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“Were you tortured? Yes, sure”: In conversation with Syrian activist Bassam al-Ahmad

Monday, July 24, 2017 - 09:59

More than 465,000 people are either dead or missing as a result of the 6-year conflict in Syria. Rights activist Bassam al-Ahmad is trying to ensure that as many of those individuals as possible get a chance to tell their stories. Even though he was at one time in serious danger of becoming part of the deadly statistics himself, when his work chronicling the ravages of the civil war earned him a stint in one of Syria’s notorious prisons. This interview is published here as part of Justice Hub’s #MyJustice series.

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ICJ Media Review: ICC Trial Chamber finds South Africa in non-compliance but will not refer to UNSC

Saturday, July 8, 2017 - 00:00

In this week's review, news about the ICC’s decision on South Africa’s non-compliance, Bemba’s application on frozen assets, the appointment of the head of the Syria investigation panel, allegations of CAH in Mexico, Bemba’s appeal on reparation experts, and more

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WEEK 18 2017 ICL MEDIA REVIEW

Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 23:00

In this week's review, news about Cambodia Tribunal Case 002/02 closing statements, a war crimes appeal in Serbia, the upcoming start to the IIIM Syria crimes investigation, the French court’s rejection of Serbia’s Haradinaj extradition request, Uganda and the African Court, and more.

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Syria and accountability

OPCW inspector in the field
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 13:58

The news of a suspected chemical weapons attack in a small Syrian town has shocked many. According to a monitoring group - the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights - 72 people, were killed including 20 children. As a crime, there is always some expectation of justice and of holding people accountable for acts like this. But this is Syria. And accountability is a problem, even now, six years into the war.

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Week 13 2017 ICL Media Review

ICL/JH Weekly review
Friday, March 31, 2017 - 17:38

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In this week's review, Ivory Coast’s former first lady is acquitted, Sudan’s president wanted for genocide travels to Jordan, reparations for war crimes victims in DR Congo from the ICC and more

Ivory Coast court finds Simone Gbagbo not guilty of crimes against humanity

A jury in Côte d’Ivoire’s highest criminal court has unanimously acquitted former Ivorian first lady Simone Gbagbo of war crimes and crimes against humanity. The charges were based on Gbagbo’s alleged role in organising post-...

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Week 10 2017 ICL Media Review

ICL/JH Weekly review
Friday, March 10, 2017 - 00:00

In this week's review, news about torture trial for Guatemalan military officials, South Africa u-turn on ICC withdrawal, South Sudan tribunal call, justice in Sri Lanka and more

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Why a new justice mechanism is needed for Syria according to Dutch foreign minister

Bert Koenders Dutch minister of foreign affairs
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 16:18

Bert Koenders is the Dutch minister of foreign affairs. At a specially-convened meeting in The Hague, bringing together experts to discuss a new UN-backed justice mechanism for Syria's victims, he paid tribute to all those who have so far gathered evidence of war crimes.

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Assad's Syria: Speak no evil, see no evil, hear no evil

Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 14:10

Syria in the last few years has become synonymous with human rights violations at a medieval scale. Every week, it seems, brings fresh news of a new horror visited upon the Syrian people. Sadly, this week was no different. Amnesty International released a chilling report titled "Human slaughterhouse" exposing the Bashar al-Assad regime's macabre campaign to deal with dissent through mass hangings at Saydnaya Prison.

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Week 52 ICL Media Review

ICL/JH Weekly review
Saturday, December 31, 2016 - 11:25

30 December 2016 – Weekly ICJ Media Review

In this week's review, news about extraditing Rwandan genocide suspects, a former Bosnian minister and police officers indicted for killings of Serb soldiers, and a former Syrian opposition fighter charged in Sweden.

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Week 50 ICL Media Review

ICL/JH Weekly review
Saturday, December 17, 2016 - 10:59

In this week's review, news about early release for former ICTR convicts, new head of Kosovo Tribunal announced, the conclusion of the Mladic closing statements, possible war crimes in Aleppo and more.

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