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Week in Review: Simone Gbagbo, Myanmar, universal jurisdiction and satellites
An Abidjan court’s March 28 acquittal of former Ivorian First Lady Simone Gbagbo, charged with “crimes against humanity”, was the big surprise of this week…
Week in Review: Tunisian trial and questions on UN judge selection
An important event of the transitional justice week was the start of trial in Tunisia in the case of Kamel Matmati, who was kidnapped by former…
Week in Review: Views on the ICC and violence in Mali
Once again this week, questions have been raised about current models of transitional justice and reconciliation procedures. Justice Info spoke to three lawyers and activists…
Week in Review: Israeli impunity and Gambian perseverance
This week was marked by the events in Gaza and the possibility that those responsible in Israel might be brought before a court. The violence…
Week in Review: ICC and universal jurisdiction slowly making a mark
It was an eventful week for transitional justice. Human rights activists in the Democratic Republic of Congo called on the oft-criticized International Criminal Court (ICC),…
OPINION: Justice and press freedom go hand in hand
In Franz Kafka’s novel The Trial, Joseph K’s friend Ms Burstner says: “I find stories about justice extremely interesting. Justice has a strange power of…
Week in Review: The importance of remembrance
This week, JusticeInfo.net examined the significance of a memorial to the Armenian genocide recently inaugurated in a Geneva park. “Despite opposition from Ankara, the “Streetlights…
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: ICC withdrawals and fragile transitional justice
How should the International Criminal Court react after first Burundi and now the Philippines decided to withdraw their membership? Numerous African countries have also threatened…
Week in Review: Questions in Tunisia, and Switzerland returns stolen funds
Tunisia’s transition is certainly chaotic, but it is also lively and resilient, as JusticeInfo.net showed this week. This country, last bastion of the Arab Spring, is questioning…
Week in Review: Rule of law under threat in Tanzania and Tunisia
Tanzania is one of the rare African countries known for being peaceful, democratic and multi-ethnic. Its revered former long-time president Julius Nyerere decided, unlike many of…
Week in Review: ICC internal management, Tunisia and DRC
This transitional justice week saw an investigation by our correspondent in The Hague into the administrative problems of the International Criminal Court, whose staff management…
Week in Review: Reconciliation as the key to a successful transition
In the wide domain of “transitional justice”, reconciliation processes are the key to transition, as we see in many countries.    Mali, for example, is…
Week in Review: Amnesia in Poland, violence in Venezuela and the Philippines
Poland’s adoption of a controversial law on the history of the Holocaust marked the transitional justice week. Once again, a country is trying to impose…
Week in Review: Testing times for TJ from Kosovo to Burundi
This was a bad week for transitional justice, in Kosovo, Tunisia and Burundi. In Kosovo, the authorities are trying to stop the special tribunal charged…
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: African dictators cling to power, as Tunisia protests austerity again
On JusticeInfo.net, French jurist Didier Niewiadowski looks at what he calls “exception for insecurity”, a pretext used by African dictators to postpone elections indefinitely. The…
Week in Review: ICC debates “crime of aggression” as Yemen suffers and Croatia denies
The International Criminal Court’s annual meeting of 123 member countries started this week at the United Nations in New York. This year’s Assembly of States…