Sunday, January 7, 2018 - 09:37
When there is an atrocity committed in a far-flung part of the world and experts are needed to investigate it, Justice Rapid Response (JRR) has the capacity to quickly assemble a team to collect and preserve evidence for use in future legal action against the perpetrator(s). In an interview with Justice Hub, JRR’s Executive Director Andras Vamos-Goldman told us “The 21st century works very differently. It requires a much faster reaction time because everything is faster in the 21st century so we are there to try to make the work of institutions including the work the ICC, the UN, and regional bodies faster. Not just faster but also more cost-effective.”
Saturday, December 30, 2017 - 01:02
Like describing an elephant, “justice” is a hard word to define to everyone’s’ satisfaction. You just know it when you see it. In 2017, just as we’ve done in previous years, Justice Hub has chased and published stories of people working in different fields to make the world a more just and peaceful place. With the year coming to an end, we’ve prepared a list of the most interesting, moving and thought-provoking #MyJustice stories from 2017.
Sunday, October 1, 2017 - 11:48
By Brian Obara
Some things are impossible until they happen. Hissène Habré, the former Chadian dictator, evaded justice for almost three decades. Many of his victims had lost hope that he would ever be brought to justice let alone that it could happen on African soil. But the impossible did happen and Habré will now spend the rest of his natural life in a Senegalese jail thanks to a sentence passed by the Extraordinary African Chambers or Chambres...
Friday, May 26, 2017 - 04:46
After the long battle to bring former Chadian strongman Hissène Habré to justice, Clément Abaifouta, the head of the Chadian victims’ association is worried that reparations “funds will never reach the pockets of those for whom they are intended”. He argues that is bad news for more than just the victims of the excesses of the Habré regime.
Friday, April 28, 2017 - 11:18
Clément Abaifouta is the quintessential survivor. In July 1985, he was arrested by Hissène Habré’s dreaded Documentation and Security Directorate (DDS) just as he was about to leave Chad for further studies in Germany. He would spend the next four years enduring harsh conditions in detention on top of which he was forced to bury fellow detainees in mass graves just outside N’Djamena. In all, Abaifouta believes he buried up to 500 fellow detainees. Abaifouta recently participated in a Q and A session after the airing of the film “The Dictator Hunter”. A portion of that discussion, lightly edited for clarity, has been reproduced here as part of Justice Hub’s #MyJustice series.
Friday, April 28, 2017 - 00:00
In this week's review, news about the appeal judgment against Habre, the ICC’s unsealed warrant against Gaddafi’s chief of internal security, Rwanda’s genocide conviction, the ICC’s new enforcement agreement with Sweden, Gambia and accountability, and more
Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 12:57
It’s a foreboding title - ‘The World in Crisis’ - but relevant. The subjects covered by the International Bar Association’s (IBA) Annual Conference on International Criminal Law were refugees, peace versus justice after conflict, how wars are being funded through trafficking in antiquities and people and money laundering, and immunity from prosecutions.
Sunday, January 15, 2017 - 12:00
In this week's review, news about the ICC’s legal aid system, former Kosovo PM released in France, former Chadian president appeals against torture and rape conviction, and much more.
Thursday, December 29, 2016 - 15:36
In this week's review, Habre appeal against life-sentence, Rwandan genocide trial delayed, UN view of Colombia’s amnesty bill, and more.
Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 10:21
The African Extraordinary Chambers, an AU-backed special tribunal in Senegal, ordered Hissène Habré last week to pay his victims between 15.000 and 30.000 euros each in compensation for the atrocities they experienced.