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France’s Taubira hopes to rally divided left against Macron
France’s well-liked former justice minister Christiane Taubira on Saturday launched her bid to unify the floundering French left and challenge President Emmanuel Macron at April…
At least 108 civilians killed this month in Tigray airstrikes: UN
At least 108 civilians have been killed since New Year’s in a series of airstrikes in the war-torn northern Tigray region of Ethiopia, the United…
Ethiopia lashes out at WHO chief for Tigray war remarks
Ethiopia has asked the UN health agency to investigate its chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus for “harmful misinformation” and “misconduct”, accusing him of backing rebels in…
Tunisians defy ban to protest against president
Tunisian police used tear gas and water cannons on Friday to disperse hundreds of demonstrators protesting against President Kais Saied’s July power grab, in defiance…
High Military Court of Kinshasa in the Yumbi trial
Transitional Justice in the DRC: How the UN has put it in a drawer
On December 20, the United Nations Security Council extended the mandate of its mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), for one more year.…
UN concerned by hate speech in Bosnia, Serbia
The United Nations voiced concern Friday at hate speech and incitement to violence in Bosnia and Serbia, fearing inflammatory acts will escalate ahead of elections…
At least 108 civilians killed this year in Tigray airstrikes: UN
At least 108 civilians have been killed this month in a series of airstrikes in the war-torn northern Tigray region of Ethiopia, the United Nations…
Syrian torture trial verdict ‘landmark leap’ towards justice: UN
The life sentence handed down by a German court on Thursday to a former Syrian colonel for crimes against humanity in his war-torn country marks…
Iraj Mesdaghi displays documents on a table
Sweden-Iran: Noury faces death row survivors
Former Iranian prison official Hamid Noury, on trial for war crimes before a court in the Swedish capital Stockholm, has since last summer been confronted…
Germany convicts Syrian ex-colonel in ‘historic’ torture trial
A German court on Thursday sentenced a former Syrian colonel to life in jail for crimes against humanity in a “historic” verdict marking the end…
HRW hails ‘historic’ German court verdict in Syria crimes against humanity trial
The head of Human Rights Watch hailed as “historic” a German court’s sentencing Thursday of a former Syrian colonel to life in prison for crimes…
Lithuanians sue Gorbachev over deadly Soviet crackdown
Six Lithuanians who lost relatives during Moscow’s crackdown on the Baltic state’s independence drive filed a lawsuit against former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev on Thursday.…
Anwar Raslan in the dock in Koblenz (Al-Khatib trial), Germany
Syria: Anwar Raslan gets life sentence for crimes against humanity
A historic verdict has just been handed down in Germany, on Thursday 13 January. State torture in Syria has been recognised for the first time…
Syrian ex-colonel faces verdict in German torture trial
A German court will hand down a landmark verdict Thursday on whether a former Syrian colonel is guilty of crimes against humanity as the first…
Brazil’s Bolsonaro downplays Omicron
President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday downplayed the Omicron coronavirus variant amid a surge in hard-hit Brazil, ruling out new containment measures as he defended the…
‘Criminals’ in top state jobs in DR Congo, says Mukwege
Campaigning Congolese doctor Denis Mukwege is urging his country’s government to do more to bring war criminals to justice, alleging that many offenders hold positions…
The 8 Rwandans acquitted by the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) blocked in Niger
Bitter Christmas in Niger for the international justice stateless
Even in their worst nightmares, the eight Rwandans never imagined being in a worse dead-end than the one they were living in Arusha. Although they…
Syria’s Assad regime on trial in Europe
A growing number of cases are being brought in Europe, and especially Germany, against loyalists of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime on accusations of state-sponsored…
Syria torture verdict due this week as many still seek relatives
In a cafe in central Berlin, Wafa Mustafa has spread a cluster of photos across a table. The 31-year-old Syrian points to her father, an…