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The Colombian transitional justice’s paramilitary dilemma
Colombia’s transitional justice has a seemingly clear mission, to prosecute former members of the FARC and of the military who committed war crimes during the…
Covid-19 pushes reparations further away in Colombia
The Covid-19 pandemic has severely disrupted the work of Colombia’s transitional justice since the country went into mandatory lockdown at the end of March. While…
As Tunisia emerges from confinement, what future for its specialized chambers?
As Tunisia this week starts gradually coming out of confinement, will the fate of the judicial chambers specialized in transitional justice be sacrificed on the…
French commission sheds first light on sexual abuse in the Church
A creative kind of non-state truth commission, charged with establishing the facts on sexual abuses committed in the church in France since 1950, has been…
Justice is eminently political, says Tunisian expert
What are the links between transitional justice and political changes in Tunisia, Morocco and Algeria? We talked to Eric Gobe, research director at the French…
Reunion’s transplanted children still waiting for justice
Between 1962 and 1984, 2,015 children and adolescents from Reunion Island were “transplanted” to mainland France. On 10 April 2018, a report commissioned by the…
FARC’s kidnappings: from “retention” to criminal confinement
The legal case on kidnappings by FARC will be a major test for Colombia’s Special Jurisdiction for Peace – the judicial arm of the country’s…
Tunisian President “can put dictatorship archives at centre of debate”
In the aftermath of the Tunisian revolution, Farah Hached founded Labo Democratique, an NGO whose aim is to help consolidate a “living and innovative” democracy.…
MH17: Why the Dutch ruled out war crimes charges
Three Russians and one Ukrainian are prosecuted by a Dutch court for the shooting down of a civilian aircraft in July 2014, killing all 298…
Looking for ways to address war crimes in Yemen
Up until now, the war in Yemen has not noticeably been a major focus for war crimes accountability campaigners. But in recent months some specific…
Will Colombia’s FARC be allowed to clear mines to repair their victims?
Colombian victims want to see the former guerrillas clearing landmines. The government less so. Delays, bureaucratic hurdles and the government’s lack of urgency are preventing…
Can 8,9 million victims have a say in Colombia’s transitional justice?
The way Kankuamo Indians got together two weeks ago, in northern Colombia, to review videos in which military described extra-judicial executions gives an insight into…
Tunisia: Battle over Truth Commission archives
Tunisia’s Truth and Dignity Commission has recently completed the transfer of its archives to the country’s National Archives. But it does not want this institution…
What penalties? Colombia’s justice challenge in 2020
Three years after the peace accords were signed, Colombians still ponder what sanctions will be applied to ex-FARC and members of Armed Forces. Colombia’s Special…
Tunisia: Truth still elusive in symbolic Barkati case
The trial of the alleged torturers and killers of Nabil Barkati, a leftwing activist tortured to death in 1987, seems to be the most advanced…
“I’m not sure Tunisia’s political parties will advance human rights,” says expert
Law professor and human rights activist Wahid Ferchichi is an expert on transitional justice in Tunisia. Nine years after the revolution in Tunisia and one…
Tunisian victims still suffering nine years on
Nine years after the Tunisian revolution, which began on 17 December 2010, victims of serious human rights violations are still in great distress. Poorly coordinated…
Pass the parcel at the ICC
The Assembly of State Parties of the International Criminal Court took place last week. It essentially came up with the creation of a 9-member expert…