon Case

Al Jadeed and Karma Mohamed Tahsin Al Khayat

 

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