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The cost of lying to Gambia’s Truth Commission
After the first arrest and indictment of a witness before the Truth, Reconciliation and Reparation Commission, two other soldiers whose testimonies were deemed untruthful were…
Gambia: You’d better be truthful before the Truth commission
Last week, a former Army soldier was arrested and charged with murder in the Gambia. It was only two weeks after he had testified –…
Gambia’s searching the truth on summary executions
The Truth Commission has gone deeper into the November 1994 killings of soldiers. But there are doubts as to whether perpetrators are telling the whole…
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…
Picture exhibition displays Gambian former dictator’s abuse
Two years after Gambia’s former dictator Yahya Jammeh left power and took asylum in Equatorial Guinea, British freelance photographers Jason Florio, Helen Jones Florio and…
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.…
Gambia’s Truth Commission shows it has teeth
Two former high-level officials under the military regime were indicted in Gambia for allegedly tampering with a witness before the Truth, Reconciliation and Reparation Commission. After…
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…
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…