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21 April 2010 by -

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21 April 2010 by Claire Wachira

Almost two years after the birth of Kenya’s Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission (TJRC), set up in the aftermath of violent presidential elections, problems continue to plague the body. 

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21 April 2010 by Linawati Sidarto

After months of delay, the genocide trial against former President Radovan Karadžić in the Hague last week started hearing the first testimonies by witnesses about atrocities committed during the 1992-95 Bosnian war. 

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21 April 2010 by Mohammed Abdulrahman

President Omar Hasan al- Bashir, one of the International Criminal Court’s most wanted alleged war criminals, is the winner of last week’s first open elections held in Sudan in over two decades.

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21 April 2010 by José Zepeda

Spanish judge Baltasar Garzón is facing prosecution, accused of overreaching his judicial powers when investigating atrocities committed during and after the country’s 1936-39 civil war. Retired Chilean judge Juan Guzmán Tapia, who worked closely with Garzón when prosecuting late Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet, speaks of political games.

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21 April 2010

ICC looms over Sudan elections

President Omar Hasan al- Bashir, one of the International Criminal Court’s most wanted alleged war criminals, is the winner of last week’s first open elections held in Sudan in over two decades. 

Kenyan truth commission under fire

Almost two years after the birth of Kenya’s Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission (TJRC), set up in the aftermath of violent presidential elections, problems continue to plague the body.  

Yugoslavia Tribunal hears first witnesses in Karadzic trial

After months of delay, the genocide trial against former President Radovan Karadžic in the Hague last week started hearing the first testimonies by witnesses about atrocities committed during the 1992-95 Bosnian war. 

Chilean judge supports Garzon

Spanish judge Baltasar Garzón is facing prosecution, accused of overreaching his judicial powers when investigating atrocities committed during and after the country’s 1936-39 civil war. Retired Chilean judge Juan Guzmán Tapia, who worked closely with Garzón when prosecuting late Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet, speaks of political games.

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20 April 2010 by -

The Dutch Supreme Court has overturned the acquittal of businessman Guus Kouwenhoven who is accused of supplying arms to former Liberian President Charles Taylor. The Court has ordered a retrial.

By Thijs Bouwknegt

According to the Supreme Court, the prosecutor should have had the opportunity to hear two anonymous witnesses from the Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL), which is trying Charles Taylor in The Hague. 

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14 April 2010 by -

Public criticism is growing over the indictment of Spanish judge Baltasar Garzón, who seeks to investigate disappearances during and after Spain’s civil war, with around 1,000 demonstrators showing their support for the judge in Madrid on Tuesday.

By Thijs Bouwknegt

Garzón has been taken to court by right-wing groups, who claim that he overreached his judicial powers by launching an investigation in 2008 into the 1936-1939 Spanish civil war and the subsequent dictatorship of general Francisco Franco, which resulted in some 100,000 killings.

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13 April 2010 by -

"Nations that supply terrorists with nuclear secrets or material should be prosecuted by a special tribunal," says outgoing Dutch Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende. And he believes the ideal location for such an international nuclear court would be The Hague. But, isn't there already an international court in The Hague with the power to try international lawbreakers?

By Thijs Bouwknegt

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13 April 2010 by -

After months of delay, the genocide trial against former President Radovan Karadžić in the Hague last week started hearing the first testimonies by witnesses about atrocities committed during the 1992-95 Bosnian war.

By Linawati Sidarto

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