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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…
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…
Soldier in front of Arch 22 in Banjul, Gambia
Gambia: Government and Truth Commission clash over Jammeh’s Arch
The “Arch 22” is an imposing monument built by Gambia’s former dictator Yahya Jammeh to the glory of his “revolution”. The Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations…
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…
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…
The Gambia Truth commission (TRRC) in the shadow of Fatou Bensouda
Gambia: Jammeh’s justice and the shadow of Bensouda
This week in Gambia, the Truth Commission is ending probing the lawyers who established and entrenched the Yahya Jammeh dictatorship, without having called some of…
Bubacarr Bah testifies before the Truth Commission (TRRC) in The Gambia
Gambia: The story of a government-sanctioned massacre and its cover-up
After establishing that the July 2005 massacre of more than 50 West African migrants was perpetrated by state authorities, Gambia’s Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission…
Lamin Darboe testifies before the TRRC in Gambia
Gambia Truth Commission: Darboe, the faithful silent agent of the NIA
With lot of expectations, a notorious member of a ‘Special Operations Unit’ involved in allegations of torture under Yahya Jammeh’s rule, appeared before the Gambian…
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…
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 –…
Gambia’s Truth Commission and Yahya Jammeh’s witch hunters
The Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission has begun to hold hearings outside Gambia’s capital city. It is touring villages where hundreds of citizens were victims…
Gambia’s TRRC hears about sexual violence and torture against women
The Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission has opened a session on gender-based violence. Several victims have testified about abuse, including rape, by paramilitary agents. Testimonies…
Philip Gourevitch: living in Rwanda with the genocide (somewhat) behind – Part 1
JUSTICEINFO.NET IN-DEPTH INTERVIEWS Philip Gourevitch Journalist at The New Yorker and author For the first time Rwandans can look at being in Rwanda in the…
Philip Gourevitch: “The aftermath of genocide is much harder to understand and therefore to write about” – Part 2
JUSTICEINFO.NET IN-DEPTH INTERVIEWS Philip Gourevitch Journalist at The New Yorker and author Journalist and writer Philip Gourevitch has kept going back to Rwanda for 24…
Andreas Schüller : Why justice on Syria is very dynamic
JUSTICEINFO.NET IN-DEPTH INTERVIEWS Andreas Schüller Director of the International Crimes and Accountability Program at the Berlin-based European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR) There…
Rithy Panh: living the experience of genocide in body and soul
JUSTICEINFO.NET IN-DEPTH INTERVIEWS Rithy Panh Cambodian film maker and survivor of Khmer Rouge crimes After the conviction of the last two surviving Khmer Rouge leaders…
Mark Freeman: how you can negotiate justice and peace
JUSTICEINFO.NET IN-DEPTH INTERVIEWS Mark Freeman Executive Director of the Institute for Integrated Transitions (IFIT) From June 2014 to December 2015, Mark Freeman was one of…
Essa Faal: “We don’t want the truth commission to be seen as a toothless bulldog”
JUSTICEINFO.NET IN-DEPTH INTERVIEWS Essa Faal Legal Counsel of Gambia’s Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission Gambia’s Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission resumes its public hearings on…