There’s nothing better than a well-thought-out and well-drawn cartoon to effectively deliver a message, especially when it comes to the topics Justice Hub deals with on a daily basis. This is why, as we reach the end of 2015, we have prepared a “best of the year”, consisting of six of the best-crafted works that were published on our website during the last 12 months. Enjoy!
1. Fadi Abou Hassan, from Norway, drew Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir walking on a blood-stained blade’s edge. His cartoon goes along with an article about Al-Bashir’s bold political behaviour.
2. Roland Polman, a renowned Ivorian cartoonist, translated the story of Amadou Tall – who was abducted and beaten by pro-Gbagbo soldiers during the post-election violence in Côte d’Ivoire – into a very effective black and white long-form cartoon.
3. “If it looks like a duck, goes quack quack like a duck, it must be a duck”, declared Stéphane Bourgeon, the defence counsel of Bosco Ntaganda. He was trying to explain how the defence team would counter the evidence laid out by the Office of the Prosecutor. The cartoon is by Kenyan cartoonist Alphonce Omondi.
5. The Palestine-Israel relationship within and without the ICC is definitely a time bomb for Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda. Dr. Meddy, from Tanzania worked on visualizing this issue.
6. After the 14th Assembly of the States Parties of the ICC, much has been said about the Court’s failure to get a substantial budget increase. This cartoon is by the Italian cartoonist Emanuele Del Rosso.
Lead image: cartoon by Dr. Meddy (Cartoon Movement)
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