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20th session (in 2021) of the Assembly of the States Parties (ASP) at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in the Hague (Netherlands).
Can 2023 be the booster year for the ICC budget?
This year's annual meeting of States Parties opens on Monday 5 December in The Hague. The triple combination of the war in Ukraine, the unprecedented…
Mahamat Said, former member of the Seleka in Central Africa, smiles during his trial at the International Criminal Court (ICC) - The Hague, Netherlands
First Seleka trial at the ICC, behind closed doors
For the first time, the International Criminal Court is dealing with crimes allegedly committed by the ‘Seleka’ rebel forces who pushed then president François Bozizé…
Kenyan lawyer Paul Gicheru was scheduled to be tried at the International Criminal Court (ICC) but died suddenly in September 2022.
Gicheru dead, the mysteries of ICC's Kenya case fall in a black hole
On 26 September 2022, Paul Gicheru died in Kenya. The Kenyan lawyer was accused of witness tampering at the International Criminal Court (ICC), after the…
The new president of Colombia, Gustavo Petro, delivers a speech on a podium. In the background: the Colombian flag.
The Colombian president Gustavo Petro opens door to a new transitional justice system
Right after taking office as president of Colombia, Gustavo Petro has announced his intention to try and negotiate peace with the country’s remaining armed groups…
In a street of Vilnius (Lithuania) crowded with demonstrators, a huge flag of Ukraine is deployed on the road, held by Lithuanians.
Why Lithuania is at the forefront of the Ukrainian lawfare
Lithuania has been front and centre when it comes to pushing for justice and accountability in a variety of fora since Russia’s attempt to invade…
President Iván Duque stands in front of Truth Commission chairman father Francisco de Roux. They exchange a document (defence sector's truth report) under the gaze of a military man.
Colombia: new challenges for the military who don’t admit to their crimes
After the last four months major achievements in Colombia in dealing with the past crimes of the military, the new left-wing government now has to…
Rodrigo Londoño, Julián Gallo and Pastor Alape at a hearing of the Special Jurisdiction for Peace (JEP) in Colombia.
Colombia: the day FARC leaders faced victims of kidnappings
The day of reckoning has finally arrived, between June 21 and 23 in Colombia, when seven former commanders of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia…
Paul Gicheru in videoconference at the closing hearing of his trial at the International Criminal Court (ICC)
Last stabs in the darkness at the ICC on the Kenyan case
As if the historic failure of the Kenyan trial was not bitter enough, the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court has taken…
Grave of a missing and unidentified person in Colombia (inscription:
In Colombia, the end of a mother’s 20-year quest for a missing daughter
Arnobia Gutiérrez’s quest is about to finally come to an end as soon as she receives, in a solemn ceremony, the remains of her daughter…
Alejandro Valencia and Carlos Ospina speak about the truth in Colombia
Colombia: Tensions rise ahead of the Truth Commission’s report
Two political crises in two weeks have shaken Colombia’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission, while its final report is now due to be published just over…
Colonel Rubén Darío Castro speaks to victims of
Colombia: The day 10 army officials accused of false positives faced their victims
It was an unprecedented scene in Colombia. On April 27 and 28, in the heart of the mountainous region of Catatumbo, 10 members of the…
Sign, during a demonstration, reading
A Nuremberg for Russia’s crime of aggression?
As the debates continue on the international legal response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, our correspondent Janet Anderson has taken some soundings from a…
Mykola Gnatovsky
Ukraine: “The momentum is there for a tribunal on aggression”
Mykola Gnatovsky, professor of international law at the University of Kyiv, is currently a special advisor to the foreign ministry of Ukraine, and one of…
Masked protesters (Shell logo) raise their fists and hold up
The unresolved responsibility of Big Oil companies in Nigeria
On March 23 a Dutch court ruled that it was impossible to hold the oil company Shell liable for the 1995 trial and execution of…
A man holds a picture of Rafiq Hariri in his hands
Special Tribunal for Lebanon’s “second best justice”
On March 10 judges of the Appeals Chamber at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon reversed the earlier acquittal of two defendants. Hassan Habib Merhi and…
Women hold a banner that reads in Spanish:
First rift between Colombia’s Peace tribunal and the victims
Colombia’s special peace tribunal is about to open three new – and perhaps final – cases. However, its decision to focus on armed actors and…
Indonesian prisoners (hands on head) are escorted by Dutch soldiers
Indonesia: the Dutch no longer can see colonisation in rosy terms
Last week researchers in the Netherlands and Indonesia finally laid out the ways in which the Dutch state both condoned and concealed its systematic use…
International Court of Justice
The ups and downs of a historic ruling on reparations
Last week the International Court of Justice ruled that Uganda should pay 325 million dollars to the Democratic Republic of Congo for the occupation and…
A hand emerging from the ground holds a ballot in the colors of the flag of Colombia
Colombia wagers on political participation as a form of redress
With the general and presidential election campaign in full swing in Colombia, victims of its 52-year-long armed conflict are playing a more visible role than…