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Stop genocide against the Rohingya, Gambia asks the ICJ
Gambia today referred Myanmar to the International Court of Justice, accusing it of committing genocide against the Rohingya minority, on behalf of the Organization for…
The first FARC mayor’s dilemma for Colombia’s transitional justice
On October 27, former guerrilla commander Guillermo Torres became the first ex-FARC member to win a local election after the 2016 peace agreement in Colombia.…
More time to redress Colombia’s victims. The question is how.
In the midst of Colombia’s divisive transition, a rare political consensus emerged over the past two weeks, to extend the landmark 2011 bill that recognized…
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…
Three years on, Colombians still await FARC public remorse
Exactly three years after the plebiscite that showed how divided Colombians are on the landmark peace deal that led to the disarming of the former Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC),…
Colombia: They were enemies, now they make laws together
They both met as newly elected Congressmen and forged an improbable partnership. Ómar Restrepo and César Eugenio Martínez are on the opposite sides of Colombia’s…
Colombian transition gets confusing with a disarmed FARC and an armed one
A week ago, a minority group of leaders of the former Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) surprised Colombians by announcing that they would no…
Sexual violence, the new punching bag in the Colombian transition (Part 2)
Victims of sexual violence have different expectations in Colombia, and the strategies of the transitional justice system do not always satisfy them. How to address…
Sexual violence, the new punching bag in the Colombian transition (Part 1)
The number of registered victims of sexual violence in relation to the armed conflict in Colombia has jumped fivefold in the past 5 years. Given…
In Colombia, transitional justice is caught up in politics
One year after he came into office, Colombia’s president Iván Duque has failed to directly modify a central institution of the transitional justice process, the…
War, park rangers and the hopes of Colombia’s transitional justice
What if Colombia’s Special Peace Jurisdiction and Truth Commission investigate the environmental damages caused by conflict, from attacks on pipelines to the murder of park…
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.…
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.…
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…
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…