The decision by the Swiss Office of the Attorney General (OAG) to drop its investigation into former Algerian defence minister Khaled Nezzar. Visit ‘s Khaled Nezzar Page and shop for all Khaled Nezzar Books by Khaled Nezzar See search results for author “Khaled Nezzar” in Books. On 4 January , the OAG decided against all expectations to drop the charges against Khaled Nezzar and to end the case after more than.

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Schmid, ‘ Universal Jurisdiction: As head of the army and nezzae facto leader of the regime, Khaled Nezzar was in charge of troops who committed countless abuses. Prosecutors on the Front Line: Mai in Sachen A.

He survived an assassination attempt in February in El Biar Algiersand gave up his position five months later, when the HCS’s mandate terminated. Inhe unusual for an Algerian general published his memoirs, written in French and translated into Arabic. Related Content Trial Watch. Nezzar appealed this decision on 12 Decemberarguing that he had immunity. French 46 Arabic 7 English 6 Kurdish 2 Indonesian 1.

Nezzar Case: Swiss Court orders resumption of war crimes investigation

B and C, both Algerian refugees residing in Switzerland also filed a complaint against the Accused alleging to be victims of torture at the hands of the Accused in paras.

According to the FCC, the widespread and systematic nature of such acts could qualify as crimes against humanity.

Top stories weekly Latest news daily Business weekly Politics weekly Society kyaled Fintech biweekly Multinationals biweekly Click here to see more newsletters. Swiss Court orders resumption of war crimes investigation Khaled Nezzar is taken into custody and questioned by the OAG until 21 October, before being released in exchange of the promise to participate in subsequent proceedings.


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Khaled Nezzar files an appeal against the opening of the investigation, arguing that his position as Minister of Defence at the time protected him from criminal prosecution in Switzerland. Nezzaf to Know Us. He was residing in Germany since On 1 Decemberthe public prosecutor ruled that it has jurisdiction. Journal de guerre Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.

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He spent the next seven years in the Bechar – Tindouf area. More than a dozen witnesses were interviewed during this period and a request for assistance in criminal matters was even khzled to Algeria.

Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. The investigation newly opened. As soon asNezzar was also allegedly responsible for ordering the army to shoot hundreds of protestors participating in popular riots. According to the OAG, without an armed conflict, there cannot be any war crimes; without war crimes, there cannot be any prosecution. Most widely held works by Khaled Nezzar.


This results from both the Yerodia case-law of the International Court of Justice, and the work of the International Law Commission para. I ask for that word not to be used: He is seen guilty for war crimes within khlaed meaning of the Geneva Conventions.

It is undisputed that the Algerian civil war between the army khqled Islamist groups in the s killed up topeople and that numerous war crimes were committed.

At the time of filing the criminal complaints, the Accused was staying in a hotel in Switzerland where he was arrested by Swiss authorities. In his positions as Minister of Defence from end of until 10 July and member of the HCE from beginning of until khalled Julyhe was both a member of the government and responsible for the armed forces para.

High to Low Avg. It is well accepted in international law that Heads of State, Heads of Government and ministers of Foreign Affairs enjoy immunity from prosecution by virtue of the office that they hold.

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