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Evidence at Gambia’s Truth Commission gets closer to former ruler
In the Gambia, two witnesses before the country’s Truth Commission, including the first confessed killer, have implicated former president Yahya Jammeh in ordering killings of…
European justice strikes on crimes in Syria
A new complaint was filed in Sweden on 19 February against some 20 Syrians suspected of international crimes. This complaint follows three arrests this month…
First confessions at Gambia’s Truth Commission
The first public confession from a perpetrator and a visit to the headquarters of the former National Intelligence Agency (NIA) were the highlights of the…
Gambia: When reparations can’t wait
The Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission (TRRC) in Gambia keeps following its own singular path. Through high-profile and widely watched public hearings it seems to…
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…
A good medic under Gambia’s terror
The eighth witness before the Gambia’s Truth, Reconciliation and Reparation Commission was a man many former prisoners remembered with a smile. Babucarr Jatta had only…
Gambia: Uncomfortable truths on the 1994 executions
The Truth, Reconciliation and Reparation Commission has continued to hear high-profile testimonies from ex-members of Yahya Jammeh’s former military junta. New details on the executions…
Sensitive truths at the Gambia’s truth commission
The Truth, Reconciliation and Reparation Commission (TRRC) has opened its public hearings on January 7. Three former officers came to testify about their ordeal during and…
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…
Damaging power struggle engulfs the former ICTY
Judges at the UN International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (MICT), the successor institution of the UN tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, have become embroiled…
Reed Brody: “We have the power to bring you to justice”
JUSTICEINFO.NET IN-DEPTH INTERVIEWS Reed Brody Human rights lawyer Twenty years ago, on October 16, 1998, Chilean former dictator Augusto Pinochet was arrested in London for…
Céline Bardet: “The scourge of rape in conflict is a threat to peace”
JUSTICEINFO.NET IN-DEPTH INTERVIEWS Céline Bardet Director of the NGO We Are Not Weapons of War The award of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize to Nadia…
CAR Special Court will not prosecute child soldiers
The Special Criminal Court of the Central African Republic (CAR) will not prosecute child soldiers, a member of the prosecution said during a meeting with…
Lebanon Tribunal: What is a trial without suspects for?
The Special Tribunal for Lebanon is rounding up its case against four accused over the 2005 bombing that killed former Lebanese prime minister Rafik Hariri…
Dominic Ongwen, the imperfect poster child of the ICC
On September 18, the defence of Dominic Ongwen has begun to present its case before the International Criminal Court. Of the five leaders of Uganda’s…
Why the ICC should rejoice when America attacks it
In an Op-ed for The New York Times, the editor of Justice Info, Thierry Cruvellier, unfolds the meaning of the renewed attack by the U.S.…