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Two riot police officers arrest a protester and take him away on a motorbike
Venezuela and the ICC: who’s fooling who?
On November 5, the new Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court Karim Khan announced that he will launch an investigation into crimes against humanity in Venezuela, and…
Iván Duque and Karim Khan pose with a document in hand. A painting of Simon Bolivar is displayed behind them.
The ICC backs Colombia’s transitional justice model
On October 28, Prosecutor Karim Khan decided to close the International Criminal Court’s preliminary examination on Colombia, opened 17 years ago. His decision came with…
Banknote (dated 1920) of one Belgian Franc on which is written "Banque Congo Belge".
Colonial crimes: Experts recommend that Belgium compensate
"Monetary payment of a colonial debt, in light of Belgium's moral responsibility". This is one of the strong recommendations in an expert report published on…
Rodrigo Granda surrounded by a crowd of people escorting him through Bogota airport in Colombia
Rodrigo Granda: the diplomatic storm that shook Colombia
The detention in Mexico of Rodrigo Granda, a former head of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia and signatory of Colombia’s peace agreement, sparked a…
Karim Khan (ICC) delivers a speech
Afghanistan: a war of positions at the ICC
Shortly after his arrival, Karim Khan throws a spanner in the works. A recent statement by the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court that…
Several people are sitting in a waiting room with 5 women in the front row.
Congo métis: "Children of sin" confront the Belgian state
Léa, Monique, Noëlle, Simone and Marie-José were victims of systematic segregation, as were 15,000 other mixed-race children, when Congo was a Belgian colony. The five…
Former FARC members walk down a road dressed in white and carrying white flags.
Colombia’s TRC gets an extension to jump over the elections
Just as the clock was winding down for Colombia’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission, its three-year mandate has been extended by an additional nine months. This…
A phoenix mixed with the logo of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon
The Lebanon Tribunal’s back from the dead – for a moment
In a dramatic declaration, the Special Tribunal for Lebanon said in June it would have to close by the end of July due to lack…
Salih Mustapha in the dock of the accused
Kosovo Chambers: battle for legitimacy at the opening of first trial
The first trial of the Kosovo Specialist Chambers opened on September 15 against a Kosovo Liberation Army prison officer, Salih Mustafa, with a lengthy plea…
Taliban fighter posing in front of Taliban flags
Afghanistan: ICC more than ever at a standstill
With takeover of the Taliban in Afghanistan, the nearly impossible International Criminal Court investigation into war crimes has taken another blow. What are the options…
Conversation between Francisco de Roux and Alvaro Uribe in a garden
Colombia’s TRC sits down with five presidents, including critical Uribe
Over the past two weeks, Colombia’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission achieved a rare feat – to sit down with all five of the country’s living…
Eduardo Cifuentes
Eduardo Cifuentes: “This dialogue between victims and perpetrators is unprecedented”
JUSTICE INFO IN-DEPTH INTERVIEWS Eduardo Cifuentes President of Colombia's Special Jurisdiction for Peace (JEP) Eduardo Cifuentes is the president of the Special Jurisdiction for Peace,…
A Colombian soldier stands near civilians in the street
Colombia: 25 Army officials charged with war crimes and crimes against humanity
Over the past two weeks, Colombia’s Special Jurisdiction for Peace announced its second batch of major decisions, accusing 25 former members of the Colombian Army…
Vandalized statue of King Leopold II of Belgium
Commission on Belgium’s colonial past: expert mission ends
What was supposed to be preliminary work lasting two to three months has taken a year. Some dozen experts were given a mandate from the…
Dutch soldiers fire shells in the Chora region, Afghanistan
Dutch war crimes in Afghanistan: The Australian trigger
An Australian probe has dented the Dutch wall of silence about alleged war crimes in Afghanistan more than ten years ago. Stories from Dutch Afghanistan…
Benin Bronzes
Colonial Crimes: The empire on which justice (almost) never sets
The British empire was the largest in history and it encompassed many colonial crimes. But the UK has been slow and timid in adjusting to…
Stanisic and Simatovic at the UN tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague
Stanisic and Simatovic: slim convictions in longest running Yugoslav trial
On June 30, a former head of Serbian state security and his subordinate were convicted for crimes in just one Bosnian town, and sentenced to…
Juan Manuel Santos
Colombia: the day when president Santos asked for forgiveness
On Friday June 11th, former President and Nobel Peace prize laureate Juan Manuel Santos appeared before Colombia’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission to ask for forgiveness…
Fatou Bensouda and Karim Khan walk side by side in the corridors of the International Criminal Court
Karim Khan takes over as ICC prosecutor
On Wednesday June 16, Fatou Bensouda is moving after 17 years in the two top jobs at the office of the prosecutor of the International…