Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 14:38
By Dr. Mark A. Drumbl
It is easy to assume that only ‘evil’ people commit atrocity. And it’s equally easy to imagine all victims as ‘good’ or ‘innocent’. But the reality is far more complex. These binaries and antipodes don’t fit well. Many perpetrators, after all, are tragic -- they may begin as victims. Some victims survive – and some even thrive – because of harm they inflict upon others. The persecuted may become persecutors.
In recent writing, I explore how to approach the pain that victims inflict upon others. When...
Tuesday, July 19, 2016 - 09:41
When the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court indicted six Kenyans, he promised the victims and the world that Kenya would be an example on how to manage elections, avoid mass atrocities and ensure justice for the victims. But the Court has delivered on none of the above. Instead, the eight-year wait for justice through convictions and/or reparation appears to have been in vain.
Wednesday, November 4, 2015 - 11:33
It has been a decade since the International Criminal Court (ICC) opened its investigation into alleged mass atrocities committed in Darfur. Those ten years have been, to say the least, a rocky ride for international justice.
Monday, August 31, 2015 - 13:02
In a post for Justice Hub last week, Mark Kersten asked whether perpetrators or alleged perpetrators of mass atrocities should pursue PhDs. After presenting his arguments for and against, Mark concluded that the "pursuit of higher education may leave a bitter taste in the mouths of some. But given all of the options and the ever-present risk of war criminals returning to their old habits, encouraging them to pursue an education may be a least-worst option."
Friday, February 27, 2015 - 11:42
Mariana Pena works as a legal officer at the international justice programme of the Open Society Justice Initiative.
Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 21:17
The victim's representative in the ICC case against President Kenyatta highlights some of the hardships the victims have been experiencing.
Friday, July 25, 2014 - 14:52
A gang rape victim of Kenya's post-election violence tells how she hates her daughter.