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Gambia: Will the government prosecute returned Jammeh hit-men
Nine former soldiers and members of the infamous “Junglers” hit-squad of former president Yahya Jammeh have returned to Gambia from exile and remain at large.…
Colonel Rubén Darío Castro speaks to victims of
Colombia: The day 10 army officials accused of false positives faced their victims
It was an unprecedented scene in Colombia. On April 27 and 28, in the heart of the mountainous region of Catatumbo, 10 members of the…
In Gambia, a woman holds a sign saying
Gambian dictatorship’s crimes go on trial in Germany
On April 25, the trial of a former member of a hit squad – known as the “Junglers” – under Yahya Jammeh’s rule in The…
Sign, during a demonstration, reading
A Nuremberg for Russia’s crime of aggression?
As the debates continue on the international legal response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, our correspondent Janet Anderson has taken some soundings from a…
Mykola Gnatovsky
Ukraine: “The momentum is there for a tribunal on aggression”
Mykola Gnatovsky, professor of international law at the University of Kyiv, is currently a special advisor to the foreign ministry of Ukraine, and one of…
Masked protesters (Shell logo) raise their fists and hold up
The unresolved responsibility of Big Oil companies in Nigeria
On March 23 a Dutch court ruled that it was impossible to hold the oil company Shell liable for the 1995 trial and execution of…
Amnesty recommanded for Sanna Sabally
Who got amnesty from Gambia’s Truth commission, and who didn’t
On March 16, Gambia’s Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission submitted its final recommendations to the government on 25 amnesty applications. Eight of them were denied.…
A man holds a picture of Rafiq Hariri in his hands
Special Tribunal for Lebanon’s “second best justice”
On March 10 judges of the Appeals Chamber at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon reversed the earlier acquittal of two defendants. Hassan Habib Merhi and…
Women hold a banner that reads in Spanish:
First rift between Colombia’s Peace tribunal and the victims
Colombia’s special peace tribunal is about to open three new – and perhaps final – cases. However, its decision to focus on armed actors and…
Indonesian prisoners (hands on head) are escorted by Dutch soldiers
Indonesia: the Dutch no longer can see colonisation in rosy terms
Last week researchers in the Netherlands and Indonesia finally laid out the ways in which the Dutch state both condoned and concealed its systematic use…
International Court of Justice
The ups and downs of a historic ruling on reparations
Last week the International Court of Justice ruled that Uganda should pay 325 million dollars to the Democratic Republic of Congo for the occupation and…
A hand emerging from the ground holds a ballot in the colors of the flag of Colombia
Colombia wagers on political participation as a form of redress
With the general and presidential election campaign in full swing in Colombia, victims of its 52-year-long armed conflict are playing a more visible role than…
Portrait of Yahya Jammeh crossed out
TRRC Final Report: What must Gambia do to avoid another Jammeh
In December, the final report of Gambia’s Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission (TRRC) was finally published, after two and a half years of work. Beyond…
Yahya Jammeh in Gambia
TRRC Final report: Gambia between prosecutions and amnesties
On Christmas Eve, six months after it was first announced, the final report of the Gambia Truth Commission (TRRC) was made public. Primarily, in its…
Colombian army soldiers look at the bodies of dead FARC rebels
Colombia: 21 Army officials own up to war crimes and crimes against humanity
This is another major result for Colombia’s transitional justice: at the end of 2021, 21 former Army officials acknowledged their responsibility over the murder of…
Assembly of States Parties (ASP) to the International Criminal Court (ICC)
The ICC in times of budget crunch
International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor Karim Khan has been joined by two new deputy prosecutors, elected last week during this year’s annual meeting of the…
Karim Khan at the Internaitonal Criminal Court (The Hague)
Karim Khan meets the states at the ICC
Karim Khan, the new prosecutor of the International Criminal Court is making substantial changes to how his office works. As he attends his first Assembly…
Lamin Sise (chairman of the gambian Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission) presents the final report of the TRRC to Adama Barrow (president on the Gambia)
Gambia: Truth Commission report hangs on election result
After months of procrastination, Gambian President Adama Barrow received, on Thursday November 25, the final report of the Gambian Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission (TRRC).…
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…