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Libya appeals court sentences 45 militiamen to death over 2011 massacre
A Libyan appeals court on Wednesday sentenced  45 soldiers to death by firing squad for their involvement in murders that occurred during the 2011 uprising. The defendants were accused of opening fire [Telegraph report] on a crowd of demonstrators (More)
The Stain of Torture
June 26th is the United Nations’ International Day in Support of Victims of Torture. Its purpose -- to denounce the crime of torture and proclaim solidarity with its survivors -- is in stark opposition to the policy of my government. As a former C (More)
ICC prosecutor reports Libyan war crime suspects remain free despite warrants
International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda told the UN Security Council Wednesday that Libyan National Army Major Mahmoud Mustafa Busayf Al-Werfalli has not yet been arrested by Libyan national authorities, despite an ICC warran (More)
UN: Arbitrary detentions in Libya are violations of human rights
A UN report published Tuesday detailed the conditions of thousands of people are being held in Libya, describing them as human rights violations. According to the report, released by the Office of the High Commission for Human Rights (OHCHR) ab (More)
France ex-president to stand trial for corruption
Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy must stand for trial for charges of corruption and influence the 2007 French presidential election. The case will focus on alleged phone calls that transpired between Sarkozy and a French judge who was, at t (More)
World Legal News Round Up for Saturday, 24 March 2018
Here's the international legal news we covered this week: The UK Court of Appeal ruled this week that software is not a good, overruling the lower court opinion. UN human rights experts expressed concern Friday over the diminishing health of Jia (More)
France ex-president taken into custody on illegal campaign finance allegations
Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy was taken into custody [Local report] Tuesday morning for questioning regarding allegations that he received millions of euros in illegal campaign financing from former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi . The q (More)
UN: Libya must protect hundreds of citizens stranded in the desert
UN Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Person Cecilia Jimenes-Damary is calling on the government of Libya to protect the hundreds of former residents of the town of Tawergha who are currently stranded in the desert. Ac (More)
ICC Prosecutor renews call for arrest of Libya Al-Saiqa brigade commander
International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda on Wednesday reported to the statement to the UN Security Council (UNSC) on the efforts to arrest Libyan special forces commander Mahmoud Mustafa Busayf Al-Werfalli. The warrant for his a (More)
Humanity Lost the Legend: Cherif Bassiouni, The Godfather of International Criminal Law and Justice
JURIST Guest Columnist, Mohamed Arafa, of Alexandria University Faculty of Law discusses the accomplishments and contributions of the late Mohamoud Cherif Bassiouni and his deep impact on international criminal law and justice...Mahmoud Cherif Bassio (More)
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