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12 April 2024: Emmanuel Nkunduwimye stands trial before the Brussels Assize Court for commission genocide and war crimes in Rwanda in 1994. The accused has for the first time admitted Rutaganda's commission of genocide.

9 April 2024: Yesterday the French NGO Survie filed a complaint before the Paris Judicial Court for commission of war crimes against three French nationals, who were killed in the early days of the 1994 Rwandan genocide. 

8 April 2024: On Friday a 91-year-old retired Guatemalan armed forces chief was accused of genocide against the Ixil Mayan people between 1978 – 1982, during his brother's presidency.  

5 April 2024: On Wednesday, the Prosecutor of the Higher Court of Belgrade suggested the imprisonment of nine former Yugoslav Army soldiers for complicity in war crimes during the Kosovo war in 1999.

4 April 2024: Majdi Nema, former spokesman for the Syrian rebel group Jaysh al-Islam will stand trial in April 2025 before the Special Assize Court of Paris for complicity in war crimes

28 March 2024: On Wednesday, Kunti Kamara, a regional commander of the rebel group United Liberation Movement of Liberia for Democracy (ULIMO), was sentenced to 30 years imprisonment by a French Court on appeal for complicity in crimes against humanity.

21 March 2024: A German Federal Court has rejected the appeal of a woman, former member of ISIS, who was convicted for crimes against humanity for allowing a 5-year-old Yazidi girl die of thirst in Iraq in 2015.

14 March 2024: Prominent NGOs are taking legal action to stop Danish exports of weapons and military equipment to Israel, for complicity in war crimes and genocide in Gaza.

13 March 2024: On Monday, the Bosnian Appeal State Court upheld the verdict convicting five former police officers for war crimes against Bosniak civilian in the Janja are between 1992 and 1994. 

12 March 2024: Yesterday, the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) of Switzerland indicted former Syrian Vice-President Rifaat al-Assad for war crimes and crimes against humanity, committed during the 1982 massacre in Hama, Syria.

8 March 2024: On Wednesday the Federation Supreme Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina upheld the verdict convicting Bosnian Serb Army ex-soldier Milenko Macanovic, for war crimes committed in 1992.

7 March 2024: On Tuesday the Pre-Trial Chamber II of the ICC issued arrest warrants for Sergei Ivanovich Kobylash and Viktor Kinolayevich Sokolov, in the context of the situation in Ukraine, who are allegedly responsible for war crimes committed between October 2022 and March 2023. 

6 March 2024: Yesterday, a man from Sweden was indicted for war crimes before the Blekinge District Court of Sweden. The crimes have allegedly been committed on behalf of the terrorist group Daesh/ISIS in Syria in May-June 2015. 

5 March 2024: Yesterday, the Prosecutor of the Swiss Federal Criminal Court requested a life imprisonment against Ousman Sonko, former Gambian Interior Minister, who is accused for crimes against humanity

4 March 2024: On Friday, the ICC Appeals Chamber rejected an appeal from the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela requesting the discontinuation of investigation into alleged crimes against humanity, commited by the Maduro government.

1 March 2024: On Wednesday, the Paris Court of Appeal confirmed the indictment of Roger Lumbala Tshitenga for complicity in and conspiracy to commit crimes against humanity, including murder, torture, rape, pillage and enslavement which took place in 2002-2003 in DRC.

New cases, briefs and videos

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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: "Ëcocide: 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. 

NEW BRIEF: A new ICD Brief is available on the International Crimes Database entitled "Ecocide and the End of the Anthropocene: An Ecocentric Critique of the (Failed) Developments of an International Crime of Ecocide", by Clémentine Dècle-Classen. This Brief is part of the ICD Ecocide Brief Series. 

NEW BRIEF: A new ICD Brief is available on the International Crimes Database entitled "The Crime of Ecocide Through Human Rights: A New Tool for Climate Justice", by Lisa Oldring and Kate Mackintosh. This Brief is part of the ICD Ecocide Brief Series.