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Gibril (Gabriel) with the angel Gabriel in the background
Massaquoi Trial: The appearance of Angel Gabriel
Hassan Bility was the first to say that Gibril Massaquoi was known as “Angel Gabriel”. Up until 2018, he was the only one. His testimony…
Sheriff Tambadou témoigne devant la commission vérité en Gambie
Gambia: how Jammeh weaponized the law
Gambia’s Truth Commission is conducting a series of hearings with members of the judiciary, who tell how the former regime of Yahya Jammeh set up…
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Massaquoi trial: “Every living thing that drinks water can forget”
Since 16 March, fifteen witnesses from the villages of Lofa (north-east) have come to Monrovia to testify in the trial of former Sierra Leonean rebel…
Kweku Vanderpuye, lead prosecutor in the second Central African trial (ICC)
CAR-II: ICC prosecutor bets to demonstrate plans in a messy civil war
Over the last month, the International Criminal Court prosecution has laid out its strategy against two leaders of the Anti-balaka, a Central African Republic group…
Palestinians try to escape debris blown up by the Israeli army's shelling of a home in Gaza
The ten obstacles the ICC prosecutor faces in investigating Palestine
Some of those who support Israel see the International Criminal Court (ICC) as an existential threat. Here is a first set of ten obstacles that…
Peinture de la cour finlandaise au Liberia pour le procès Massaquoi
Massaquoi trial: the date that can change everything
The Finnish court trying Gibril Massaquoi in Liberia finished the first part of its hearings on March 16, devoted to crimes that the accused allegedly…
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…
Massaquoi trial: Drawing of the Finnish prosecutors in Monrovia
The Massaquoi Trial: Double or quits before a Finnish court
The first hearings in Gibril Massaquoi’s trial before a Finnish court temporarily relocated to Liberia have outlined the controversial shape of the case. The prosecution…
Yahyah Jammehon 22 July 2016 (Gambia)
Gambia: Did Jammeh order the killing of migrants?
This is the largest massacre committed during the 22 years of Yahya Jammeh’s reign in the Gambia. More than fifty migrants were executed in July…
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Massaquoi trial: Finnish court goes to deepest Liberia
Arriving in Liberia on February 15, Finnish judges, prosecutors, and lawyers spent their first week visiting sites where Gibril Massaquoi, a former rebel commander from…
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…
Massaquoi's trial (Frontpage Africa newspaper)
Universal jurisdiction: the Finnish revolution
The trial of Gibril Massaquoi opens today in Finland, hardly two years after the opening of an investigation into this former Sierra Leonean warlord. It…
Fatou Bensouda at the Assembly of
ICC investigations: what prosecutor Bensouda leaves behind
Last December, the International Criminal Court prosecutor Fatou Bensouda announced the list of countries her office had set as priorities. Which preliminary examinations are prolonged…
Torn American flag
How Biden’s America can reverse its course on international justice
On January 20, Joe Biden becomes the president of the United States. Stanford University professor Beth van Schaack was Deputy to the Ambassador-at-Large for War…
Omar Cham testifies befor the Trutch Commission (TRRC) in Gambia.
Gambia’s Truth Commission hears the NIA torturers
The Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission has continued to hear from former members of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA). Torture, extortion, fabrication of evidence, interference…
Gambia: The spy chief who knew too much or not enough
Ousman Sowe is the current director of the once feared National Intelligence Agency (NIA) in the Gambia. In the early 2000’s, he was the NIA…
Major Baaji, Janus of the Gambian Intelligence Agency
For a year under the military dictatorship, Major Lamin Bo Baaji was the director of Gambia’s National Intelligence Agency (NIA). Yet despite evidence put forward…
Gambia: When Jammeh’s NIA were “beating the truth out of people”
In his 22-year rule, Gambia’s former president Yahya Jammeh allegedly put down several coups. In their aftermaths, the purported participants made confessions on television. Details…