16 March 2022 - NPWJ News Digest on International Criminal Justice


Some hope in the Struggle for Justice in Syria
Human Rights Watch, 15 Mar 2022

Today marks eleven years since the peaceful uprising in Syria descended into a brutal armed conflict, and comprehensive justice for countless abuses committed during the crisis remains elusive.


Yemen war now ‘chronic emergency’ as millions face hunger
United Nations News, 15 Mar 2022

After more than seven years of war, Yemen is living in a chronic state of emergency, marked by hunger, disease and other miseries that are rising faster than aid agencies can reverse, UN relief chief Martin Griffiths told the Security Council on Tuesday, as the Special Envoy for the country called for joint efforts by Yemenis and the international community to break the entrenched cycle of violence.



Putin won’t end up at The Hague — but war-crimes prosecutions of Russia still matter
The Washington Post, 15 Mar 2022

Three weeks into Russia’s invasion, Ukraine is fighting back — in the streets but also in the courtroom. Three international courts are investigating alleged atrocities committed by Russia. Ukraine’s fate, at this point, largely hinges on what happens on the battlefield, but these court proceedings still matter.



Situation in Central African Republic II: Maxime Jeoffroy Eli Mokom Gawaka surrendered to the ICC for crimes against humanity and war crimes
International Criminal Court, 14 Mar 2022

Today, 14 March 2022, Mr Maxime Jeoffroy Eli Mokom Gawaka ("Mr Mokom"), was surrendered to the International Criminal Court ("ICC" or "the Court") by the authorities of the Republic of Chad on account of an ICC warrant of arrest issued under seal on 10 December 2018. Mr Mokom is suspected of war crimes and crimes against humanity allegedly committed in Bangui and other locations in the Central African Republic ("CAR") in 2013 and 2014.



Putin will be held responsible for war crimes at ICC, says Sajid Javid
The Guardian, 14 Mar 2022

Vladimir Putin will be “held responsible” for war crimes in Ukraine at the international criminal court in The Hague, the health secretary, Sajid Javid, has pledged, saying the UK would help gather the necessary evidence.



Riots shake France’s Corsica over assault on jailed nationalist
Aljazeera, 10 Mar 2022

Violent clashes have broken out between protesters and police on France’s Mediterranean island of Corsica over the assault in prison on a nationalist figure. Yvan Colonna, who is serving a life sentence for the assassination in 1998 of Corsica’s top regional official Claude Erignac, is currently in a coma after being beaten on March 2 in jail by a fellow detainee serving time for “terror” offences.