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A Colombian soldier stands near civilians in the street
Colombia: 25 Army officials charged with war crimes and crimes against humanity
Over the past two weeks, Colombia’s Special Jurisdiction for Peace announced its second batch of major decisions, accusing 25 former members of the Colombian Army…
Yankuba Touray (with his lawyer in the picture) sentenced to death in Gambia
Yankuba Touray sentenced to death in Gambia
On July 14, Yankuba Touray was found guilty of murder and sentenced to death. The former Minister of Local Government in the early days of…
Dutch soldiers fire shells in the Chora region, Afghanistan
Dutch war crimes in Afghanistan: The Australian trigger
An Australian probe has dented the Dutch wall of silence about alleged war crimes in Afghanistan more than ten years ago. Stories from Dutch Afghanistan…
Benin Bronzes
Colonial Crimes: The empire on which justice (almost) never sets
The British empire was the largest in history and it encompassed many colonial crimes. But the UK has been slow and timid in adjusting to…
Soldier in front of Arch 22 in Banjul, Gambia
Gambia: Government and Truth Commission clash over Jammeh’s Arch
The “Arch 22” is an imposing monument built by Gambia’s former dictator Yahya Jammeh to the glory of his “revolution”. The Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations…
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…
Juan Manuel Santos
Colombia: the day when president Santos asked for forgiveness
On Friday June 11th, former President and Nobel Peace prize laureate Juan Manuel Santos appeared before Colombia’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission to ask for forgiveness…
Fatou Bensouda and Karim Khan walk side by side in the corridors of the International Criminal Court
Karim Khan takes over as ICC prosecutor
On Wednesday June 16, Fatou Bensouda is moving after 17 years in the two top jobs at the office of the prosecutor of the International…
Ratco Mladic
26 years after the Bosnia war, Mladic case ends
Today Ratko Mladic, 78, will hear the final decision in the case against him. In 2017 the former head of the Bosnian Serb army was…
Buildings of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, near The Hague in the Netherlands
The inglorious end of the Lebanon tribunal
On June 2, the Special Tribunal for Lebanon announced it would have to close by the end of July due to lack of funds. The…
Scene of reconciliation at the TRRC in Gambia
Gambia: When it is time for reconciliation
After more than two years of often spectacular public hearings, Gambia’s Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission closed its hearings on May 28. It will present…
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…
The Gambia Truth commission (TRRC) in the shadow of Fatou Bensouda
Gambia: Jammeh’s justice and the shadow of Bensouda
This week in Gambia, the Truth Commission is ending probing the lawyers who established and entrenched the Yahya Jammeh dictatorship, without having called some of…
4 former Colombian FARC rebel commanders during the 2015 peace talks in Cuba
Kidnappings in Colombia: FARC leaders acknowledge full responsibility
In what has been the clearest result so far of Colombia’s transitional justice, last Friday, seven top leaders of the former Revolutionary Armed Forces acknowledged…
Fafa Mbai
Gambia: When “legal junglers” defend their role under military rule
The Yahya Jammeh regime relied on lawyers to draft and enact decrees that got rid of fundamental human rights. Some of them, including the first…
Justice applied in the Netherlands on crimes committed in Syria
Syria, the Dutch international crimes unit new focus
On 21 April the first Syrian asylum seeker was convicted in The Netherlands of war crimes. Are investigations into Syria now bearing fruit, or are…
Trial of Jovica Stanisic and Franko Simatovic
Last trial, last chance at the U.N. court for the former Yugoslavia
The retrial of two former Serbian spy masters is the last trial that the U.N. court for the former Yugoslavia and its successor institution, the…
Sheriff Tambadou témoigne devant la commission vérité en Gambie
Gambia: how Jammeh weaponized the law
Gambia’s Truth Commission is conducting a series of hearings with members of the judiciary, who tell how the former regime of Yahya Jammeh set up…