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War Crimes in Sri Lanka

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein of Jordan speaks on the UN Human Rights Office report on Sri Lanka
Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 08:32

The Sri Lanka war crimes report, released last week by the United Nations, paints a picture of grave human rights violations, war crimes and crimes against humanity. It’s a horrendous read. After having been delayed several months, the report was highly anticipated and generated a lot of talk on social media.

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Nigeria and Amnesty International - what's next?

Amnesty report on Nigerian military war crimes
Monday, June 8, 2015 - 14:30

It seems to happen every week. An organisation collects material, writes a report and person X is being dragged in front of the International Criminal Court. If you’ve been following the Amnesty report on violations in Nigeria, you might think that last week was no different. But maybe we need to think again?

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Should the Islamic State's attacks on the Yezidis be referred to the ICC?

Should UN Security Council refer ISIL's crimes against the Yezidis to the ICC?
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 09:42

Has genocide really taken place during Islamic State's systematic attacks on Yazidis and other minorities in the Middle East?

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Researcher Kjell Anderson on genocide and justice

My Justice: Kjell Anderson
Friday, March 13, 2015 - 10:28

Kjell Anderson is a researcher at the Transitional Justice Program, Netherlands Institute for War, Holocaust, and Genocide Studies. "In some way justice represents an affirmation of the worth and dignity of human lives."

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Command responsibility – can Bemba be found guilty?

Jean-Pierre Bemba at the ICC
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 10:05

The International Criminal Court (ICC) is expected to deliver its judgment against the Congolese politician and militia leader Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo in the near future.

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A day at the ECCC - The boy who saw everything

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 10:34

The Khmer Rouge trials in Cambodia started up again recently after the defence lifted their boycott of the proceedings. Two former Khmer Rouge leaders, Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan, are accused of the mass murder of ethnic Vietnamese and Muslims in the 1970s. Kaj Jalving attended a hearing last week and wrote down his impressions of the day.

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Will Bensouda ignore Senate torture report?

US Senate report on CIA torture
Monday, December 15, 2014 - 15:10

Torture and human rights abuses. The world of International Justice exploded with reactions and analysis after the US Senate presented its long-awaited torture report. The document vividly described horrific acts of torture and human rights abuses, adding fuel to an already burning fire relating to US violence.

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Will the Sri Lankan president face a war crimes tribunal?

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa at a SAARC summit in Nepal on November 28, 2014
Monday, December 1, 2014 - 15:04

Controversy is on the cards in Sri Lanka after presidential candidate Maithripala Sirisena announced that he will not let President Mahinda Rajapaksa, his relatives or members of the military be taken before a war crimes tribunal.

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Gravity is in the eye of the beholder

Fatou Bensouda decides not shelve Mavi Marama case
Monday, November 10, 2014 - 14:34

Ahead of this week's Hubble, Justice Hub decided to dust off the poetic cliché by Plato and add a thematic twist. With the ICC deciding to shelve a case related to Gaza, Israel and Turkey, the blogosphere, Twitter and newspapers exploded with outraged reactions to the prosecutor’s move, along with a dash of sober reflection.

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When is a war crime not a war crime?

ICC prosecutor decides not to charge Israel over Mavi Marmara incidentFriday, November 7, 2014 - 11:21

The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court has decided not to prosecute Israel for the attack on a flotilla carrying relief goods to the Gaza Strip, which left nine Turkish activists dead in 2010.

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