ESMA trials to start
One of the most significant trials of former military personnel active during the 1976-’83 Argentine dictatorship will start this Friday.
Duch trial ends with a twist
The final words in the trial of Kaing Guek Eav, a.k.a. Duch, the former head of the Khmer Rouge detention and torture centre S-21 signalled the implosion of Duch’s defence team after an eight month trial during which it had appeared to be the most well-prepared and cohesive party by far.
Annan: victims crave justice
On a visit to Nairobi this week, former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan welcomed the Kenyan government’s assurance that it will cooperate fully with the International Criminal Court (ICC) on establishing the best way to securejustice for victims 2007 post-election violence.
Interview: “No political will” for JPL
In 2005 Colombia introduced the Justice and Peace Law (JPL) in an effort to combat the problem of paramilitary groups rampant in the country. The law offers fighters lenient penalties for human rights abuses in return for voluntary demobilisation. IJT's Franck Petit investigates.
“Genocide banker” sentenced in Belgium
A Brussels court has sentenced Rwandan Ephrem Nkezabera to 30 years in prison on charges of violating international criminal law and war crimes committed during his country’s 1994 genocide.
Rwanda: Gacaca courts near end
The Rwandan Gacaca courts, initially scheduled to close in June 2009, will now have to finish their work by the end of this year.
Dutch SS confesses
Dutch war criminal Heinrich Boere has made a full confession to the three murders for which he stands accused.
SCSL: Taylor’s secret bank account revealed
Nicholas Koumjian, who has been leading the cross-examination of Charles Taylor at the Special Court for Sierra Leone, ended the last hearing of the year with a dramatic piece of evidence: a previously unseen statement from a personal bank account opened by the defendant in December 1999.