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This week in review: from Donald Trump to Libya, Tunisia and Burkina Faso
  The week was marked by a big event, likely to have big consequences: the election of Donald Trump as the next President of the…
Week in Review: From Kinshasa to Damascus, a troubled search for transitional justice
The tension and violence that marked this week show that the search for transitional justice across the world is difficult. This is despite efforts in…
Week In Review: Interview with the ICC Prosecutor, Women and Slaves
Interviewing Fatou Bensouda about transitional justice is like talking to the late, great pianist Glenn Gould for a musician, or to Lionel Messi about football.…
eyeWitness: When a smartphone could hold war criminals accountable
EyeWitness won the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP) Prize for Innovation in Global Security last month in Geneva. eyeWitness provides human rights defenders, journalists, and…
“The UN Security Council should do more to protect the population of South Sudan.”
The Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide Adama Dieng has made various worrying statements this month of November. A few days ago, he has…
Tunisia still waiting to get Ben Ali clan funds back from Switzerland
More than five years after the Tunisian revolution, 43 million Swiss francs from the corrupt system of former dictator Ben Ali remain blocked in Switzerland. …
No giving up, says Swiss NGO, after blood diamonds trial setback
There will be no “blood diamonds” trial of Michel Desaedeleer, the first person to be charged with war crimes and crimes against humanity for his…
New-look IRIN opens Geneva office
Humanitarian news agency IRIN, which turned independent from the UN in 2015, opened a new office in Geneva on October 12. Since taking its independence,…
Damning report says Syria situation should be referred to ICC
The Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Syria on September 19 presented a damning report to the UN Human Rights Council on abuses committed there…
How a Swiss NGO teaches humanitarian law to Syrian rebels
With 300,000 dead in five years, millions of displaced and refugees, the war in Syria seems the ultimate symbol of human rights violations, the place…
More pressure on Lord’s Resistance Army as US targets Kony sons with sanctions
On August 23, the US Treasury Department issued a press release announcing sanctions against Ali and Salim Kony, sons of Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) leader…
Justice for sexual violence in Congo advancing painfully, says NGO coordinator
Abuses against civilians happen all too often in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Following a massacre in Beni on the night of August 13-14…
CAR Judicial System Needs Complete Overhaul, Says Expert
Restoring a reliable, trustworthy justice system in the Central African Republic (CAR) involves overcoming many challenges. That was the unanimous conclusion of a June 28…
Eritrea Should Be Subject to International investigation, Says UN Commission
 A Resolution adopted by the UN Human Rights Council on July 1 calls for an African investigation, supported by the international community, into serious crimes…
Iraqi Wins UN Sanctions Case Against Switzerland
  Khalaf M. Al-Dulimi, the suspected finance boss of Iraqi secret services under Saddam Hussein, has won an important case against Switzerland at the European…
“Better for Africans to try Africans,” Says Habré Prosecutor
After a long fight by victims of Hissène Habré, the former Chadian dictator was finally brought to justice, convicted and sentenced to life in jail…
New Hope for Families of Congolese Disappeared in Paris Case
On June 3, the Paris Appeals Court handed down a new decision in the case of those who “disappeared on the beach” in the Republic…