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Yahyah Jammehon 22 July 2016 (Gambia)
Gambia: Did Jammeh order the killing of migrants?
This is the largest massacre committed during the 22 years of Yahya Jammeh’s reign in the Gambia. More than fifty migrants were executed in July…
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Massaquoi trial: Finnish court goes to deepest Liberia
Arriving in Liberia on February 15, Finnish judges, prosecutors, and lawyers spent their first week visiting sites where Gibril Massaquoi, a former rebel commander from…
Lamin Darboe testifies before the TRRC in Gambia
Gambia Truth Commission: Darboe, the faithful silent agent of the NIA
With lot of expectations, a notorious member of a ‘Special Operations Unit’ involved in allegations of torture under Yahya Jammeh’s rule, appeared before the Gambian…
ICC prosecutor elections: 3 finalists (Karim Khan, Fergal Gaynor and Carlos Castresana)
Last men standing for the ICC prosecutor election
If no consensus is found today there will be a vote. This Monday, the States Parties to the International Criminal Court meet again virtually to…
Massaquoi's trial (Frontpage Africa newspaper)
Universal jurisdiction: the Finnish revolution
The trial of Gibril Massaquoi opens today in Finland, hardly two years after the opening of an investigation into this former Sierra Leonean warlord. It…
Fatou Bensouda at the Assembly of
ICC investigations: what prosecutor Bensouda leaves behind
Last December, the International Criminal Court prosecutor Fatou Bensouda announced the list of countries her office had set as priorities. Which preliminary examinations are prolonged…
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How Biden’s America can reverse its course on international justice
On January 20, Joe Biden becomes the president of the United States. Stanford University professor Beth van Schaack was Deputy to the Ambassador-at-Large for War…
Omar Cham testifies befor the Trutch Commission (TRRC) in Gambia.
Gambia’s Truth Commission hears the NIA torturers
The Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission has continued to hear from former members of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA). Torture, extortion, fabrication of evidence, interference…
Gambia: The spy chief who knew too much or not enough
Ousman Sowe is the current director of the once feared National Intelligence Agency (NIA) in the Gambia. In the early 2000’s, he was the NIA…
Major Baaji, Janus of the Gambian Intelligence Agency
For a year under the military dictatorship, Major Lamin Bo Baaji was the director of Gambia’s National Intelligence Agency (NIA). Yet despite evidence put forward…
Gambia: When Jammeh’s NIA were “beating the truth out of people”
In his 22-year rule, Gambia’s former president Yahya Jammeh allegedly put down several coups. In their aftermaths, the purported participants made confessions on television. Details…
Gicheru: back to the heart of darkness in the ICC’s Kenyan case
Special edition – podcast and article. In a surprise move Kenyan lawyer Paul Gicheru has appeared, on November 6 at the International Criminal Court, to…
Gambia: Jammeh’s Intelligence in spotlight
The National Intelligence Agency (NIA) and the Junglers were the two main weapons of Yahya Jammeh’s regime in Gambia. In the past two weeks, the…
Hippocratic betrayal in Gambia
Dr Tamsir Mbowe, a former Health Minister, was a highly expected witness before Gambia’s Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission. In 2007 he was the director…
Gambia: “The President shortened the lives of these people, they were not supposed to die”
On October 12, public hearings resumed before Gambia’s Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission after a two-month break due to the Covid-19 pandemic. More doctors and…
Kabuga’s transfer to the Mechanism: Is it the right thing to do?
The surprise arrest in May of an old Rwandan man, soon after the end of lockdown in a chic Paris suburb, is having knock-on consequences.…
Gambia’s Truth Commission in a time of uncertainty
All was going according to schedule at the Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission in the Gambia. Until the Covid-19 pandemic struck. Public hearings were suspended…
Duch, a symbol to the bitter end
Kaing Guek Eav, better known by his revolutionary nickname Duch, died in Phnom Penh on September 2. The former director of the infamous prison S-21…
Gambia: Jammeh’s magic anti-AIDS potion did not exist
Yahya Jammeh claimed he would rule Gambia for a billion years. The head of State also claimed he would treat a range of diseases including…