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Why the Dutch are threatening to take Syria to court
To the surprise and satisfaction of all those who are campaigning to hold Bashar al-Assad’s regime to account, the Netherlands, best known for its appetite…
Indigenous people are winning court battles
ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE SERIES (2/3) The Amazonian ecosystem is under threat, yet indigenous people have been fighting for it for more than 20 years before the…
Christel Cournil: Now is the time to link the climate issue to human rights
JUSTICEINFO.NET IN-DEPTH INTERVIEWS Christel Cournil Professor of public law at Sciences Po Toulouse, co-author of “Les procès climatiques : entre le national et l’international” (2018). Swedish…
Climate law moves from human to nature-centred rights
Since the legal victory of the environmental NGO Urgenda against the Dutch state in June 2015, there has been an increase in the number of…
Omar al-Bashir and the burden of the ICC
Ten years ago the International Criminal Court (ICC) issued arrest warrants against the Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir over the atrocities in Darfur. What was hailed…
Valérie Cabanes: icc should recognize the crime of ecocide
JUSTICEINFO.NET IN-DEPTH INTERVIEWS Valérie Cabanes International lawyer, defender of human rights and nature Lawyer and activist Valérie Cabanes has seen situations on all the world’s…
International crimes: Spotlight on Germany’s war crimes unit
Between 2015 and 2017 Germany’s specialised unit to prosecute international crimes has received more than 4,000 tips of potential war crimes and crimes against humanity.…
Latin American states to refer Venezuela to the ICC
Five Latin American countries are expected to follow through today with their plans to refer Venezuela to the International Criminal Court (ICC). According to diplomatic…
Can John Bolton unite the friends of the ICC?
The International Criminal Court (ICC) is in the spotlights of global politics after John Bolton, the national security adviser of US President Donald Trump, lashed…