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20th session (in 2021) of the Assembly of the States Parties (ASP) at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in the Hague (Netherlands).
Can 2023 be the booster year for the ICC budget?
This year's annual meeting of States Parties opens on Monday 5 December in The Hague. The triple combination of the war in Ukraine, the unprecedented…
Mahamat Said, former member of the Seleka in Central Africa, smiles during his trial at the International Criminal Court (ICC) - The Hague, Netherlands
First Seleka trial at the ICC, behind closed doors
For the first time, the International Criminal Court is dealing with crimes allegedly committed by the ‘Seleka’ rebel forces who pushed then president François Bozizé…
Kenyan lawyer Paul Gicheru was scheduled to be tried at the International Criminal Court (ICC) but died suddenly in September 2022.
Gicheru dead, the mysteries of ICC's Kenya case fall in a black hole
On 26 September 2022, Paul Gicheru died in Kenya. The Kenyan lawyer was accused of witness tampering at the International Criminal Court (ICC), after the…
The new president of Colombia, Gustavo Petro, delivers a speech on a podium. In the background: the Colombian flag.
The Colombian president Gustavo Petro opens door to a new transitional justice system
Right after taking office as president of Colombia, Gustavo Petro has announced his intention to try and negotiate peace with the country’s remaining armed groups…
Gambian President Adama Barrow sits in a chair at an international diplomatic event. In the foreground: a small flag of Gambia.
Gambia: hopes for justice fades 9 months after the Truth Commission report
Victims and rights activists have raised concerns about the lack of Gambian government’s implementation plan of the 2021 Truth Commission’s recommendations. The vetting process is…
In a street of Vilnius (Lithuania) crowded with demonstrators, a huge flag of Ukraine is deployed on the road, held by Lithuanians.
Why Lithuania is at the forefront of the Ukrainian lawfare
Lithuania has been front and centre when it comes to pushing for justice and accountability in a variety of fora since Russia’s attempt to invade…
Ensa Badgie prepares to testify (book in hand) at a Gambia Truth Commission (TRCC) hearing, next to an employee
Gambia: Suspect officials remain, as government stalls on TRC recommendations
Activists are voicing the alarm. After its inquiry, the Gambia Truth Commission recommended that some 90 officials, largely in the security sector, be banned from public…
President Iván Duque stands in front of Truth Commission chairman father Francisco de Roux. They exchange a document (defence sector's truth report) under the gaze of a military man.
Colombia: new challenges for the military who don’t admit to their crimes
After the last four months major achievements in Colombia in dealing with the past crimes of the military, the new left-wing government now has to…
The headquarters of the Gambian National Intelligence Agency (NIA) seen from above. Portrait of Ebrima Solo Sandeng in the inset.
Gambia: death penalty for former leaders of the national intelligence agency
On July 13, 6 members of the top leadership of the National Intelligence Agency, a place notorious for torture and disappearance under the regime of…
Rodrigo Londoño, Julián Gallo and Pastor Alape at a hearing of the Special Jurisdiction for Peace (JEP) in Colombia.
Colombia: the day FARC leaders faced victims of kidnappings
The day of reckoning has finally arrived, between June 21 and 23 in Colombia, when seven former commanders of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia…
Paul Gicheru in videoconference at the closing hearing of his trial at the International Criminal Court (ICC)
Last stabs in the darkness at the ICC on the Kenyan case
As if the historic failure of the Kenyan trial was not bitter enough, the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court has taken…
A patrol of Senegalese soldiers in the forest of Casamance (Blaze Forest)
Swiss first step to investigate environmental crimes in Gambia
Three years ago, the Swiss NGO TRIAL International filed a complaint against a Swiss businessman operating in the Gambia with the complicity of its former…
Gambian Justice Minister Dawda Jallow and Emmanuel Joof present white paper at press conference
Banjul working towards a hybrid Gambia-ECOWAS court
In an interview with Justice Info Gambia’s Justice minister Dawda Jallow said his government has the political will to deliver justice for past crimes. No…
Grave of a missing and unidentified person in Colombia (inscription:
In Colombia, the end of a mother’s 20-year quest for a missing daughter
Arnobia Gutiérrez’s quest is about to finally come to an end as soon as she receives, in a solemn ceremony, the remains of her daughter…
Gambian Justice Minister Dawda Jallow speaks during a press conference on the Trutch Commission's report
Gambia validates Truth Commission's work and promises justice
It is a milestone for the future of The Gambia. On Wednesday 25 May, the government, after five months of deliberation, finally said how it…
Alejandro Valencia and Carlos Ospina speak about the truth in Colombia
Colombia: Tensions rise ahead of the Truth Commission’s report
Two political crises in two weeks have shaken Colombia’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission, while its final report is now due to be published just over…
Yahya Jammeh and a
Gambia: Will the government prosecute returned Jammeh hit-men
Nine former soldiers and members of the infamous “Junglers” hit-squad of former president Yahya Jammeh have returned to Gambia from exile and remain at large.…
Colonel Rubén Darío Castro speaks to victims of
Colombia: The day 10 army officials accused of false positives faced their victims
It was an unprecedented scene in Colombia. On April 27 and 28, in the heart of the mountainous region of Catatumbo, 10 members of the…
In Gambia, a woman holds a sign saying
Gambian dictatorship’s crimes go on trial in Germany
On April 25, the trial of a former member of a hit squad – known as the “Junglers” – under Yahya Jammeh’s rule in The…