At the end of last month, the Appeals Chamber of the Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL) upheld the Trial Chamber‘s sentence of 50 years against former President of Liberia, Charles Taylor. It’s been largely debated whether the SCSL Appeals Chamber would follow the standard for aiding and abetting established by the ICTY Appeals Chamber [...]
Tag Archive for 'Momčilo Perišić'
In a recent op-ed in the New York Times, Human Rights Watch Executive Director Kenneth Roth stated that since Momčilo Perišić’s judgement last February, aiding-and-abetting liability required three elements. Beside the knowledge of the accused that his conduct has a substantial likelihood of aiding a crime and that the aid has a substantial effect, he said that the [...]
Today, the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) has acquitted Momčilo Perišić, former Chief of the General Staff of the Yugoslav Army. Mr. Perišić was accused of crimes against humanity and violations of the laws or customs of war. On 6 September 2011, the Trial Chamber found Mr. Perišić guilty [...]