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What’s behind the rise of evidence-gathering bodies
Two experts discuss a new trend in international criminal justice: the setting-up of evidence-gathering bodies by the United Nations when other, immediate, accountability options are…
Lundin faces prosecution for Sudan oil war abuses
Sweden’s government has given the green light for the Public Prosecutor to charge two top executives of the Stockholm-based Lundin Petroleum company for assisting suspected…
Sexual violence in conflict: how international guidelines can help investigators
Swiss NGO TRIAL International, a partner of JusticeInfo that supports victims of international crimes, is putting the spotlight on sexual violence in conflict at a…
Pay more attention to witness protection and reparations, says sexual violence expert
Sexual violence in conflict is one of the most important but also hardest crimes to prosecute. Swiss NGO TRIAL International, a partner of JusticeInfo and…
Sperisen verdict “gives hope to Guatemalan victims”
A 15-year prison sentence handed down by a Geneva court on former Guatemalan police chief Erwin Sperisen for complicity in the 2006 murder of seven…
As first group of Libya refugees arrives in Switzerland, who is a refugee and who a migrant?
As Switzerland receives a first group of vulnerable refugees from Libyan detention centres, we take a look at the international response to Libya’s migrant crisis. At…
NGOs on the frontline of South Sudan’s forgotten war
As the United Nations Human Rights Council this week heard a new report on abuses in South Sudan, we look at how two Swiss non-governmental…
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…
Switzerland : Is the Abacha accord a model for returning ‘dictator funds’?
A recent Swiss agreement with Nigeria and the World Bank to return hundreds of millions in so-called “Abacha funds” is being hailed as a model…
Week in Review: DRC, Ethiopia and crime of aggression,
In the Democratic Republic of Congo, a military court sitting in the little town of Kavumu struck a historic blow for transitional justice in a…
UN countries must press Sri Lanka on justice, say NGOs
International jurists of the Sri Lanka Monitoring and Accountability Panel (MAP)  say Sri Lanka’s government has made no credible progress on its transitional justice commitments, and…
Week in Review: “Historic” judgment for Liberia and the ICC under more fire
This week saw transitional justice faced once again with classic tensions between law and politics, justice and peace. As the ICC, supposed to be the…
Liberian found guilty of war crimes-linked charges in “historic” US case
A court in Philadelphia on Wednesday found Mohammed Jabbateh (“Jungle Jabbah”) guilty of charges related to atrocities committed during the first Liberian civil war (1989-96).…
Liberian war victims to testify in US “Jungle Jabbah” case
The trial has begun in the United States of Liberian national Mohammed Jabbateh (“Jungle Jabbah”), a Pennsylvania resident suspected of war crimes. The former ULIMO…
Myanmar lacks discussion on post-conflict justice, says expert
In Myanmar, the start of a democratic transition in 2010 and the arrival in power of Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy party…
Sri Lanka’s victims demand justice, while government plays for time
Sri Lanka’s government this week asked the UN Human Rights Council for more time to fulfil its promises under a 2015 Resolution on justice for…
Court ruling against ICC withdrawal an “embarrassment” for South Africa
This week, the High Court in Pretoria, South Africa, ruled that the government’s notification to the UN last October of its withdrawal from the International…
Can the African Union save South Sudan?
Two years after independence in 2011, South Sudan descended into a war which continues to rage, with analysts fearing a possible genocide. In January alone,…
Arrest of Gambian ex-minister in Switzerland an “important sign” for torture victims
Just days after long-time Gambian President Yahya Jammeh went into exile following electoral defeat and the threat of regional military intervention, his former Interior Minister…