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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…
An old man looks at photos of war victims on a wall in Kosovo.
Bringing justice home in Kosovo
For more than 20 years, victims in Kosovo told their stories to UN prosecutors and lawyers, to EU judges, again and again. They experienced first-hand…
Activist in front of thousands of photos of victims of the 1988 massacres in Iran
Why the trial of an Iranian in Sweden is a "big deal"
In the middle of the summer, a trial of considerable historical and symbolic significance for the Iranians opened in Sweden. That of one Iranian prison official, alleged…
Indigenous ceremony near the graves of children who were victims of Canadian residential schools during the colonial era
Canada’s reckoning with colonial violence
Over the past few months, several mass and unmarked graves have been identified near former residential schools for indigenous children in Canada. Such institutions were…
Afghan victim (young boy) wounded, in hospital
Afghanistan victims in limbo
Twenty years after their invasion, US troops are leaving Afghanistan, and the Talibans are back, controlling 85% of the country already. For the many Afghan…
social media
Social media as new evidence in war crimes
“To my mind, the advent of social media is as big a breakthrough for evidence and legal proceedings as finger printing,” says Yvonne McDermott Rees, professor…