Monday, May 28, 2018 - 13:44
29th of May is the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers. This year's theme is “70 Years of Service and Sacrifice." We mark the day by calling attention to the special role female officers play in peacekeeping missions all over the world.
Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 09:37
Much ink has been spilled on the oft-difficult and dicey process of bringing wanted perpetrators to justice. Less attention has been paid to what happens after people are convicted by international criminal tribunals and have to pay their debt to humanity behind bars. In an effort to remedy that, Barbora Hola, an Associate Professor at the Department of Criminal Law and Criminology at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, and a colleague, carried out an extensive research project to look into how such convicted persons are rehabilitated, if at all. “Poorly”, it turns out, is the answer.
Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 14:38
By Dr. Mark A. Drumbl
It is easy to assume that only ‘evil’ people commit atrocity. And it’s equally easy to imagine all victims as ‘good’ or ‘innocent’. But the reality is far more complex. These binaries and antipodes don’t fit well. Many perpetrators, after all, are tragic -- they may begin as victims. Some victims survive – and some even thrive – because of harm they inflict upon others. The persecuted may become persecutors.
In recent writing, I explore how to approach the pain that victims inflict upon others. When...
Saturday, September 9, 2017 - 10:10
By Wairagala Wakabi
The International Criminal Court’s (ICC’s) Trust Fund for Victims (TFV) has published a plan for implementing reparation awards to 297 victims of crimes committed by former Congolese militia leader German Katanga. According to an order by ICC judges, each victim will receive an individual symbolic compensation of US$250, while housing and educational assistance, income-generating activities, and psychological rehabilitation will form the collective reparations.
In March 2014, Katanga was found guilty of...
Tuesday, July 19, 2016 - 09:41
When the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court indicted six Kenyans, he promised the victims and the world that Kenya would be an example on how to manage elections, avoid mass atrocities and ensure justice for the victims. But the Court has delivered on none of the above. Instead, the eight-year wait for justice through convictions and/or reparation appears to have been in vain.
Wednesday, November 4, 2015 - 11:33
It has been a decade since the International Criminal Court (ICC) opened its investigation into alleged mass atrocities committed in Darfur. Those ten years have been, to say the least, a rocky ride for international justice.
Monday, August 31, 2015 - 13:02
In a post for Justice Hub last week, Mark Kersten asked whether perpetrators or alleged perpetrators of mass atrocities should pursue PhDs. After presenting his arguments for and against, Mark concluded that the "pursuit of higher education may leave a bitter taste in the mouths of some. But given all of the options and the ever-present risk of war criminals returning to their old habits, encouraging them to pursue an education may be a least-worst option."
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 15:36
Ituri is one of the provinces in the Democratic Republic of Congo that has been most affected by the crimes under the International Criminal Court’s jurisdiction. As a result, in 2013, 13 projects were launched in the province to assist the victims and the survivors of the war in eastern Congo.
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 16:53
On 3 March 2015, the International Criminal Court released its long-awaited reparations appeal decision in the Lubanga case.
Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 17:50
The ICC’s first convicted war criminal, Thomas Lubanga, hasn’t got a penny. But an appeals judge ruled today that the Congolese ex-warlord is liable. Justice Hub spoke to ICC victims representative Paolina Massidda after the ruling.