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Sudan’s Bashir flies out of S.Africa, defying court order
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir flew out of South Africa on Monday, dodging a court order for him to stay as judges weighed up whether he…
Bosnia genocide denial ban stirs tension
The outgoing UN High Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina’s rare use of his executive powers to ban genocide denial is causing political waves, including threats…
Pope Francis at the Vatican, accompanied by other church leaders
Church is obstructing justice for clerical child abuse, say UN experts
Last month, the United Nations made public that four of their special human rights rapporteurs have complained to the Vatican about the lack of accountability…
Landscape of the region of Deir ez-Zor in Syria
Caught killing on camera in Deir ez-Zor
On July 2, Dutch prosecutors demanded a 27-year prison sentence for Ahmad Al Khedr for a single war crime and participation in a terrorist group…
What’s at stake in the homecoming of I.Coast’s Gbagbo
Ivory Coast’s former president, Laurent Gbagbo, returns home next week after almost a decade in which he was tried and acquitted of crimes against humanity…
During a demonstration, a sign displays this text message: "UN: act now"
Bachelet denounces continued inaction on Sri Lanka war crimes
On Tuesday March 23, the United Nations Human Rights Council adopted a new resolution on Sri Lanka, including a new mandate and budget to collect…
Parliament building in Kathmandu (Nepal)
Is there still hope for Nepal’s flawed transitional justice process?
In some six years, the results of Nepal’s two transitional justice bodies are slim. With former combatants from both sides still in positions of power,…
Australia launches unprecedented war crimes probe
The new Office of the Special Investigator is to start work on January 4. Its job is to investigate alleged war crimes committed by Australian…
World watches as Swiss vote on “responsible business”
On November 29 the Swiss vote on a proposal that would make Swiss-based multinationals accountable for environmental crimes and human rights abuses in relation to…
Restitution of cultural property: Do you have to go to court?
In the era of “Black Lives Matter” and the toppling of colonial statues, there is increased demand for restitution of cultural property seized or looted…
ICC: Last chance to de-quarantine justice for Mali
In the trial of Al Hassan, a former member of the Islamic police in Mali, evidence before the International Criminal Court has been vastly hidden…
Historical Clarification Commissions: Revisiting the Colombian experience
Societies emerging from conflict are often left rooted in a complex ground of competing narratives, transforming the past into a space of contestation. The work…
Nearly two decades after US invasion, Afghans fear Taliban return
Almost two decades after the United States launched air strikes against Afghanistan’s ruling Taliban regime and started what would become America’s longest-ever war, the hardline…
Nearly two decades after US invasion, Afghans fear Taliban return
Almost two decades after the United States launched air strikes against Afghanistan’s ruling Taliban regime and started would become America’s longest-ever war, the hardline group…
Syrian trials in Europe: “They give a distorted perception of the crimes perpetrated”
JUSTICEINFO.NET IN-DEPTH INTERVIEWS Uğur Üngör Professor at the NIOD Institute for war, holocaust and genocide studies in Amsterdam. Almost a decade after the revolution and…
Myanmar Mechanism knocking at Naypyidaw’s door
The UN’s new evidence-gathering body on international crimes in Myanmar, launched a year ago, announced it has started to share information in the Rohingya genocide…
Spain rules on the murders of Jesuits in Salvador
The verdict came in the afternoon of September 11th. Colonel Inocente Orlando Montano, 77, a former Salvadoran Deputy Minister of Public Security, was found guilty…
Little-known archives discreetly testify to Europe’s wars
They are gathering dust on shelves, but could make war criminals tremble: the archives of the OSCE, an international organisation addressing security-related concerns, are increasingly…
A U.S. Truth Commission? Insights from South Africa
The continued recurrence of U.S. police brutality against black people suggests that the discriminatory and racist mindsets that prevailed during slavery and Jim Crow segregation…