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Demonstration in Damas, Syria
At the Syrian trial in Germany, personal encounters with Colonel Raslan
In Germany, the first trial on crimes by the Syrian regime has entered its second year. After establishing the structural context in which the crimes…
Gibril (Gabriel) with the angel Gabriel in the background
Massaquoi Trial: The appearance of Angel Gabriel
Hassan Bility was the first to say that Gibril Massaquoi was known as “Angel Gabriel”. Up until 2018, he was the only one. His testimony…
Commission on Belgium’s colonial past: “It’s important, but will it succeed?”
MPs worried about the magnitude of their task, experts challenged by some associations but apparently united and enthusiastic: they were all there for the first…
Belgium’s colonial past: ten experts to set the scene
It will be a “special commission” – not a commission of inquiry or a truth commission – that is to look into Belgium’s colonial past…
Tunisia: Trabelsi “slave” faces former masters
On 2 July, the specialized chamber in Tunis heard defendants in the case of Rachida Kouki, a housemaid who worked for the family of the…
Belgium wants to confront its colonial past
On 30 June, the King of the Belgians, for the first time, expressed his “regrets” to the Congolese people for the suffering caused by colonial…
They felt too safe: how two Syrian agents ended up on trial in Germany
After a week of hearings in Koblenz (Germany), the first historic trial to deal with state torture in Syria provided insight on how two refugees…
Liberia war crimes: Belgian investigators drag feet on Martina Johnson
The pace of Belgian investigations into the role of alleged rebel commander Martina Johnson during the Liberian civil war is trying the patience of the…
Tunisia: Truth still elusive in symbolic Barkati case
The trial of the alleged torturers and killers of Nabil Barkati, a leftwing activist tortured to death in 1987, seems to be the most advanced…
I risked my life for a Tutsi, Neretse tells Belgian court
Fabien Neretse, 71, told a Brussels court this week he played no part in the 1994 Tutsi genocide in Rwanda. He said he did not…
Trial of Rwandan genocide suspect Fabien Neretse opens in Belgium
The Belgian Federal Prosecutor’s Office describes Fabien Neretse as a planner of the genocide in Rwanda in 1994. A former prominent figure from north-western Rwanda,…
Tunisia: what will the newly elected do for transitional justice?
Tunisia has a new jurist President and a new political landscape emerging from the October 6 elections which could, if confirmed by the game of…
Seychelles: a time for truth in Paradise
On this day of May 9, the seven members of a Truth, Reconciliation and National Unity Commission are due to be inaugurated in the Seychelles.…
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…
European justice strikes on crimes in Syria
A new complaint was filed in Sweden on 19 February against some 20 Syrians suspected of international crimes. This complaint follows three arrests this month…
Gambia: criminal cases advance slowly for dictatorship crimes
In Gambia, as well as the launch of a Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission to shed light on human rights abuses during Yahya Jammeh’s 22-year…
What model for Gambia’s truth commission?
Gambia officially inaugurates its Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission this Monday October 15. The Commission is one of the key promises of President Adama Barrow…
Céline Bardet: “The scourge of rape in conflict is a threat to peace”
JUSTICEINFO.NET IN-DEPTH INTERVIEWS Céline Bardet Director of the NGO We Are Not Weapons of War The award of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize to Nadia…
Paris arrest a new step to justice for Liberian war crimes
2018 is a good year for the activists who have vowed they will not let the crimes committed in Liberia’s wars of the 1990s go…