Trial Chamber I of the International Criminal Court (ICC) has ordered the release of Thomas Lubanga Dyilo, based on the court’s order last week to stay the proceedings. That order, blogged about here, found that the prosecutions refusal to obey court orders to disclose the identity of witnesses...Continue reading »
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At the trial of Germain Katanga and Matthieu Ngdolo Chui for war crimes and crimes against humanity at the International Criminal Court in The Hague, the prosecution asked that its witness be declared hostile. The prosecutor reportedly noticed “inconsistencies” and asked the court to declare the witness as...Continue reading »
The International Criminal Court trial of Thomas Lubanga Dyilo was suspended this week for a two week trip for the defense to the Democratic Republic of Congo for important “research,” presumably this means further investigation into the previous allegations that prosecution witnesses lied or were paid to lie...Continue reading »
The Interational Criminal Court, pre-trial chamber I today ruled that the Office of the Prosecutor had not provided sufficient evidence to continue the case against Bahar Idriss Abu Garda for trial. Abu Garda was the first case from the Sudan to come before the court. He appeared voluntarily...Continue reading »
Nicholas Kristof of the New York Times posted in his column today stories of the horrible war crimes being inflicted in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The column, available here, describes the rape of young girls, their being abducted to serve as sex slaves for the rebel armies,...Continue reading »
The trial of Germain Katanga and Matthieu Ngdolo Chui resumed today at the International Criminal Court in The Hague. This is the second ICC case to proceed to trial. Katanga and Chui are charged with war crimes and crimes against humanity as part of the conflict in the...Continue reading »