Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - 06:59
Dutch Minister of Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, Sigrid Kaag, made a strong argument against populism, during an annual lecture in September, in honour of Holocaust survivor Abel Herzberg. "We increasingly notice that parts of society are susceptible to half-truths, manipulation, fake news", she said. She drew a comparison with the Weimar Republic - Germany just after World War I - where democracy was overthrown by increasingly radical parties. Kaag also said that she is regularly confronted with her Dutch identity as a person married to a Palestinian man. She regularly has to explain that her daughter is really her daughter, just because she looks 'different'. "Sometimes, because of my marriage and career, I am treated as a foreigner in my own country. And then I wonder: who decides that? Who is the Dutch foreign national, and who is not. In the stereotype I often clearly belong, and more painfully, my children too."
Monday, October 8, 2018 - 15:33
The UN Human Rights Council in Geneva voted in September 2018 for the establishment of an evidence-gathering mechanism to provide accountability for gross human rights violations in Myanmar. Sean Bain of the International Commission of Jurists argues that this can complement existing or potential national and international justice systems, be that of the ICC, foreign courts with jurisdiction, or later in Myanmar, or a mix of these options. He says this is an important foundation for effective accountability which deserves support.
Monday, September 17, 2018 - 14:44
Help is hard to come by for survivors with untreated bullet and bomb injuries sustained during the conflict in Northern Uganda. This piece lays out in detail how many of the survivors still have to live with the excruciating day-to-day effects of their injuries without any help from the government, an experience the writer says is akin to having “rotting [flesh and blood] as if they had been bitten by the most poisonous snakes.”
Monday, September 10, 2018 - 15:27
Marcus Bleasdale, a famed British photojournalist, both investigates and documents atrocities, but also uses his work to advocate for policy change. Justice Hub recently caught up with him to discuss how his work is linked to the situations being dealt with at the International Criminal Court in The Hague.
Friday, September 7, 2018 - 11:18
The judges at the International Criminal Court have ruled that the court has jurisdiction over alleged deportations of Rohingya people from Myanmar to Bangladesh. But not everyone thinks it’s a good move by the court.
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 08:15
As transitional justice efforts have become more widespread, their mandates have also become increasingly ambitious. They are now often called on to reveal the truth about past injustices, to see that justice is done, and to reconcile individuals and communities. But it’s increasingly evident that these mechanisms often fall far short of such lofty goals.
Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 13:20
With an increasing number of trials of alleged Liberian war criminals happening abroad, victims are demanding explanations from President George Weah as to why other countries are prosecuting alleged Liberian war criminals while their own government remains inactive.
Monday, July 2, 2018 - 07:24
In this week's review, news about a case filed on behalf of Sierra Leone victims of rape and torture, calls for investigations on Myanmar by Special Rapporteur and Amnesty International, the UN investigation in DRC, and failure on accountability in Venezuela
Monday, June 11, 2018 - 11:32
A panel of three independent international experts appointed by the Secretary-General of Organization of American States (OAS) to look into whether crimes against humanity have been committed in Venezuela have recommended that the country be referred to the International Criminal Court (ICC). Justice Hub recently spoke to one of the experts, Irwin Cotler, on what motived their decision.
Tuesday, June 5, 2018 - 10:11
Navanethem "Navi" Pillay has been a prominent thorn in the side of repressive regimes her entire career. As part of the #MyJustice series, Justice Hub recently spoke with Pillay and sounded her out on her work exposing rights violations in North Korea, her thoughts as the Rome turns 20 and much else: