Archive for the ‘ICC’ Category
This week, the four men arrested in connection with the assassination of Rafik al-Hariri, the former Lebanese prime minister, have been released, after four years without charge. Inside Story asks: Is it justice simply playing out, or the signs of a faltering tribunal that – four years after the event – has not produced anything? (24:09):
The Lebanese-Shi’ite militia Hezbollah on Friday attacked an international investigation into the 2005 assassination of former prime minister Rafik al-Hariri, describing its work as politicized and dishonest. Read the rest of this entry »
27 Apr 09 | HRW
Human Rights Watch is calling for a United Nations commission of inquiry to investigate violations of international humanitarian law by both Sri Lankan government forces and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam during the recent fighting. This Q & A addresses various issues relating to accountability for crimes in violation of international law. Read the rest of this entry »
9 Apr 09 | VOA News
Prosecutors in the war crimes trial of former Liberian president Charles Taylor oppose a defense motion to acquit him of charges relating to his alleged involvement in Sierra Leone’s civil war. Mr. Taylor’s lawyers say prosecutors have failed to prove the case against him.