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Week in Review: One warlord on trial in the DRC, and one sentenced in the US
The trial of former Congolese militia leader Maro Ntumwa (dubbed the “Moroccan”) by a military tribunal in South Kivu, eastern DRC, opened on April 13…
Week in Review: Gambia forgotten, CAR at risk
This week we looked at Gambia, a small West African country forgotten since its successful transition from 22 years of bloody and madcap dictatorship under…
Week in Review: Victims feel ignored in Mali, Gambia and Tunisia
The appearance of the former Islamist police chief of Timbuktu (northern Mali) before the International Criminal Court (ICC) was a highlight of this week in…
Week in Review: Gambia, Mali, Tunisia and Iraq
Transitional justice is moving forward in Gambia with the setting up of a Truth Commission.  The Commission’s task will be no less than to “mend…
Week in Review: Hope in Guinea, disappointment in Togo, impunity in Burundi
Will justice be done in Guinea in the very sensitive case of the September 28, 2009 massacre of 150 people in a stadium in the…
Week in Review: Human rights activist awarded as dictators cling on
As we saw this week, transitional justice still appears far from countries such as Togo, Egypt and Burundi, whose people are still struggling under authoritarian…
Week in Review: Gambia searches for justice, while Mali struggles with reconciliation
This week, JusticeInfo looked at the first steps being taken by judicial authorities in The Gambia to deal with the innumerable crimes committed under the…
Week in Review:Judicial complaint in Spain against Syrian regime sets precedent
Is a first trial in Europe against the regime of Syrian President Bashar Al Assad likely? It looks more so after Spanish state prosecutor Javier…
Week in Review: Surprise ICTY Acquittal Upsets a Pattern
The International Criminal Tribunal for Yugoslavia’s surprise acquittal of firebrand Serb Vojislav Seselj marked the week in transitional justice, a decision that goes against previous jurisprudence…
Week in Review: Victims’ Struggles and the Failings of Justice
The limits of transitional justice could be seen this week in places like Tunisia, Nepal, Togo and South Africa. In Nepal, several NGOs including TRIAL…
How to “take a local story and make it a global issue” with digital tools, by Bukkey Shonibbare from “Bring Back Our Girls” Movement
“How a local story of girls who have been abducted in an unknown community called Chibok became important and everyone across the world was talking…
Gambia: Fatou Jatta, HIV activist who went through Yahya Jammeh “HIV cure program” asks for justice
In The Gambia, according to local media, over 9,000 Gambians went through Yahya Jammeh’s so-called 'treatment program', with a majority of HIV patients. “The testimony…
Gambian to continue to be “resilient, peaceful and resolute”, commends Ade Lekoetje, UN representativ
Since Yahya Jammeh’s left the power in The Gambia, in January 2017, the country is going through a delicate political transition and running a transitional…
Lawyer Reed Brody believes Gambian ex-dictator can be brought to justice in Ghana
Families of victims of the 2005 massacre of some 50 migrants in The Gambia, along with Ghanaian human rights organizations, launched a new push for…
Gambian rapper tells of concerns in the post-Jammeh era
Under Yahya Jammeh's regime, members of the youth movement "Gomsabopa" (believe in yourself) had to flee Gambia at one point to neighbouring Senegal. They also…
Gambia: Many Jammeh loyalists still in high posts, says human rights defender
A year after the fall of Yahya Jammeh’s bloody 22-year dictatorship, there is a wind of freedom blowing in The Gambia. But, at the same…
No reconciliation without justice, say Gambia’s victims
As Gambia’s new authorities prepare to launch a Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission, victims warn that there will be no reconciliation without justice. The process…
“Many options” to bring Jammeh to justice, says murdered Gambian journalist’s son
Baba Hydara is the son of Gambian journalist Deyda Hydara, who was assassinated in 2004. The former regime of President Yahya Jammeh is widely suspected…
Togo “purification” leaves bitter taste for many
In Togo, the transitional justice process put in place by the authorities seems to be dividing people more than it is reconciling them. And it…