13 September 2023 - NPWJ News Digest on International Criminal Justice


Israeli Supreme Court examines Netanyahu's contested justice reform
Le Monde, 12 Sep 2023

15 judges of the Israeli Supreme Court, meeting for the first time in a plenary session, began examining the legality of the first part of the justice reform passed by the Knesset, Israel's parliament, in July. If they decide to vote against it, the country would be on the brink of a constitutional crisis, threatening to pit the authority of the judiciary head-on against that of elected representatives.

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U.S. A Partner in Growing System of International Justice
Editorial, 11 Sep 2023

The United States is a committed partner in strengthening the international justice system that seeks to advance accountability for war crimes, genocide, and crimes against humanity.

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Lula rows back from comments that Brazil would not arrest Putin
Reuters, 11 Sep 2023

President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva rowed back on Monday from saying Brazil would ignore a war crimes arrest warrant for Russian leader Vladimir Putin, while saying he would review Brazil's membership in the International Criminal Court.

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Intensity of War Crimes and Crimes against Humanity Have Increased in Myanmar, Independent Mechanism tells Human Rights Council
UN News, 11 Sep 2023

The Human Rights Council two days ago held an interactive dialogue on the report of the Independent Investigative Mechanism for Myanmar, and started an interactive dialogue on the written update of the High Commissioner for Human Rights on the situation of human rights in Sri Lanka.

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Central African Republic ex-strongman charged with crimes against humanity
Al Jazeera, 08 Sep 2023

The United Nations-backed court in Bangui is handling cases concerning war crimes and crimes against humanity, dating back to 2003. One of the poorest countries in the world, the CAR was plunged into a bloody sectarian conflict after Seleka rebels, a coalition of armed groups mainly composed of Muslims, removed President Francois Bozize in early 2013.

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