On 4 September 2020, the ICC Prosecutor received a referral from the Government of the Plurinational State of Bolivia regarding alleged crimes against humanity committed in its own territory, in August 2020, by members of political party Movimiento al Socialismo and associated organisations.READ MORE
On 24/9/2020, Kosovo Specialist Prosecutor’s Office arrested his first suspect, Salih MUSTAFA, former KLA leader, pursuant to an arrest warrant, transfer order and confirmed indictment issued by a pre-trial judge of the Kosovo Specialist Chambers. READ MORE
On 2 November 2020, Mr Paul Gicheru surrendered to the authorities of The Netherlands pursuant to an arrest warrant issued by Pre-Trial Chamber II of the International Criminal Court in the Kenyan situation on 10 March 2015, unsealed on 10 September 2015.
Hysni Gucati was arrested by the Specialist Prosecutor’s Office on 25 September 2020 and then transferred to the Detention Facilities of the Kosovo Specialist Chambers in The Hague. READ MORE
Salih Mustafa was a Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) commander during the 1998-99 Kosovo conflict. READ MORE
Ali Muhammad Ali Abd – Al-Rahman is said to have led thousands of militiamen / Janjaweed under his command from approximately August 2003 to March 2004, allegedly responsible for crimes against humanity and war crimes. Mr. Abd – Al-Rahman was transferred to the custody of the International Criminal Court on June 9, 2020, after having voluntarily surrendered in the Central African Republic. On June 15, 2020, he made his first appearance before Pre-Trial Chamber II of the International Criminal Court.
On May 16, 2020, Félicien Kabuga, alleged “financer” of the Rwandan genocide, was arrested in the Paris region. On May 20th, he appeared before the investigating chamber of Paris Court of Appeal and on June 3, the Court authorized his transfer to the UN Mechanism for International Criminal Courts (MTPI), in The Hague or in Arusha. Mr. Kabuga, accused of genocide and crimes against humanity committed between April 6 and July 17, 1994 in the Rwandan region of Kimironko (Kigali), appealed to the Court of Cassation, wishing to “be tried in France”.
On May 6, 2020, the French Court of Cassation issued an important judgment regarding the effect of the temporary surrender of a person subject to a European arrest warrant (“EAW”).