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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).…
Fatou Bensouda sits in front of a microphone. In the background, a portrait of Yahya Jammeh and the Gambian flag.
Fatou Bensouda: “I didn’t know what was happening under Jammeh”
For the first time ever, former International Criminal Court Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda talks about the time when she served under the dictatorship of Yahya Jammeh…
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…
The Gambia Truth Commission's courtroom is empty
In Gambia, reconciliation still on the back burner
The final report of Gambia’s Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission was expected today, but may be further delayed. After nearly three years of transitional justice,…
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…
Former Gambian President Yahya Jammeh and current President Adama Barrow
Gambia: “We want Truth Commission’s final report binned”
On September 30, the Gambian Truth Commission should submit its final report. But the party of former dictator Yahya Jammeh has made it clear, after…
Demonstration by victims of the Jammeh regime
Gambia’s Truth Commission puts a price on reparations
The final report of the Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission, expected to be submitted today to the President of Gambia, has been postponed to September…
Gibril Massaquoi during his trial in Finland
In new twist, Massaquoi trial to return to Liberia
There is a new twist in the trial of former Sierra Leonean rebel commander Gibril Massaquoi. The Finnish court that is trying him plans to…
Yankuba Touray (with his lawyer in the picture) sentenced to death in Gambia
Yankuba Touray sentenced to death in Gambia
On July 14, Yankuba Touray was found guilty of murder and sentenced to death. The former Minister of Local Government in the early days of…
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…
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…
Gambia: Letter from the M’Bai family
Justice Info has received a letter from a family member of Fafa Edrissa M’Bai, a former Minister of Justice under the military junta in Gambia,…
Ratco Mladic
26 years after the Bosnia war, Mladic case ends
Today Ratko Mladic, 78, will hear the final decision in the case against him. In 2017 the former head of the Bosnian Serb army was…
Buildings of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, near The Hague in the Netherlands
The inglorious end of the Lebanon tribunal
On June 2, the Special Tribunal for Lebanon announced it would have to close by the end of July due to lack of funds. The…
Scene of reconciliation at the TRRC in Gambia
Gambia: When it is time for reconciliation
After more than two years of often spectacular public hearings, Gambia’s Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission closed its hearings on May 28. It will present…
Fafa Mbai
Gambia: When “legal junglers” defend their role under military rule
The Yahya Jammeh regime relied on lawyers to draft and enact decrees that got rid of fundamental human rights. Some of them, including the first…
Aaron Weah
Aaron Weah: “Liberians have been reminded that justice is still possible”
JUSTICE INFO IN-DEPTH INTERVIEWS Aaron Weah Civil society activist and scholar on transitional justice issues Aaron Weah is a leading expert on transitional justice in…