Libya decides to try Gaddafi’s son: Saif al-Islam, the son of Libyan ex-leader Muammar Gaddafi, could go on trial in September in the Libyan town of Zintan, a prosecution official said on Thursday, defying the Court, which also wants him on charges of crimes against humanity. Prosecutor General Spokesman Taha Nasser Baara said a committee had completed its investigation into the crimes allegedly committed by Saif al Islam.
Prosecution confronts military experts in Bemba's trial: Retired French general, Jacques Seara, the first defense witness for Jean-Pierre Bemba, concluded presenting his evidence on Thursday. The Trial was, thereafter, adjourned to September 3. Before the adjournment, Trial Attorney Eric Iverson cross-examined the witness, over his evidence that the defendant had no command responsibilities over soldiers who committed crimes in the Central African Republic in 2002 and 2003.
Senegal and AU agree on trying Habre: On Wednesday, Senegal signed an agreement with the African Union to set up a special tribunal to try Chad's former leader Hissene Habre. He is accused of war crimes, for allegedly ordering thousands of political opponents to be tortured or killed.
Defense for Taylor wishes to call Judge Sow: Lawyers for Charles Taylor announced this week their intention to call Judge Malick Sow to the stand during the preliminary hearings scheduled to prepare his appeal. The Senegalese judge was dismissed in May for misconduct after attempting to voice his dissenting opinion on April 26, 2012, when Taylor’s judgment was handed down. The ex-Liberian President has been convicted of crimes against humanity and war crimes and sentenced to 50 years in jail.