Welcome to the International Crimes Database (ICD)
The ICD website, hosted and maintained by the T.M.C. Asser Instituut in The Hague and supported by the Dutch Ministry of Security and Justice and the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague, offers a comprehensive database on international crimes adjudicated by national, as well as international and internationalized courts.
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Our aim is to become a leading and indispensable resource for users in developing a better understanding of international criminal law.
The ICD team
The Hague, 12 November 2013
10 December 2013: Abu Qatada, accused of plotting to carry out terrorist attacks in 1998 and 2000 and alleged to have given spiritual advice and encouragement in both, pleads not guilty before Jordan court.
7 December 2013: German district court of Ellwangen finds Hans Lipschis, alleged former Auschwitz guard and accused of war crimes, unfit to stand trial due to beginning incipient dementia.
6 December 2013: UN Operation in the Ivory Coast (UNOCI) and OHCHR report documents severe human rights violations by Dozos (security forces) in Ivory Coast, including extrajudicial killings, summary executions and illegal arrest and detention of individuals.
6 December 2013: Military Court Centre in Bulford, UK, sentences UK Royal Marines sergeant to life in prison for murder of a wounded Taliban insurgent during the sergeant's overseas deployment.
6 December 2013: The Special Court for Sierra Leone, created in 2002 by the UN and Sierra Leone's government for trying eight former Sierra Leonean militia leaders and former Liberian President Charles Taylor for their role in the country's decade-long civil war, has closed its doors after completion.
5 December 2013: US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit affirms denial of habeas corpus for Guantanamo detainee and terrorism suspect Abdul Razak Ali.
5 December 2013: Guantanamo detainees accuse Poland before the ECtHR of serving as secret torture site for CIA extraordinary rendition program (see here for the communicated case).
2 December 2013: UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay says inquiry has produced evidence that war crimes were authorised in Syria at "highest level", implying President Bashar al-Assad.
2 December 2013: Dutch WWII war criminal Heinrich Boere (92) dies in prison hospital.
30 November 2013: Belkacem Bensayah and Djamel Ameziane, two Algerian detainees being held in Guantanamo Bay, plan to fight release to Algeria out of fear for persecution and/or torture.
28 November 2013: In a case concerning crimes against humanity by Zimbabwean officials against Zimbabwean citizens, the South African Supreme Court of Appeal ruled that South African authorities have duty to investigate and prosecute international crimes, regardless of where they were committed.
28 November 2013: ICC reverses ruling excusing Kenyan president Kenyatta from continuous presence at trial. Any future decisions on whether he can be excused will be taken on a "case-by-case basis".
27 November 2013: Belgium arrests (hitherto fugitive) terrorist, convicted in absentia in 2006 for 2003 Casablanca and 2004 Madrid terrorist attacks (in Dutch / in French).
27 November 2013: Azerbaijan court convicts 29 persons of plotting terrorist attack on president Aliyev.
26 November 2013: Dutch Supreme Court sentences Joseph M. in last instance to life imprisonment for war crimes committed in Rwanda in 1994 (in Dutch only).