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Swedish truth commissions on the way
A Truth and Reconciliation Commission for the Tornedalians, another Truth Commission project for the Sámi: Sweden is getting ready to confront its past and present…
Bled by armed groups, Congo’s Virunga Park wants justice
Armed groups that have been roaming eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) for decades are known for killing and raping civilians. But they are also…
How can former warlords make peace in Ituri?
Congolese President Félix Tshisekedi’s new gamble came as a surprise. With two International Criminal Court convicts as leading figures, Thomas Lubanga and Germain Katanga, the…
Switzerland : Is the Abacha accord a model for returning ‘dictator funds’?
A recent Swiss agreement with Nigeria and the World Bank to return hundreds of millions in so-called “Abacha funds” is being hailed as a model…
Children’s drawings as evidence of war crimes
“Deflagrations: Children’s drawings and adult wars”, a book published by Anamosa, recounts war in 150 children’s drawings. The book is accompanied by an exhibition until…
French Trial Hears About Investigating Genocide in Rwanda
“In the four years I have been investigating, there have been seven or eight crises [with Rwanda]. We thought our investigation there was over, but…
French general testifies in Rwanda massacre probe
A French general has defended France’s response to the 1994 Rwandan genocide, saying his troops did not give so much as a bullet to the…