April 20, 2013
by Sarah Paulsworth
The genocide trial for former Guatemala president Efrain Rios Montt came to a halt Thursday, potentially discarding nearly a year-and-a-half of court proceedings. According to Judge Patricia Flores, all actions taken on Rios Montt's case since she was recused in November 2011 are invalid. However... ...[read more]
April 12, 2013
by Sarah Paulsworth
Turkey's Grand National Assembly approved amendments to the country's anti-terrorism legislation on Thursday to bring the legislation more in line with EU freedom of expression standards. Through the amendments Turkey will narrow its definition of terrorism propaganda. Amendments to Article 6 ...[read more]
April 5, 2013
by Sarah Paulsworth
The Lahore High Court in Pakistan on Thursday acquitted a Christian man sentenced to death for blasphemy. Younis Masih has been in prison for six years. The charges against him stemmed from a incident in which allegedly interrupted a gathering of Sufi singing to make blasphemous remarks in 2005. ...[read more]
March 29, 2013
by Sarah Paulsworth
The war crimes court for Bosnia and Herzegovina on Friday convicted a former paramilitary unit commander from Montenegro on multiple counts of murder, torture, rape and looting committed during the the civil war in the former Yugoslavia (1992-1995) and sentenced him to 45 years of imprisonment. ...[read more]
March 22, 2013
by Sarah Paulsworth
Former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf was granted protective bail by the High Court of Sindh Karachi in Pakistan on Friday. AFP reports that Judge Sajjad Ali Shah set Musharraf's bail at approximately USD $3,000 for the 2007 dismissal of judges, the 2006 death of Baluch rebe Akbar Bugti and ...[read more]
March 22, 2013
by Sarah Paulsworth
Congolese war crimes suspect Gen. Bosco Ntaganda voluntarily surrendered himself into the custody of the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Friday. The ICC is now in the process of transferring him to The Hague from Rwanda. The ICC issued two arrest warrants, one in 2006 and one in 2012, for ...[read more]
March 14, 2013
by Sarah Paulsworth
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled Thursday that evictions carried out in Spain under harsh property repossession laws violate EU consumer protection laws. According to the ECJ, Spain's laws contravene EU laws because they do not allow national courts to stop evictions taking place due to ...[read more]
March 14, 2013
by Sarah Paulsworth
Khmer Rouge Deputy Foreign Minister and co-founder Ieng Sary, who was on trial for war crimes in the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) for his involvement in the killing of 1.7 million people, died Thursday at the age of 87. Sary was originally detained in November 2007 and ...[read more]
March 8, 2013
by Sarah Paulsworth
Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, the son-in-law of Osama Bin Laden, has been captured and will be appear in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York on Friday to face federal charges. He is accused of plotting to kill Americans. Assistant Attorney General Lisa Monaco said, "The arrest of ...[read more]
March 1, 2013
by Sarah Paulsworth
A court of appeals in Bahrain overturned the acquittal of Zainab al-Khawaja, who is accused of insulting a government employee, and sentenced her to three months of imprisonment on Friday, according to the Bahrain State New Agency (BNA). Al-Khawaja is the daughter of prominent Bahraini human ...[read more]

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