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Vol.

7, Issue 6 -- June 18, 2012

INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT
Central African Republic & Uganda • BembaTrial.org: Bemba's Defense Case to Start on August 14 • Reuters: U.N. Reports on Ugandan Warlord's Crimes Against Children Darfur, Sudan • Reuters: Cut Off Aid to States Helping Sudan's Bashir: ICC Prosecutor • UNSCR 1593 (2005): Prosecutor's Statement to the United Nations Security Council on the Situation in Darfur • The New York Times: Darfur War Crimes Prosecutor Urges Tougher Action Against Sudan President • Reuters: U.N. is Asked to Push for Arrest of Sudan's Bashir • AFP: ICC Prosecutor Threatens to Investigate Sudan UN Ambassador • The Guardian: African Union Pulls Summit from Malawi in Row over Sudan's President: Malawi was Due to Host AU Summit but Refused to Accept Attendance of Omar al-Bashir, Wanted by the ICC for War Crimes • Sudan Tribune: Another Darfur Prosecutor Resigns in Mysterious Circumstances Democratic Republic of the Congo • Radio Netherlands Worldwide: Kigali, Between Ntaganda and the ICC • LubangaTrial.org: Women's Initiatives Granted Leave to Participate in Reparations Proceedings in Lubanga Case • LubangaTrial.org: Lubanga Defense to Call Two Witnesses at Sentencing Hearing • International Criminal Court Press Release: ICC Prosecutor's Address on the Sentencing of Thomas Lubanga Kenya • CapitalFM News: Ocampo Four Trial Dates to be Known Next Week • The Star: Success of Kenya Cases Vindicates Statute Negotiators • Standard Media: ICC Amends Agenda for Status Conference • AllAfrica.com: Kenya: ICC Registrar Denies Frustrating Victims' Lawyer • CapitalFM News: Kenya Trials Must be "Synchronised" - ICC Prosecutor • CapitalFM News: Luis Moreno-Ocampo Bids the ICC Goodbye • CapitalFM News: Muthaura's Lawyer Takes on U.S. Based Kenyan Don • CapitalFM News: Uhuru and Muthaura Differ Over Start of ICC Trials Libya

The Guardian: US Backs Libya in Dispute over Trial Location for Saif alIslam Gaddafi • Reuters: ICC Team Visit Detained Colleagues in Libya • The New York Times: Libya Refuses to Release Hague Court Workers Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) • United States Embassy Abidjan: National Reconciliation Commission's Chairman Charles Konan Banny to Meet With Former President Laurent Gbagbo at the Hague • Amsterdam AP: Ex-Ivory Coast Leader's Hearing Pushed to August

AFRICA
International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda Hirondelle News Agency: Appeals Court Refuses to Bar Italian Judge UN News Centre: UN Genocide Tribunal Transfers Former Rwandan Official to National Authorities • Hirondelle News Agency: Former Planning Minister Case Adjourned to July 2 • Hirondelle News Agency: Presentation of Closing Brief in Ngirabatware Case Deffered to July 23 Special Court for Sierra Leone • • • • Special Court for Sierra Leone - Outreach and Public Affairs Office: Justice Fisher Elected President of the Special Court Africa News Media: Contempt Trial of Eric Koi Senessie Opens at the Special Court for Sierra Leone allAfrica: Sierra Leone: Taylor's Appeal Judgment Due Next Year Liberian Observer: Taylor's Trial 'Free and Fair', Chief Prosecutor Asserts • •

EUROPE
Court of Bosnia & Herzegovina, War Crimes Chamber • • • • The Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina: Status Conference in the Case v. Ivan Zelenika et al. The Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina: Written Second Instance Verdict Issued in Saša Baričanin Case The Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina: Main Trial to Commence in the Case v. Ivan Zelenika et al. The Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina: Status Conference in the Case v. Zemir Kovačević

The Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina: Pronouncement of the FirstInstance Verdict in the Case v. Franc Kos et al. • The Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina: Main Trial Commences in the Case v. Mevlid Jasarevic et al. • The Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina: Verdict Pronounced in the Case v. Luan Oruqi International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia The Institute for War & Peace Reporting: Karadzic Judges Visit Srebrenica The Institute for War & Peace Reporting: Date Set for Final Arguments On Stanisic/Simatovic • The Institute for War & Peace Reporting: Court Postpones Seselj's Third Contempt Trial • The Institute for War & Peace Reporting: Mladic Defence Still Missing Documents, Prosecution Admits • The Institute for War & Peace Reporting: Karadzic Asks for Acquittal Domestic Prosecutions In The Former Yugoslavia • • B92: Members of Volunteer Unit Sentenced to Total of 40 Years Institute for War and Peace Reporting: Hague Prosecutor Criticises Serbia at UN Council • •

MIDDLE EAST AND ASIA
Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia The Phnom Penh Post: Role Small, Memory Cloudy, Former KRouge Banker Tells Court • The Cambodia Herald: Khmer Rouge Tribunal Dismisses 'Alleged New Facts' • The Phnom Penh Post: Judges Stand by Khmer Rouge Court's Efforts • The Phnom Penh Post: Defence Homes in on Assumptions of Rank • The Phnom Penh Post: Khmer Rouge Court Judge's Request Dead • Gulf Times: Khmer Rouge Lawyers Consider Quitting UN-Backed Court • The Phnom Penh Post: Samphan Named as Attendee at Meeting • The Phnom Penh Post: Defence Grills 'Confused' KRouge Witness Iraqi High Tribunal • CNN: Saddam Hussein Aide Executed in Iraq Syria • • • Reuters: Syria Violence Flares After Rebel Deadline Aljazeera: Syria Violence 'Derailing' UN Peace Mission CNN: U.N. Suspends Observer Mission In Syria •

Special Tribunal for Lebanon Naharnet: Youssef Says STL Defense, Prosecution to Intensify Meetings Naharnet: STL: Victims' Legal Representatives Sworn in Naharnet: STL Publishes Key Details About June 13-14 Jurisdiction Hearing • The Daily Star: STL Opens Hearing on Challenges to Its Legality and Jurisdiction • Reuters: Lebanon Tribunal Should Not Try Hariri Suspects: Lawyer • The Daily Star: Defense Argues STL Illegally Established Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal • • • • • • • Bangladesh News 24: Septuagenarian Testifies Against SQ Chy Bangladesh News 24: Azam's Defence Moves for Transfer The Daily Star: Ghulam Azam; Counsels Allowed to Meet Him in Hospital Bangladesh News 24: Deposition Against Ghulam Azam Begins June 24 The Daily Star: Ghulam Azam's Role was Crucial: Prosecution Tells War Crimes Tribunal Bangladesh News 24: Sayedee's Investigator Sweats over Details Bangladesh News 24: ICT Comes Down Hard on Jail Authorities • • •

NORTH AND SOUTH AMERICA
United States MSNBC: Soccer, Cable TV at Gitmo? US Lockup in Cuba Quietly Being Upgraded • The New York Times: Europe Stays Quiet Despite Unease About Drones • Reuters: Top Court Rejects Appeals by Guantanamo Prisoners • CNN: Officials: U.S. Drone Strikes Kill Suspected Militants in Yemen • Associated Press: U.S. Drone Attacks on Terror Suspects Increasingly Unpopular Around the World: Survey South America Colombia • • • • Colombia Reports: Paramilitaries Ordered to Testify in Murder Trial of Former DAS Official Colombia Reports: Bogota Mayor Did Not Bribe Witnesses in Uribe Investigation: Court Colombia Reports: 1500 AUC Members May Be Released In 2013 Colombia Reports: Paramilitary Victims' Compensation Overturned •

TOPICS

Terrorism BBC: Four Guilty of Danish Plot Over Muhammad Cartoons Xinhuanet: EU, Pakistan Establish Counterterrorism Body Xinhuanet: Sri Lanka to Introduce New Laws Against Al-Qaida, Taliban Operatives • BBC: Terror Camp was Preparing for an Attack, Court Told • BBC: Al-Shabab: US Puts Bounty on Somali Militants Piracy Capital FM News: French Prosecutor Seeks Jail for Six Somalis in Piracy Trials Universal Jurisdiction AFP: Senegal Takes Steps to Try Chad's Fugitive Habre Think Africa Press: South African Ruling on Zimbabwe Torture Draws Applause and Criticism Gender-Based Violence • The New Times: Rwanda: Defilement Tops Gender Crimes • • • • • •

REPORTS
UN Reports • New York Times: U.N. Fears for Syrians Trapped by Fighting • Jakarta Post: UN Says Congo Rebellion Threatens Region NGO Reports • • • • Amnesty International: USA: Human Rights Betrayed: 20 Years After U.S. Ratification of ICCPR, Human Rights Principles Sidelined by "Global War" Theory Amnesty International: Kyrgyzstan: Dereliction of Duty Amnesty International: Democratic Republic of the Congo: "If You Resist, We'll Shoot You": The Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Case for an Effective Arms Trade Treaty Amnesty International: Syria: Deadly Reprisals: Deliberate Killings and Other Abuses by Syria's Armed Forces

TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION COMMISSIONS

Thailand Pattaya Mail: Interior Ministry Aims to Hold Public Dialogues to Achieve National Reconciliation • Bangkok Post: TRC Calls for Caution on Bills Kenya • The Star: TJRC Gets Three Months to Bring Curtains Down Canada • The StarPhoenix: Schools' Impact Must be Faced Zimbabwe • News Day: Coltart Calls for Truth Commission •

COMMENTARY AND PERSPECTIVES
• • • • • • • • • • Opinio Juris: Guest Post: Suffering Victims and Collective Crimes: The Limits of International Criminal Law EJIL Talk: The ICC Must Consider Fair Trial Concerns in Determining Libya's Application to Prosecute Saif al-Islam Gaddafi Nationally New York Times: Bring Syria to Justice Opinio Juris: Guest Post: The Charles Taylor Trial and Traditional International Law The New York Times: Detained in Libya Justice in Conflict: The Path Towards Prosecution: An End to Amnesty in Northern Uganda Justice in Conflict: The End of Amnesty: Whither "Peace Versus Justice" in Northern Uganda? Radio Free Netherlands: Lebanon Tribunal Legitimacy Debate: Is it Becoming Irrelevant? The Guardian: International Criminal Court: Now for Kony and Bashir Justice in Conflict: Changing of the Guard: Bensouda In, Ocampo Out

WORTH READING
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