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18 September 2023: A former officer of the National Patriotic Front of Liberia (NPFL), having served under the leadership of Charles Taylor, was indicted in Paris for allegedly committing crimes against humanity in the 1990s during the Liberian Civil War.
15 September 2023: Today, Julio Pacheco Yepes will testify before a Spanish court, having allegedly been tortured by police officers during the Franco dictatorship for belonging to a left-wing movement opposing the regime.
14 September 2023: In the case of Lapunov v. Russia, the European Court of Human Rights has ruled that Maksim Lapunov was unlawfully detained and tortured by Chechen police officers on account of his sexual orientation, and that Russian authorities did not effectively investigate the allegations.
13 September 2023: Bosnian police have arrested five former Bosnian Serb officers and soldiers, suspected of taking part in the Srebrenica genocide in July 1995.
12 September 2023: The trial of Ali Mamlouk, Jamil Hassan, and Abdel Salam Mahmoud, three senior members of the Syrian regime of President Bashar al-Assad, is expected to take place between 21 and 24 May 2024 at the Paris Assize Court, in relation to charges of complicity in crimes against humanity and war crimes regarding the deaths of two French Syrian men, Mazzen and Patrick Dabbagh.
11 September 2023: Abdoulaye Hissène, former leader of the FPRC militia, has been indicted before the Special Criminal Court in Bangui for allegedly committing crimes against humanity and war crimes in 2017 on the territory of the Central African Republic.
6 September 2023: Amnesty International has published a report containing allegations of war crimes and possibly crimes against humanity committed by members of the Eritrean Defense Forces in Tigray, Ethiopia, between November 2022 and January 2023.
5 September 2023: The Lundin trial commences today at the Stockholm District Court, with Alex Schneiter and Ian Lundin, former executives of the Swedish oil company Lundin Oil, facing charges of complicity in war crimes allegedly committed by Sudanese armed forces and militias between 1999 and 2003 in Sudan.
4 September 2023: The Higher Regional Court of Munich has increased the sentence of ISIS member Jennifer W. from 10 to 14 years for, among others, aiding and abetting crimes against humanity and war crimes committed against a Yazidi woman and her daughter.
1 September 2023: Yuri Harauski, a former member of Aleksandr Lukashenko’s elite special security unit in Belarus, will stand trial in Switzerland on 19-20 September 2023 for his alleged participation in the enforced disappearances of three major political opponents of the regime in 1999.
31 August 2023: The Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland has filed an indictment against Khaled Nezzar, former Algerian minister of defence, for war crimes and crimes against humanity allegedly committed between January 1992 and January 1994 in the context of the Algerian civil war.
New cases, briefs and videos
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NEW VIDEO: A new video is available online. On 22 June 2023, the T.M.C. Asser Instituut organised in cooperation with the IHCL Platform this Supranational Criminal Law (SCL) lecture, titled "The road to justice: Lessons for Ukraine from the USSR invasion of Afghanistan" featuring Victoria Kerr, Nader Nadery, UN Special Rapporteur Richard Bennett and Dr. Dmytro Koval. The video is available here.
NEW BRIEF: A new ICD brief is available on the International Crimes Database, titled: "Ëcocide: The Environment as Victim at the International Criminal Court", authored by Dr. Giovanna Frisso. This brief is part of the ICD Ecocide Brief Series.
NEW CASE: Case analysis of the appeals judgment in the Eshetu Alemu case (The Hague Court of Appeal, June 2022) is now online. It can be accessed here.
NEW VIDEO: A new video is available online. On 14 December 2022, the T.M.C. Asser Instituut organised this Supranational Criminal Law (SCL) lecture, titled “Environmental harm and international criminal law” featuring Matthew Gillett, Rosario Salvatore Aitala, Larissa van den Herik, Daniëlla Dam-de Jong and Stavros Evdokimos Pantazopoulos. The video is available here.
NEW BRIEF: A new ICD Brief is available on the International Crimes Database entitled: "Prosecution of Ecocide as a Weapon in Armed Conflict: Reflections on Crimea", by Prof. Borys Babin and Dr. Oleksii Plotnikov. This Brief is part of the ICD Ecocide Brief Series.
NEW BRIEF: A new ICD Brief is available on the International Crimes Database entitled "Ecocide and the End of the Anthropocene: An Ecocentric Critique of the (Failed) Developments of an International Crime of Ecocide", by Clémentine Dècle-Classen. This Brief is part of the ICD Ecocide Brief Series.
NEW BRIEF: A new ICD Brief is available on the International Crimes Database entitled "The Crime of Ecocide Through Human Rights: A New Tool for Climate Justice", by Lisa Oldring and Kate Mackintosh. This Brief is part of the ICD Ecocide Brief Series.