skip navigation

News updates

(For older news updates, please visit our news archive.)

16 July 2024: The Argentinian Federal Court of Criminal Cassation has ordered the First Instance Judge to re-open the case and start investigating the crimes allegedly committed against the Uyghurs, including crimes against humanity and genocide.

15 July 2024: An Argentinian Prosecutor has asked the Federal Criminal Court in Buenos Aires, to order international arrest warrants against Myanmar government officials who have allegedly committed genocide and crimes against humanity against the Rohingya community.

28 June 2024: The ICC Trial Chamber X has convicted Al Hassan for war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Timbuktu between 2012-2013. He was acquitted of charges of attacking protected objects, rape and sexual slavery.

27 June 2024:  Yesterday the Paris Appeals Court validated the arrest warrant against Syrian President Bashar Assad for alleged complicity in war crimes, recognising that personal immunity of a serving head of state is not absolute.

26 June 2024: Yesterday, the ICC Pre-Trial Chamber II issued arrest warrants against Sergei Kuzhugetovich Shoigu and Valery Vasilyevich Gerasimov, for allegedly commiting war crimes and crimes against humanity in Ukraine between 2022-2023.

25 June 2024: A Peruvian Court has sentenced 10 retired soldiers for committing war crimes and particularly rape against rural women and girls in 1980s, during the war between state forces and the Shining Path.

24 June 2024: On Friday the ICC Pre-Trial Chamber I unsealed an arrest warrant, against militia leader Iyad Ag Ghaly for war crimes and crimes against humanity allegedly committed in northern Mali, between 2012-2013.

17 June 2024: A Belgian court found Emmanuel Nkunduwimye guilty of war crimes and genocide committed during the 1994 Rwandan Genocide. He was sentenced to 25 years imprisonment.

13 June 2024: A U.S. Federal Court found banana company Chiquita Brands International responsible for financing terrorism by paying a paramilitary group, the United Self-Defense of Colombia (AUC), to commit war crimes against civilians.

7 June 2024: An international rights group lodged a complaint with the War Crimes Unit of  Scotland Yard against a British-born former Israeli government official for allegedly commiting, as well as complicity in commiting war crimes in Gaza.

28 May 2024: Prosecutors in Guinea have requested the life imprisonment of former dictator Moussa Dadis Camara and six other military/governmental officials for alleged crimes against humanity over a 2009 massacre.

24 May 2024: The Huye Intermediate Court sentenced Beatrice Munyenyezi to life imprisonment for complicity in and incitement to commit genocide as well as complicity in war crimes for her involvement in the 1994 Tutsi Genocide.

22 May 2024: The President of the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals has denied a request from Ratko Mladić, who has been convicted for genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes, to be provisionally released on humanitarian grounds.

21 May 2024: Yesterday the ICC Prosecutor applied for arrest warrants before Pre-Trial Chamber I of the ICC for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Israeli Defence Minister and three Hamas leaders for alleged war crimes and  crimes against humanity.

15 May 2024: The Swiss Federal Criminal Court convicted today Ousman Sonko, Gambian former Minister of Interior, for crimes against humanity, committed between 2000 and 2016.

7 May 2024: The trial of three high ranking Syrian officials for alleged complicity in crimes against humanity against the disappearance of two members of the Dabbagh family, will commence on 21st of May before the Paris Criminal Court.

3 May 2024: Former LRA leader Kwoyelo, who is accused for war crimes and crimes against humanity before the International Crimes Division of the High Court of Uganda, claimed that he was under the command of Joseph Kony and was not responsible for decision making.

New cases, briefs and videos

(For older announcements, please visit our announcements archive.)

NEW VIDEO: A new video is available online. On 29 May 2024, the T.M.C. Asser Instituut, in collaboration with the Ukrainian Embassy in the Netherlands, organised an SCL Lecture entitled "The Register of Damage for Ukraine: Towards reparation for victims?". The lecture featured Markiyan Kliuchkovskyi, Dr. Kustrim Istrefi, Victoria Kerr, and Olesia Zaiets, and can be accessed here.

NEW CASE: The Al Bahlul Case before the U.S. District of Columbia Courts of Appeal (Opinion by Circuit Judge PAN, July 2023) can now be accessed online. This latest addition sheds light on the issue of providing material support for terrorism. The Opinion by Circuit Judge PAN can be accessed here.

NEW CASE: The Al Mahdi Case before the International Criminal Court (Trial Chamber VIII, September 2016) has just been updated and is now available online. This latest addition sheds light on the destruction of cultural heritage during armed conflict. The Trial Chamber VIII case can be accessed here.

NEW CASE: The Bemba Case before the International Criminal Court (Trial Chamber III, March 2016) has just been updated and is now available online. This latest addition sheds light on war crimes, crimes against humanity and command responsibility. The Trial Chamber III case can be accessed here.

NEW CASE: Case analysis of the First Instance and the Appeals Judgment in the Ahmad al-Y case (the Hague District Court, April 2021 and the Hague Court of Appeal, December 2022) is now available online. This latest addition sheds light on terrorist organizations and war crimes. They can be accessed here and here accordingly.

NEW VIDEO: A new video is available online. On 19 December 2023, the T.M.C. Asser Instituut organised the Supranational Criminal Law (SCL) Lecture titled "Navigating the International Legal Landscape of the Israel-Palestine Conflict", featuring Prof. Terry Gill, Prof. Helen Duffy and Yousuf Syed Khan J.D. LL.M. The video is available here.

NEW VIDEO: A new video is available online. On 21 September 2023, the T.M.C. Asser Instituut organised the Supranational Criminal Law (SCL) Lecture titled "Pursuing Accountability for the Crime of Aggression against Ukraine", featuring H.E. Mr. Oleksandr Karasevych, Dr. Anton Korynevych, Prof. Larissa van den Herik, Prof. André Nollkaemper, Dr. Astrid Reisinger Coracini and Dr. Owiso Owiso. This specific SCL Lecture was co-organised by the IHCL Platform and the Embassy of Ukraine in The Hague and supported by The Hague Municipality. The video is available here.

NEW VIDEO: A new video is available online. On 22 June 2023, the T.M.C. Asser Instituut organised in cooperation with the IHCL Platform this Supranational Criminal Law (SCL) lecture, titled "The road to justice: Lessons for Ukraine from the USSR invasion of Afghanistan" featuring Victoria Kerr, Nader Nadery, UN Special Rapporteur Richard Bennett and Dr. Dmytro Koval. The video is available here

NEW BRIEF: A new ICD brief is available on the International Crimes Database, titled: "Ecocide: The Environment as Victim at the International Criminal Court", authored by Dr. Giovanna Frisso. This brief is part of the ICD Ecocide Brief Series.

NEW CASE: Case analysis of the appeals judgment in the Eshetu Alemu case (The Hague Court of Appeal, June 2022) is now online. It can be accessed here

NEW VIDEO: A new video is available online. On 14 December 2022, the T.M.C. Asser Instituut organised this Supranational Criminal Law (SCL) lecture, titled “Environmental harm and international criminal law” featuring Matthew Gillett, Rosario Salvatore Aitala, Larissa van den Herik, Daniëlla Dam-de Jong and Stavros Evdokimos Pantazopoulos. The video is available here

NEW BRIEF: A new ICD Brief is available on the International Crimes Database entitled: "Prosecution of Ecocide as a Weapon in Armed Conflict: Reflections on Crimea", by Prof. Borys Babin and Dr. Oleksii Plotnikov. This Brief is part of the ICD Ecocide Brief Series.