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Tunisia: what will the newly elected do for transitional justice?
Tunisia has a new jurist President and a new political landscape emerging from the October 6 elections which could, if confirmed by the game of…
CAR II: Secret Story at the ICC, second season
In the Central African Republic case number 2, aka “CAR II”, the International Criminal Court prosecutor has presented an evidence largely marked by the seal…
Christel Cournil: Now is the time to link the climate issue to human rights
JUSTICEINFO.NET IN-DEPTH INTERVIEWS Christel Cournil Professor of public law at Sciences Po Toulouse, co-author of “Les procès climatiques : entre le national et l’international” (2018). Swedish…
Tunisia’s presidential hopefuls shun transitional justice issue
Transitional justice is an issue almost absent from Tunisia’s current presidential campaign. There are 26 candidates in the running, but hardly any focus on this…
Climate law moves from human to nature-centred rights
Since the legal victory of the environmental NGO Urgenda against the Dutch state in June 2015, there has been an increase in the number of…
The Dutch war crimes unit hits harder on Syrian suspects
On May 21, the Dutch war crimes unit announced the arrest of a former commander of the al-Nusra Front, formerly the Syrian wing of al-Qaeda.…
Tunisia Truth Commission report (Part I) : dissected oppression
A meticulous network throughout the country by the one-party State and special agents of the Interior Ministry helped keep Tunisians in subjection for several decades,…
Tunisia : the threat of an amnesty
The draft of a bill aimed at putting an end to the transitional justice process is circulating within parliamentary groups. This draft envisages an amnesty…
“The Silence of Others”: How a Spanish film on the Franco past resonates with Tunisians
Warmly applauded by the audience of the Tunis Cinémathèque, a Spanish film called “The Silence of Others” has a special resonance for Tunisians. It evokes…
Karadzic: last chapter of a mega trial at the Yugoslav tribunal
On Wednesday, Bosnian Serb wartime political leader Radovan Karadzic, 73, will hear if his 40-year-jail term is confirmed, increased to a life sentence as prosecutors…
Plot twists at the ICC for Jean-Pierre Bemba
Imagine you’re a fabulously wealthy African politician: stocks, shares, businesses with your family and associates, money stashed all over the place, planes, boats and villas.…
Mokhtar Trifi: It is the suspected perpetrators who are applying the transitional justice law!
Mokhtar Trifi, former president of the Tunisian Bar Association and of the Tunisian Human Rights League as well as vice-president of the World Organization Against…
Mass atrocities? There’s an app for that
There’s been an explosion in recent years of special apps launched by different NGOs to help witnesses and victims document atrocities. But it is difficult…
Liking genocide on Facebook
The social media network Facebook is 15 years old today. The role of the platform in fueling hate speech has been widely discussed recently. At…
Tunisia: Government accused of missing Truth Commission opportunities
Tunisia’s Truth and Dignity Commission (IVD) claims to have recovered 745 million dinars for the State. But it also accuses the State of deliberately obstructing…
Valérie Cabanes: icc should recognize the crime of ecocide
JUSTICEINFO.NET IN-DEPTH INTERVIEWS Valérie Cabanes International lawyer, defender of human rights and nature Lawyer and activist Valérie Cabanes has seen situations on all the world’s…
Money Matters at the ICC
Despite the arrest of a suspect two weeks before the opening of the Assembly of State Parties, and another this week, the International Criminal Court…
ICC: What’s on the menu for 2019
The Assembly of State Parties to the International Criminal Court opens its annual session on December 5 in The Hague. Here are the main topics…
Gbagbo: Is there a case to answer?
The trial of former Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo resumes next week before the International Criminal Court. The Defence is trying to have the case dismissed…