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UN tribunal initiates independent review after defendant consumes poison in courtroom
The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) announced that it has initiated an independent expert review on internal operations after the death of Slobodan Praljak, who consumed poison in the courtroom on Wednesday after t (More)
UN panel to investigate sexual abuse claims against French soldiers
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon on Monday announced the appointment of an independent panel to review the organization's handling of allegations that French and African soldiers sexually abused children in the Central African Republic from Decemb (More)
Rwanda genocide suspect contests extradition before Europe rights court
Alleged Rwandan genocide perpetrator Emmanuel Mbarushimana on Wednesday challenged a decision by Denmark's Supreme Court to extradite him to Rwanda. Filing an application before the European Court of Human Rights , Mbarushimana claims that he will b (More)
France court rejects request to extradite former Rwanda colonel
A court in France on Thursday rejected Rwanda's request for the extradition of a Hutu ex-colonel wanted in connection with the country's 1994 genocide and ordered his release. Laurent Serubuga, now 77-years old, had been arrested in France in July (More)
New Hampshire woman sentenced to 10 years for role in Rwandan genocide
A judge for the US District Court for the District of New Hampshire sentenced Beatrice Munyenyezi to 10 years in prison for her role in the 1994 Rwanda genocide. Judge Steven McAuliffe imposed the maximum sentence for her crimes. Munyenyezi was co (More)
ICTR prosecutor urges UN sember states to assist in locating Rwanda fugitives
Justice Hassan Bubacar Jallow , Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) on Tuesday reiterated the UN Security Council's request for member states to help bring to justice nine fugitives allegedly responsible for war cri (More)
Rwanda genocide tribunal convicts former minister in final trial
The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) on Thursday convicted [judgment summary; press release] former Rwandan minister Augustin Ngirabatware , sentencing him to 35 years in prison and concluding the tribunal's final trial. Ngirabatwa (More)
Rwanda genocide tribunal transfers prosecution materials to national government
The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) transferred prosecution materials to the Rwandan government on Monday for the first time with respect to a case stemming from the 1994 Rwandan genocide [BBC backgrounder; JURIST news archive]. (More)
Rwanda genocide tribunal reduces life sentence of ex-army colonel
The Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) on Wednesday reduced the sentence of Theoneste Bagosora , called the "kingpin" of the 1994 Rwandan genocide , from life to 35 years in prison. The court overturned severa (More)
UN war crimes tribunals report progress to Security Council
Top officials of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) [official website; JURIST news archive] and the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) [official website; JURIST news archive] told the UN Security Coun (More)