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Oil refineries in desert (Sudan)
Lundin in Swedish court pipeline for war crimes
Last week, Sweden indicted two oil executives from Swedish oil company Lundin Energy for aiding and abetting war crimes in South Sudan between 1999 and…
Karim Khan (prosecutor) reads a file at the International Criminal Court (ICC)
Why the two ICC deputy prosecutors should be women
Can the “ICC boys’ club problem” be solved by the ongoing election of two deputy prosecutors to assist new chief prosecutor Karim Khan? To tackle…
Military U.S. drone in Afghanistan
The ever expanding drone wars
Drone attacks are a common feature of contemporary wars – and growingly outside conflicts. In the past 20 years, the U.S. has carried out more…
An old man looks at photos of war victims on a wall in Kosovo.
Bringing justice home in Kosovo
For more than 20 years, victims in Kosovo told their stories to UN prosecutors and lawyers, to EU judges, again and again. They experienced first-hand…
Activist in front of thousands of photos of victims of the 1988 massacres in Iran
Why the trial of an Iranian in Sweden is a “big deal”
In the middle of the summer, a trial of considerable historical and symbolic significance for the Iranians opened in Sweden. That of one Iranian prison official, alleged…
Indigenous ceremony near the graves of children who were victims of Canadian residential schools during the colonial era
Canada’s reckoning with colonial violence
Over the past few months, several mass and unmarked graves have been identified near former residential schools for indigenous children in Canada. Such institutions were…
Afghan victim (young boy) wounded, in hospital
Afghanistan victims in limbo
Twenty years after their invasion, US troops are leaving Afghanistan, and the Talibans are back, controlling 85% of the country already. For the many Afghan…
social media
Social media as new evidence in war crimes
“To my mind, the advent of social media is as big a breakthrough for evidence and legal proceedings as finger printing,” says Yvonne McDermott Rees, professor…
British lawyer Karim Khan walks in the streets of the holy city of Najaf in central Iraq
Karim Khan – leaving an investigative team for a court
“At UNITAD, we are an investigative team on the lookout for a court,” says British lawyer Karim Khan after having led the Daesh / ISIL…
Abd-al-Rahman at the ICC
Who is Abd-al-Rahman?
The ICC Prosecutor calls him « the colonel of colonels » of the Janjaweed militia that committed genocidal killings in the Sudan region of Darfur in 2003-2004.…
Fatou Bensouda at the International Criminal Court (ICC-CPI)
Fatou Bensouda: “History will judge us”
Fatou Bensouda has given one of her last interviews as outgoing International Criminal Court Prosecutor to our correspondents and partners Asymmetrical Haircuts in The Hague.…
Bon Secours survivors in Ireland
The scandal of the “banished babies” in Ireland
Over several decades and into the 1970’s, thousands of unmarried women were forced into mother and baby homes run by the church or the state…
Ntaganda + Gbagbo + Al Mahdi (ICC - CPI)
Ntaganda, Gbagbo, Al-Mahdi: decoding two appeal decisions and a symbolic reparation at the ICC
This week at the International Criminal Court has been rich in – mostly symbolic – important events: the confirmation of the acquittal of former Ivorian…
Protesters against the military coup in Yangon
How the military coup in Myanmar impacts international justice
A year ago Aung San Suu Kyi was in The Hague defending Myanmar against accusations of genocide before the International Court of Justice (ICJ). Now…
Dominic Ongwen at the ICC
ICC: How to interpret Ongwen’s conviction?
Fully responsible and guilty. Yesterday, on February 4th, seventeen years after the Ugandan authorities asked the International Criminal Court to investigate the northern Ugandan conflict,…
Une famille ivoirienne regarde une retransmission télévisée de Laurent Gbagbo devant la Cour pénale internationale (CPI).
Victims and the ICC Alphabet Soup
Can victim’s participation to the International Criminal Court (ICC) remain a « nice feature » and could victims envisage in the future to see clarity in « the…
Assembly of the States Parties to the Rome Statue (ICC) - 19th edition, December 2019
ICC: a look back at the last Assembly of the States Parties
With this new podcast, you will be able to look back at the latest Assembly of States Parties, that you may have missed or followed…
Why the Koblenz trial is an exception?
In the field of universal jurisdiction, successes are rare and deserve to be closely watched, as Justice Info does in a first video of its…
Australia’s wake-up call on war crimes
Execution of prisoners, a “blooding” practice where subordinates are ordered to kill out-of-action enemy combatants, a system of covering up war crimes, and “collective blindness”…