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Salih Mustapha in the dock of the accused
Kosovo Chambers: battle for legitimacy at the opening of first trial
The first trial of the Kosovo Specialist Chambers opened on September 15 against a Kosovo Liberation Army prison officer, Salih Mustafa, with a lengthy plea…
Taliban fighter posing in front of Taliban flags
Afghanistan: ICC more than ever at a standstill
With takeover of the Taliban in Afghanistan, the nearly impossible International Criminal Court investigation into war crimes has taken another blow. What are the options…
Bosnia genocide denial ban stirs tension
The outgoing UN High Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina’s rare use of his executive powers to ban genocide denial is causing political waves, including threats…
Pope Francis at the Vatican, accompanied by other church leaders
Church is obstructing justice for clerical child abuse, say UN experts
Last month, the United Nations made public that four of their special human rights rapporteurs have complained to the Vatican about the lack of accountability…
Dutch soldiers fire shells in the Chora region, Afghanistan
Dutch war crimes in Afghanistan: The Australian trigger
An Australian probe has dented the Dutch wall of silence about alleged war crimes in Afghanistan more than ten years ago. Stories from Dutch Afghanistan…
Benin Bronzes
Colonial Crimes: The empire on which justice (almost) never sets
The British empire was the largest in history and it encompassed many colonial crimes. But the UK has been slow and timid in adjusting to…
Stanisic and Simatovic at the UN tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague
Stanisic and Simatovic: slim convictions in longest running Yugoslav trial
On June 30, a former head of Serbian state security and his subordinate were convicted for crimes in just one Bosnian town, and sentenced to…
Fatou Bensouda and Karim Khan walk side by side in the corridors of the International Criminal Court
Karim Khan takes over as ICC prosecutor
On Wednesday June 16, Fatou Bensouda is moving after 17 years in the two top jobs at the office of the prosecutor of the International…
Ratco Mladic
26 years after the Bosnia war, Mladic case ends
Today Ratko Mladic, 78, will hear the final decision in the case against him. In 2017 the former head of the Bosnian Serb army was…
Buildings of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, near The Hague in the Netherlands
The inglorious end of the Lebanon tribunal
On June 2, the Special Tribunal for Lebanon announced it would have to close by the end of July due to lack of funds. The…
Families of the victims of the Ballymurphy massacre (Northern Ireland)
The bumpy road of truth-seeking in Northern Ireland
A two and half year investigation has just concluded on the complete innocence of ten civilians who were killed by the British army in 1971…
Babies and nuns in Ireland
Whitewashing the sins of the state and the church in Ireland
In January, the report of an enquiry in the history of Ireland’s mother and baby homes was published. It intended to draw a line under…
Justice applied in the Netherlands on crimes committed in Syria
Syria, the Dutch international crimes unit new focus
On 21 April the first Syrian asylum seeker was convicted in The Netherlands of war crimes. Are investigations into Syria now bearing fruit, or are…
Trial of Jovica Stanisic and Franko Simatovic
Last trial, last chance at the U.N. court for the former Yugoslavia
The retrial of two former Serbian spy masters is the last trial that the U.N. court for the former Yugoslavia and its successor institution, the…
During a demonstration, a sign displays this text message: "UN: act now"
Bachelet denounces continued inaction on Sri Lanka war crimes
On Tuesday March 23, the United Nations Human Rights Council adopted a new resolution on Sri Lanka, including a new mandate and budget to collect…
Kweku Vanderpuye, lead prosecutor in the second Central African trial (ICC)
CAR-II: ICC prosecutor bets to demonstrate plans in a messy civil war
Over the last month, the International Criminal Court prosecution has laid out its strategy against two leaders of the Anti-balaka, a Central African Republic group…
Palestinians try to escape debris blown up by the Israeli army's shelling of a home in Gaza
The ten obstacles the ICC prosecutor faces in investigating Palestine
Some of those who support Israel see the International Criminal Court (ICC) as an existential threat. Here is a first set of ten obstacles that…
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