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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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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The ICC is looking for a new prosecutor – and it starts with a surprise
On June 30, the selection committee in charge of submitting candidates for the most important job at the International Criminal Court – the Prosecutor –…
Tunisia and the repression of left-wing youth
In the 1960s and 1970s, young Tunisian students joined the extreme left to oppose the absolute power of President Bourguiba. They were called “Perspectivists”. They…
Tunisian government to “respond to all TRC demands”
There is a wind of change in Tunisia following several announcements hailed by civil society: upcoming publication in the Official Journal of the truth commission’s…
Tunisia’s specialized courts at a standstill
In a deserted courtroom, two victims recounted the arrests, brutal interrogations, torture and lay-offs that followed the strike of 26 January 1978. Yet this is…
Tunisia’s Truth Commission vs France, the IMF and World Bank
On July 16, Tunisia’s Truth and Dignity Commission (IVD) sent two memorandums calling first on France and then on the World Bank and International Monetary…
Tunisia and the disputed accounts of its truth commission
The Tunisian Court of Audit, which is responsible for the oversight of public funds and is known to operate independently and impartially, published its audit…
Tunisia Truth Commission report (Part II): Justice and prisons, tools of oppression
Among the mechanisms on which the Bourguiba and Ben Ali regimes relied was the justice system which became a tool of government, and prisons, where…
Tunisia: Tension is rising between victims and government
A serious incident occurred on 23 April between victims and the national authorities. One victim of the old regime went so far as to threaten…
Sihem Bensedrine: “France and the World Bank should compensate Tunisian victims”
JUSTICEINFO.NET IN-DEPTH INTERVIEWS Sihem Bensedrine Head of the Truth and Dignity Commission (IVD) in Tunisia In Tunisia, the Truth and Dignity Commission (IVD) has just…
Tunisia’s “Barraket Essahel” case and the tragedy of 244 soldiers
In 1991, former President Ben Ali tried to decapitate the army by accusing 244 of its most brilliant soldiers of plotting against the stability of…