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Women hold a banner that reads in Spanish: "No more women victims of violence".
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…
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…
Colombian army soldiers look at the bodies of dead FARC rebels
Colombia: 21 Army officials own up to war crimes and crimes against humanity
This is another major result for Colombia’s transitional justice: at the end of 2021, 21 former Army officials acknowledged their responsibility over the murder of…
Portrait of Ephrem Rugiririza at his funeral in Rwanda
“A good man and an exceptional colleague”
We have received many testimonies following the death on November 30 of Ephrem Rugiririza, Justice Info’s Africa editor. Former colleagues and others who knew him…
Claude Muhayimana in Paris (2013)
French Justice Returns to Rwanda
For the third time, a trial is opening in France against a Rwandan accused of participating in the 1994 genocide against Tutsis. The case of…
Two riot police officers arrest a protester and take him away on a motorbike
Venezuela and the ICC: who’s fooling who?
On November 5, the new Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court Karim Khan announced that he will launch an investigation into crimes against humanity in Venezuela, and…
State Council buildings in Paris, France
Should a woman be penalized for having a genocidal husband?
In a recent article, a professor of public law analyses a French court decision to deny naturalization to a Rwandan woman because of her marital…
Rodrigo Granda surrounded by a crowd of people escorting him through Bogota airport in Colombia
Rodrigo Granda: the diplomatic storm that shook Colombia
The detention in Mexico of Rodrigo Granda, a former head of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia and signatory of Colombia’s peace agreement, sparked a…
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…
Statue représentant Rumben Um
Cameroon: Um Nyobè, a hero and symbol of French colonial crimes
Exactly 63 years ago, on September 13, 1958, Ruben Um Nyobè was shot by the French army. Perpetrated in the context of a “secret war”…
Eduardo Cifuentes
Eduardo Cifuentes: “This dialogue between victims and perpetrators is unprecedented”
JUSTICE INFO IN-DEPTH INTERVIEWS Eduardo Cifuentes President of Colombia’s Special Jurisdiction for Peace (JEP) Eduardo Cifuentes is the president of the Special Jurisdiction for Peace,…
A Colombian soldier stands near civilians in the street
Colombia: 25 Army officials charged with war crimes and crimes against humanity
Over the past two weeks, Colombia’s Special Jurisdiction for Peace announced its second batch of major decisions, accusing 25 former members of the Colombian Army…
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…
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…
Genocide survivor in Bisesero, Rwanda
French president asks forgiveness from Rwandan genocide survivors
The French president began a visit to Rwanda on May 27. This historic visit should mark a new step to normalising relations between Paris and…
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…
Béatrice Munyenyzezi escorted by police officers in Kigali
Pauline, Shalom and Béatrice: genocide as a family affair in Butare
An emblematic family is back in the news, as Rwandan courts prepare to open the trial of Béatrice Munyenyezi, who was extradited from the United…
ICC prosecutor elections: 3 finalists (Karim Khan, Fergal Gaynor and Carlos Castresana)
Last men standing for the ICC prosecutor election
If no consensus is found today there will be a vote. This Monday, the States Parties to the International Criminal Court meet again virtually to…
Julieta Lemaitre (JEP -
A first in Colombia: eight FARCs charged with war crimes and crimes against humanity
Last Thursday, Colombia’s Special Jurisdiction for Peace announced its first major decision, accusing eight top leaders of the former Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia of…