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
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
Monday, October 3, 2016 - 11:53
The protection of witnesses testifying about the Kosovo war has long been a major challenge, but the new Hague-based Kosovo Specialist Chambers believes it can succeed where others failed.
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 16:02
Malian Islamist Ahmed al Faqi al Mahdi was today found guilty by judges at the International Criminal Court in The Hague and handed down a sentence of nine years for attacking historic and religious buildings in Timbuktu. He had pled guilty and his trial last month only lasted three days.
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.
Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 08:32
The Sri Lanka war crimes report, released last week by the United Nations, paints a picture of grave human rights violations, war crimes and crimes against humanity. It’s a horrendous read. After having been delayed several months, the report was highly anticipated and generated a lot of talk on social media.
Monday, June 8, 2015 - 14:30
It seems to happen every week. An organisation collects material, writes a report and person X is being dragged in front of the International Criminal Court. If you’ve been following the Amnesty report on violations in Nigeria, you might think that last week was no different. But maybe we need to think again?
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 09:42
Has genocide really taken place during Islamic State's systematic attacks on Yazidis and other minorities in the Middle East?
Friday, March 13, 2015 - 10:28
Kjell Anderson is a researcher at the Transitional Justice Program, Netherlands Institute for War, Holocaust, and Genocide Studies. "In some way justice represents an affirmation of the worth and dignity of human lives."