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Tunisia and the repression of left-wing youth
In the 1960s and 1970s, young Tunisian students joined the extreme left to oppose the absolute power of President Bourguiba. They were called “Perspectivists”. They…
Tunisian government to “respond to all TRC demands”
There is a wind of change in Tunisia following several announcements hailed by civil society: upcoming publication in the Official Journal of the truth commission’s…
Tunisia’s specialized courts at a standstill
In a deserted courtroom, two victims recounted the arrests, brutal interrogations, torture and lay-offs that followed the strike of 26 January 1978. Yet this is…
Colombian transition gets confusing with a disarmed FARC and an armed one
A week ago, a minority group of leaders of the former Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) surprised Colombians by announcing that they would no…
Tunisia’s Truth Commission vs France, the IMF and World Bank
On July 16, Tunisia’s Truth and Dignity Commission (IVD) sent two memorandums calling first on France and then on the World Bank and International Monetary…
War, park rangers and the hopes of Colombia’s transitional justice
What if Colombia’s Special Peace Jurisdiction and Truth Commission investigate the environmental damages caused by conflict, from attacks on pipelines to the murder of park…
Tunisia and the disputed accounts of its truth commission
The Tunisian Court of Audit, which is responsible for the oversight of public funds and is known to operate independently and impartially, published its audit…
Tunisia Truth Commission report (Part II): Justice and prisons, tools of oppression
Among the mechanisms on which the Bourguiba and Ben Ali regimes relied was the justice system which became a tool of government, and prisons, where…
Tunisia: Tension is rising between victims and government
A serious incident occurred on 23 April between victims and the national authorities. One victim of the old regime went so far as to threaten…
Sihem Bensedrine: “France and the World Bank should compensate Tunisian victims”
JUSTICEINFO.NET IN-DEPTH INTERVIEWS Sihem Bensedrine Head of the Truth and Dignity Commission (IVD) in Tunisia In Tunisia, the Truth and Dignity Commission (IVD) has just…
Tunisia’s “Barraket Essahel” case and the tragedy of 244 soldiers
In 1991, former President Ben Ali tried to decapitate the army by accusing 244 of its most brilliant soldiers of plotting against the stability of…
Tunisia: constant doubt and frustration in the Fayçal Baraket case
The trial in the case of Fayçal Baraket, who died under torture in October 1991, is postponed for the third time. The President of the…
German Arrest of Top Aide to Rwandan Ex-President Raises Questions
The news didn’t make a big splash in the international media, despite the person’s stature.  Enoch Ruhigira, who was the last head of presidential staff…
Alejandro Valencia and Carlos Ospina speak about the truth in Colombia
Colombia: Tensions rise ahead of the Truth Commission’s report
Two political crises in two weeks have shaken Colombia’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission, while its final report is now due to be published just over…
Colonel Rubén Darío Castro speaks to victims of "false positives" in Colombia at a JEP hearing
Colombia: The day 10 army officials accused of false positives faced their victims
It was an unprecedented scene in Colombia. On April 27 and 28, in the heart of the mountainous region of Catatumbo, 10 members of the…
Sign, during a demonstration, reading "Stop russian aggression in Ukraine".
A Nuremberg for Russia’s crime of aggression?
As the debates continue on the international legal response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, our correspondent Janet Anderson has taken some soundings from a…
Mykola Gnatovsky
Ukraine: “The momentum is there for a tribunal on aggression”
Mykola Gnatovsky, professor of international law at the University of Kyiv, is currently a special advisor to the foreign ministry of Ukraine, and one of…
Magistrates and lawyers hold signs and banners that read "Association of Tunisian magistrates" and "Restore the high judicial council".
Tunisia: A “reconciliation” law that goes against transitional justice  
Corruption, tax fraud and misappropriation of public property can now be amnestied in Tunisia. On March 21, President Kaïes Saïed used his expanded executive powers…
Masked protesters (Shell logo) raise their fists and hold up "Shell drills" signs.
The unresolved responsibility of Big Oil companies in Nigeria
On March 23 a Dutch court ruled that it was impossible to hold the oil company Shell liable for the 1995 trial and execution of…