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Armenia/Azerbaijan: What alternative to the law of the strongest?
In mid-September, hostilities resumed briefly between Armenia and Azerbaijan, two years after the deadly conflict of 2020. The Russian peace broker, in trouble in Ukraine,…
A church seen at night in France with some ornaments (a cross at the top) illuminated.
Reparations for sexual abuse in the Church: Victims' discontent grows  
In France, Almost a year after the publication of a shocking report by France’s Independent Commission on Sexual Abuse in the Church, the reparations promised…
Frederick Flick (owner of the Flick company) stands during his sentencing at the Nuremberg trial in Germany.
In Nuremberg, “we started to judge company executives and managers”
Historian and sociologist Guillaume Mouralis, who works on the history of legal practices in post-conflict situations, looks back at the pivotal moment of the Nuremberg…
Portrait of Leigh Payne (drawing) by Benoit Peyrucq
Leigh Payne: Why Latin America is leading the way on corporate accountability
JUSTICE INFO IN-DEPTH INTERVIEWS Leigh Payne Latin America has been a hotbed of attempts to hold business accountable for serious human rights violations. Oxford sociology…
A scale whose weight tilts to one side (multiple logos of multinationals: Total, Ericsson, Lundin, Exxon Mobil, Lafarge). On the other side, the text
Business and human rights: the pressure is mounting  
There are a growing number of criminal proceedings aimed at holding multinational companies accountable for their direct or indirect role in international crimes or serious…
Magistrates and lawyers hold signs and banners that read
Tunisia: A “reconciliation” law that goes against transitional justice  
Corruption, tax fraud and misappropriation of public property can now be amnestied in Tunisia. On March 21, President Kaïes Saïed used his expanded executive powers…
Rachid Ammar surrounded by soldiers and demonstrators
Tunisia: General Rachid Ammar, a 'hero of the revolution' charged with homicide
Through him, the role of the army is on trial. General Rachid Ammar, former Tunisian army Chief of Staff appeared on Monday, February 14, before…
Antoine Garapon
Antoine Garapon: "The Church says it's ready to repair, so we must believe it!"
JUSTICE INFO IN-DEPTH INTERVIEWS Antoine Garapon President of the Independent Commission on Recognition and Reparation for sexual crimes committed in French religious congregations The work…
French policemen posted outside a church
Sexual abuse in the Church: Tough task for French justice
The Church of France has covered up a massive crime, but what about the justice system and the statute of limitations? Shocked by the Sauvé…
François Devaux speaks at the presentation of the Ciase report (sexual crimes in the french church)
French Church, "you must pay !"
In 45 proposals, the Independent Commission on Sexual Abuse in the Church of France calls for action to compensate, recognize, organize ceremonies and erect memorials.…
Xavier Philippe: "The Commission on Sexual Abuse has taken power over the Church”
In France, the Commission on Sexual Abuse in the Church (CIASE) on October 5 presented an explosive report. Although this commission does not claim to…
Kaïs Saïed delivers a speech on television
Tunisia: Transitional justice holds its breath
At the end of August, Tunisian President Kaïs Saïed prolonged the powers he had assumed in his July 25 coup de force. Since then, the…
Amzat Boukari-Yabara
Amzat Boukari-Yabara: “France, the United States and Brazil are the main bad guys on this issue of reparations”
JUSTICE INFO IN-DEPTH INTERVIEWS Amzat Boukari-Yabara Historian specialised in the African continent French historian Amzat Boukari-Yabara, a specialist on the African continent as well as…
Colonial Crimes: World map of justice initiatives
Colonial Crimes: World map of justice initiatives
The colonial past is back in the spotlight in many countries, from New Zealand to France, Canada to Germany, or Sweden to the Netherlands. Official…
Kamel Matmati
Tunisia: glimmers of hope in the Matmati trial
It is 30 years since the murder and disappearance of young Tunisian Islamist activist Kamel Matmati and three years since the trial for him opened,…
Demonstration for women rights in Tunisia
Tunisia: Are women the “ordinary victims” of political violence?
Sociologist Sélima Kebaili, a gender studies researcher at the University of Lausanne, looks in a recent thesis at women’s experience of transitional justice in Tunisia.…
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Our special files bring together different articles linked by a common theme or justice process. Some are clearly event-driven, others are long-term.
Women in an airport
Fictitious Tunisair jobs: how Ben Ali’s niece filled her pockets
Nepotism, favouritism and abuse of social assets characterize the case of the fictitious Tunisair jobs, which had its third hearing last week before the specialized…
Instance générale des résistants, des martyrs et blessés de la révolution et des opérations terroristes
Tunisia: Wounded of the Revolution still struggle 10 years on
Ten years after the Tunisian Revolution on January 14, 2011, the authorities still have not published the official list of wounded and martyrs of this…