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The Week in Review: Gbagbo on Trial, ICC to Probe Alleged Russian War Crimes
The past week was marked by the start of trial of former Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo and his former Youth Minister Charles Blé Goudé before…
The Week in Review: Protests in Tunisia, UN in Burundi
Tunisia has innovated in the field of transitional justice. A request submitted to the country’s Truth and Dignity Commission seeks to have the region of…
Week in Review: The Wheels of Transitional Justice Grind Slowly
This has been an eventful week showing the important role transitional justice can play in places like Cambodia, Kosovo, Kenya and Burundi, but that a…
The week in review : Guatemala sets an example
In this relatively calm week for transitional justice, the example came from Guatemala. This small Latin American country, which was torn apart by a bloody…
Transitional justice, climate justice
This week was again dominated by the COP21 environment conference in Paris, where the idea of “climate justice” is included in the final document adopted…
This Week: States of Emergency and the Pope in CAR
Tension between security policies and individual freedoms this week continued to impact on justice and reconciliation processes. Three countries hit by terrorism, France, Mali and…
This Week: Paris, Bamako Attacks Raise Same Issues
The past week was again a sad one for justice. The world was shocked by a succession of violent Islamist attacks in Beirut, Paris and…
This Week: Paris, Islamic State and Burundi
Friday’s attacks in Paris, the horrific and absolute antithesis to any idea of justice and reconciliation, have marked the week, as if France were a…
Burundi Genocide Fear
Is genocide still possible in late 2015? Yes, says Jean-Marie Guéhenno, head of International Crisis Group (ICG) and former head of the UN’s department of…
SWITZERLAND IN TRANSITIONAL JUSTICE SPOTLIGHT
Spotlight on Switzerland this week in transitional justice. A Swiss court was wrong to convict and fine a Turkish politician for calling the Armenian genocide…
THIS WEEK: A NOBEL PRIZE… AND ELECTION TROUBLE
A Nobel peace prize awarded to the Tunisian Quartet was the good news of the week. The prize, recognizing four civil society organizations (labour union UGTT,…
Transitional justice derailed
The week in transitional justice was marked by a brutal deterioration of the situation in Bangui. Calm returned to the capital of the Central African…
TIMBUKTU MOSQUE CASE SENDS ICC “SIGNAL” SAYS PARIS PROFESSOR
A Touareg leader from a Malian Islamist group linked to Al-Qaida, suspected of directing the 2012 destruction of mosques in Timbuktu, appeared on Wednesday before…
Justice vs impunity, from Burkina to Colombia
Whether in Colombia, Burkina Faso, Mali or the Central African Republic, transitional justice, democracy and reconciliation advanced in fits and starts. The agreement reached between…
ISRAEL ABSOLVES ITS ARMY
Israeli Military Prosecutor Danny Efroni said he was closing a case on the deaths of four Palestinian children killed by an Israeli missile on July…