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A scale whose weight tilts to one side (multiple logos of multinationals: Total, Ericsson, Lundin, Exxon Mobil, Lafarge). On the other side, the text "human rights" weighs less but a man presses on it with his fingertip.
Business and human rights: the pressure is mounting  
There are a growing number of criminal proceedings aimed at holding multinational companies accountable for their direct or indirect role in international crimes or serious…
Women hold a banner that reads in Spanish: "No more women victims of violence".
First rift between Colombia’s Peace tribunal and the victims
Colombia’s special peace tribunal is about to open three new – and perhaps final – cases. However, its decision to focus on armed actors and…
International Court of Justice
The ups and downs of a historic ruling on reparations
Last week the International Court of Justice ruled that Uganda should pay 325 million dollars to the Democratic Republic of Congo for the occupation and…
Colombian army soldiers look at the bodies of dead FARC rebels
Colombia: 21 Army officials own up to war crimes and crimes against humanity
This is another major result for Colombia’s transitional justice: at the end of 2021, 21 former Army officials acknowledged their responsibility over the murder of…
Two riot police officers arrest a protester and take him away on a motorbike
Venezuela and the ICC: who’s fooling who?
On November 5, the new Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court Karim Khan announced that he will launch an investigation into crimes against humanity in Venezuela, and…
Rodrigo Granda surrounded by a crowd of people escorting him through Bogota airport in Colombia
Rodrigo Granda: the diplomatic storm that shook Colombia
The detention in Mexico of Rodrigo Granda, a former head of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia and signatory of Colombia’s peace agreement, sparked a…
Taliban fighter posing in front of Taliban flags
Afghanistan: ICC more than ever at a standstill
With takeover of the Taliban in Afghanistan, the nearly impossible International Criminal Court investigation into war crimes has taken another blow. What are the options…
Eduardo Cifuentes
Eduardo Cifuentes: “This dialogue between victims and perpetrators is unprecedented”
JUSTICE INFO IN-DEPTH INTERVIEWS Eduardo Cifuentes President of Colombia's Special Jurisdiction for Peace (JEP) Eduardo Cifuentes is the president of the Special Jurisdiction for Peace,…
A Colombian soldier stands near civilians in the street
Colombia: 25 Army officials charged with war crimes and crimes against humanity
Over the past two weeks, Colombia’s Special Jurisdiction for Peace announced its second batch of major decisions, accusing 25 former members of the Colombian Army…
Stanisic and Simatovic at the UN tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague
Stanisic and Simatovic: slim convictions in longest running Yugoslav trial
On June 30, a former head of Serbian state security and his subordinate were convicted for crimes in just one Bosnian town, and sentenced to…
Amzat Boukari-Yabara
Amzat Boukari-Yabara: “France, the United States and Brazil are the main bad guys on this issue of reparations”
JUSTICE INFO IN-DEPTH INTERVIEWS Amzat Boukari-Yabara Historian specialised in the African continent French historian Amzat Boukari-Yabara, a specialist on the African continent as well as…
Families of the victims of the Ballymurphy massacre (Northern Ireland)
The bumpy road of truth-seeking in Northern Ireland
A two and half year investigation has just concluded on the complete innocence of ten civilians who were killed by the British army in 1971…
Babies and nuns in Ireland
Whitewashing the sins of the state and the church in Ireland
In January, the report of an enquiry in the history of Ireland’s mother and baby homes was published. It intended to draw a line under…
ICC prosecutor elections: 3 finalists (Karim Khan, Fergal Gaynor and Carlos Castresana)
Last men standing for the ICC prosecutor election
If no consensus is found today there will be a vote. This Monday, the States Parties to the International Criminal Court meet again virtually to…
Julieta Lemaitre (JEP -
A first in Colombia: eight FARCs charged with war crimes and crimes against humanity
Last Thursday, Colombia’s Special Jurisdiction for Peace announced its first major decision, accusing eight top leaders of the former Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia of…
How Colombia’s Truth Commission navigated a pandemic year
Colombia’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission had to reinvent itself in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. Having had to scrap its public hearings, it has…
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The ICC is looking for a new prosecutor – and it starts with a surprise
On June 30, the selection committee in charge of submitting candidates for the most important job at the International Criminal Court – the Prosecutor –…