Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 11:28
At the weekend Gambia partied. It’s been a time for celebration as the new president Adama Barrow formally took power and everyone – or at least many many thousands - came to the inauguration. But at the same time, there are new discoveries every day about what happened under the 22 year regime of former president Yayha Jammeh. Is this going to be a process like that of Hissene Habre – a many decades long wait and then an African solution?
Friday, February 10, 2017 - 00:00
In this week's review, news about crimes against humanity in Syrian prison, judges appointed to the Kosovo Tribunal, Sri Lanka’s war crimes investigation, new African Court judges and much more
Friday, September 16, 2016 - 15:54
In The Hague, a new court for the prosecution of international crimes has been established and is currently working to become operational. The Kosovo Specialist Chambers were created by the parliament of Kosovo to try grave crimes committed between 1998 and 2000. This week, the registrar and the prosecutor for the first time spoke about their plans for the future.
Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - 09:09
For more than 20 years, various rebel forces have been fighting in the North Kivu region in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo. According to civil society organisations, they’re committing war crimes that fall under the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court.
Monday, May 4, 2015 - 13:08
Last week, social media was buzzing with reports that the International Criminal Court might launch a probe into South Africa's Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini. The whole thing kicked off when a Nigerian group passed on documents to the ICC, claiming Zwelithini used hate speech to encourage his people to commit crimes against humanity.
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.
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.
Monday, November 10, 2014 - 13:10
On November 12 and 13, 2014, the International Criminal Court will hear the closing arguments in the trial of Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo. Bemba, a former vice president, businessman, and militia leader in the Democratic Republic of Congo. He is charged with two counts of crimes against humanity,
Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 14:14
A justice mechanism to deal with the Syrian conflict has seemed low on the world’s agenda. This week brought news of US government funding cuts for a widely commended NGO gathering Syrian war crimes evidence.
Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 14:14
How the victims of violence are remembered can be hugely controversial. A plaque? A statue? What should it say about what happened? What if there’s no general acceptance of who was responsible for what happened?