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ICJ Media Review: Appeal Court in Nairobi orders Al-Bashir’s arrest next time he visits Kenya

President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya and President Omar al-Bashir of Sudan
Sunday, February 25, 2018 - 10:45

In this week's review, news about appealing the ICC’s decision on Jordan’s noncompliance, Ntaganda’s restricted communications, ECCC decision on Co-Prosecutor’s appeal on investigations on sexual violence, the Kosovo Tribunal’s Prosecutor leaving, Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) defence on lack of evidence, Fujimori to stand trial again, Kenyan AC ordering Bashir’s arrest and more

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Ugandan tech initiative is inspiring citizens to know their rights

Michael Katagaya - Uganda
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 06:42

In December 2017, HiiL Innovating Justice held the 8th Annual Innovating Justice Forum at the Peace Palace in The Hague. The forum brought together the best and most promising justice entrepreneurs from all over the world. The attendees were selected from a pool of more than 600 justice innovators who participated in the Innovating Justice Challenge 2017. In this interview, conducted as part of our popular #MyJustice series, Justice Hub talks to Michael Richard Katagaya a co-founder of the Evidence and Methods Lab, a Uganda-based civic tech initiative that is the embodiment of the “African solutions for African problems” ethos.

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Forced disappearances are on the rise as human rights violators cover their tracks

Forced disappearances
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 09:06

By Rodwan Abouharb

It seems the global campaign to protect human rights has had an unexpected side-effect: governments are changing their preferred methods of getting rid of political opponents.

Fear of scrutiny has prompted governments to switch from brazenly killing their opponents to forcing them to “disappear” – leaving their fate unclear, and helping leaders avoid accountability for their actions. The majority of disappearance cases go unsolved – in the absence of a body, forensic evidence or even...

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How President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem could affect the International Criminal Court’s Preliminary Examination into the Situation in Palestine

President Donald J. Trump and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel at the United Nations General Assembly (
Monday, February 19, 2018 - 07:50

US attorney Haydee Dijkstal examines what effect America's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital will have on the International Criminal Court’s preliminary examination into the situation in Palestine.

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This South African innovation is using community radio to link people with justice solutions

Paul McNally, the founding Director of Citizen Justice Network
Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 10:24

In this interview, conducted as part of our popular #MyJustice series, Justice Hub talks to Paul McNally, the founding Director of Citizen Justice Network, a South African justice innovation which won the Innovating Justice Challenge 2017

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My Fellow Liberians: accountability is needed now more than ever

Ken Harper - Together Liberia
Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 09:10

In 2017, for the first time in history, voices of victims of the first Liberian civil war were heard in the criminal trial of Mohammed Jabbateh, aka Jungle Jabbah, a former Liberian warlord residing in Philadelphia USA. The Jabbateh trial showed that justice can be achieved without violence and it raised hope for thousands of Liberians. But the lack of accountability for grave crimes is an obstacle to peace and stability, and a potential cause for future conflict that must be addressed adequately. Now more than ever we need to make sure that Liberians are well-informed of the trials coming up outside the country.

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Sheikh Siaka Kromah

Thank you for this great initiative. We have been advocating for this day to come wherein people with account for their crime, so that Justice can prevail in this country. The will be no lasting peace without Justice.

But I advice, you guys must try to have private security for own safety. If not, your life with be in danger. These guys can do anything ...

Friday, February 16, 2018 - 03:51
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Clara waye Howard

Thanks so much I in line with you my husband was flogged December 27 2013 n the Liberian gov said they can't bring un to book. My husband worked with unmil at that time plz can we get to talk to you he's Dominic Howard

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 09:58
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tubman k. snawolo

What About the lutheran Church massacare which was one of the first in liberia ?so bakadu is so important to You b/c of Your People.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 07:42
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Alexander Kla B...

Thank you so much, we met few years back when I used to worked as cafe attendant at Logan Town Market junction.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 07:35
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Lusene Sirleaf

Great to pursue justice in Liberia. and I believe justice will hunt perpetrators atrocities during Liberian civil wars. I just want to understand what you are doing to document the atrocious massacre in Barkedu, Lofa County; I hope the voices of Barkedu's victims must also be heard through your efforts

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 17:29
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Lusene Sirleaf

Great to pursue justice in Liberia. and I believe justice will hunt perpetrators atrocities during Liberian civil wars. I just want to understand what you are doing to document the atrocious massacre in Barkedu, Lofa County; I hope the voices of Barkedu's victims must also be heard through your efforts

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 17:28
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Abdul Ayoub Swaray

This is a great initiative. The perpetrator of war crimes must be brought to justice. Is really becoming a customery thing in Liberia to reward world's most notorious criminals with public offices. In a country where the illiterates are more then the literate, the decision making last in the hands of the majority. This is one of the greatest problem in the liberian society. I personally support any international establishment of justice system that will serve justice to all Liberian. If we as Liberian can not establish a court to bring notorious criminals to justice, then we support any external establishment as long as justice will be served to our people. One again thank so much for this great initiative.

Monday, February 12, 2018 - 14:14
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Abdul Ayoub Swaray

What becomes of those world's notorious criminal occupying public offices here in Liberia.

Monday, February 12, 2018 - 13:58
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Francis Egu Lansana

Justice served as a roof that provides sustainability for the promotion of peace; its also served as a light that brightening the road to democracy. Now it's not about your previous role during the civil war but now it about taking the responsibility in making sure that guinee justice is serve. There must be a precedent to avoid tthe reoccurrence of the past. Don't be ashamed or afraid when you are associated with your past especially what you did consciously and boastfully.

Monday, February 12, 2018 - 12:38
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The Kavumu trial: Complementarity in action in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Kavumu - DRC
Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 10:25

Between early 2013 and June 2016, in the village of Kavumu, a few dozen kilometers from Bukavu, the capital of South Kivu province, as many as 40 young girls whose ages ranged from 18 months to 10 years old were abducted and raped before being returned to their families. On December 13, 2017 11 Congolese militia members and a provincial lawmaker Frederic Batumike were found guilty of murder and rape as crimes against humanity. This is the story of how the women of Kavumu finally got justice.

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ICJ Media Review: Duterte considers himself beyond ICC jurisdiction

Rodrigo Duterte - President of the Philippines
Friday, February 16, 2018 - 06:13

In this week's review, news about a trial brief for the Prosecution in Gbagbo, the Trust Fund for victims in the Habre case, Bensouda’s statement on child soldiers, inquiry into drug deaths in the Philippines and Duterte’s position on the ICC, Al-Wefalli’s release and the ICC Prosecution’s submission of more information regarding Afghanistan

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Expert: Rehabilitation of those convicted by international criminal tribunals is woefully inadequate

Barbora Hola
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.

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Former ICTY Judge : Victims in the Kenyan ICC cases got a raw deal

Judge Koffi Kumelio A. Afande,
Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 07:37

Judge Koffi Kumelio A. Afande, who has served on both the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), and the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) has given a damning appraisal of the outcome of the Kenyan cases at the International Criminal Court (ICC) for the victims, particularly on reparations. It is rare to hear a judge of Afande’s stature speak so frankly of the shortcomings the international criminal justice system.

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