What is justice? It’s a simple question, but answering it can be terribly difficult. Yet, throughout 2015, Justice Hub tried to answer this question in a bi-weekly column, entitled My Justice. We talked with lawyers, activists, experts, victims, refugees and others from all over the world to hear how their personal experiences shaped their understanding of justice. With 2015 coming to an end, we have prepared a collection of what we consider the most interesting, moving and thought-provoking stories we heard. Enjoy!
In 2006, Dorit Beinisch was the first woman to be appointed president of the Israeli Supreme Court. This My Justice interview was published in the run-up to Palestine’s formal accession to the International Criminal Court on April 1.
Reed Brody is a well-known human rights activist and lawyer from Brooklyn, New York. He spoke with us about his life and the struggle to bring the former Chadian dictator Hissène Habré to justice.
In early 2015, we talked with Florence Ayot, Dominic Ongwen’s former bush wife. Dominic Ongwen is the first Lord Resistance Army indictee to be taken into custody. He will face trial at the ICC in January.
Petar Finci comes from Sarajevo. He’s a senior information assistant at the ICTY, the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. In the My Justice series, he talked about his memories of the war and his idea of justice.
Madeleine Rees is a lawyer who specialised in discrimination law, before working for the Office of the High Commission for Human Rights in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Rees now heads the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom.
Lino Owor Ogora is a member of the Foundation for Justice and Development Initiative in Uganda. During the Assembly of States Parties meeting held in November in The Hague, Ogora talked about how going back to northern Uganda changed his life and what needs to be done for the victims in his country.
Lead image: Reed Brody