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Colonel aviator Peter Tankink and Dutch Defense Minister Ank Bijleveld hold a press conference in The Hague on November 2019, about the deadly attack by a Dutch F-16 on Hawija, Iraq, in 2015.
Hawija: from remote warfare to distant justice
This was only one of its 35 thousands missions. When the Dutch Air Force hit the Iraqi city of Hawija in 2015 as part of…
Crimes agains humanity in Kenya - Police violence during a protest in Kisumu (Kenya). Military policeman seems to shoot in front of him.
What can Kenya's first case for crimes against humanity achieve?
In Kenya, national prosecutors have recently announced the opening of a first case for crimes against humanity, on the 2017 election violence. This case implicates police officers in…
Ruined buildings in Mariupol (Ukraine)
Ukraine: why states are storming the ICJ
Never before have so many states applied to be third parties to a dispute before the International Court of Justice (ICJ). To date, 22 states…
Is there a right methodology to document war crimes in Myanmar, Syria, Iraq or Ukraine?
“Don’t over document” warned the International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor Karim Khan in a recent meeting held in The Hague with Eurojust, in an address…
The Skin of a Sumatran tiger is seen in a plastic bag after the arrest of a trafficker in Bandah Aceh. Where wildlife crime is particularly common.
Let’s look at wildlife crimes
This is about killing and trafficking for profit of our biodiversity by criminal syndicates. This is about crimes that are actually not isolated from other…
Philippe Sands (international law expert)
Philippe Sands: “There is an issue of identity and race” in international justice
The renowned lawyer Philippe Sands, a Franco-British law professor and author, is the guest of the Asymmetrical Haircuts podcast, partner of Justice Info. In this…
Destroyed street of Bucha, in Ukraine
Four Ways to Accountability in Ukraine
There is the International Criminal Court (ICC); there are domestic proceedings before Ukraine’s courts; there are some talks about a “special tribunal” of some hybrid…
The chairman of the ICC (next to the president and a legal counsel) ratify the Rome Statue of the International Criminal Court
20 years on, an ICC still in campaign for ratification
To mark the 20th anniversary of the only permanent international criminal court, active in The Hague since the ratification of the Rome Treaty by 60…
Many people wearing life jackets wait untel the are rescued from a rubber boat
The continuing nightmare of migrants in Libya
For several years, NGOs and journalists have desperately alerted courts and governments on the crimes committed against migrants in Libya. Thousands of them are trapped…
Dead bodies on Yablunska street in Bucha (Ukraine)
Reporting atrocities, a testimony from Bucha
As in most conflicts, local and international journalists are often frontline witnesses of crimes. In this new podcast by our Asymmetrical Haircuts partners, Danny Kemp,…
Janjaweed rider on his horse in a village in Sudan (Darfur region)
Darfur crimes on trial at the ICC
In this podcast, our partners at Asymmetrical Haircuts, Janet Anderson and Stephanie van den Berg, are discussing the first trial to open before the International…
A large group of indigenous women outside the Justice Palace in Guatemala
Guatemala: How indigenous women beat paramilitaries
Despite all odds, Guatemala’s highest court has sentenced five former paramilitary soldiers to 30 years in jail for raping 36 indigenous Maya Achi women during…
MH17 airplane
Russia vs Ukraine at the European Court of Human Rights
Did Russia have territorial control of eastern Ukraine when Flight MH17 was shot down in 2014? This was one of the hot issues discussed this…
Protesters step on portraits of Myanmar's armed forces chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing
Legal battlefields on Myanmar
Multiple and very diverse procedures are undergoing to address the crimes committed against Myanmar’s Rohingyas. The proceedings before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) are…
Karim Khan - International-Criminal Court (ICC / CPI)
How to read Karim Khan's new directions
While indecision prevailed under Fatou Bensouda’s regime, who left a pile of unanswered issues on her desk, the new International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor, Karim…
Oil refineries in desert (Sudan)
Lundin in Swedish court pipeline for war crimes
Last week, Sweden indicted two oil executives from Swedish oil company Lundin Energy for aiding and abetting war crimes in South Sudan between 1999 and…
Karim Khan (prosecutor) reads a file at the International Criminal Court (ICC)
Why the two ICC deputy prosecutors should be women
Can the “ICC boys’ club problem” be solved by the ongoing election of two deputy prosecutors to assist new chief prosecutor Karim Khan? To tackle…
Military U.S. drone in Afghanistan
The ever expanding drone wars
Drone attacks are a common feature of contemporary wars – and growingly outside conflicts. In the past 20 years, the U.S. has carried out more…