Acquittals for Croatian Generals Raise Questions about the ICTY and its Legacy

Acquittals for Croatian Generals Raise Questions about the ICTY and its Legacy

The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY, the Tribunal) raised worldwide questions about the legitimacy of internationalized criminal justice and the impartiality of the tribunal with its recent acquittals of Croatian Generals Ante Gotovina and Mladen Markac. The generals were sentenced to 24 and eighteen years, respectively, for committing crimes of murder and […]

International Criminal Tribunal for Cybercrime and Human Rights

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As communication and commerce increasingly shift into the cyberworld, some states and experts have questioned both the breadth and method of criminal law to protect commercial and public interests. In his “Recommendations for Potential New Global Legal Mechanisms Against Global Cyberattacks and Other Global Cybercrimes,” Norwegian judge Stein Schjolberg, also the Chairman of the global […]

Información sobre violencia sexual contra mujeres y niñas en Guatemala

146th Período de sesiones, Audiencia de la Comisión. Foto hecha por Megan Wakefield (4 de noviembre de 2012).

English version available here. Comisionados:  Dinah Shelton, Rose-Marie Belle Antoine, José de Jesús Orozco Henríquez, Felipe González Peticionados:  Fundación Myrna Mack, Red Legal y su Observatorio de Derechos Humanos y VIH Estado: Guatemala La Procuraduría de Derechos Humanos (PDH) del gobierno de Guatemala, en conjunto con dos organizaciones de sociedad civil, llevaron información sobre la violencia […]

Information on Sexual Violence Against Women and Girls in Guatemala

146th Period of Sessions, Commission Hearing. Photo by Megan Wakefield (November 4, 2012).

English version available here. Commissioners:  Dinah Shelton, Rose-Marie Belle Antoine, José de Jesús Orozco Henríquez, Felipe González Petitioners:  Fundación Myrna Mack, Red Legal y su Observatorio de Derechos Humanos y VIH State:  Guatemala The Guatemalan government’s Office of the Human Rights Ombudsman, in conjunction with two civil society organizations, brought information regarding sexual violence and its […]

Karadzic’s Right to a Fair Trial: Protecting the Accused in the ICTY

Radovan Karadžić. Photo courtesy of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.

The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) Trial Chamber rejected Radovan Karadzic’s motion for retrial on August 13, 2012. The former Serbian leader, accused of involvement in the Srebrenica massacre, based his motion on the prosecution’s repeated failure to submit evidence in a timely fashion. The ICTY held that while the prosecution submitted […]