Monday, May 28, 2018 - 13:44
29th of May is the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers. This year's theme is “70 Years of Service and Sacrifice." We mark the day by calling attention to the special role female officers play in peacekeeping missions all over the world.
Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 09:37
Much ink has been spilled on the oft-difficult and dicey process of bringing wanted perpetrators to justice. Less attention has been paid to what happens after people are convicted by international criminal tribunals and have to pay their debt to humanity behind bars. In an effort to remedy that, Barbora Hola, an Associate Professor at the Department of Criminal Law and Criminology at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, and a colleague, carried out an extensive research project to look into how such convicted persons are rehabilitated, if at all. “Poorly”, it turns out, is the answer.
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.
Monday, August 18, 2014 - 15:09
In a wide-ranging interview with Justice Hub’s sister site, Ivoire Justice, the Legal Representative of the Victims in the Gbagbo case, Paolina Massidda, answers questions from Facebook followers.
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.