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17 December 2014 by Stephanie van den Berg and Janet H. Anderson, The Hague (The Netherlands)

The withdrawal of charges against Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta two weeks ago has raised questions about the capacity of the International Criminal Court (ICC)’s Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) to secure evidence against suspects if states are unwilling to cooperate.

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17 December 2014 by Clive Muhenga, Arusha (Tanzania)

The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), officially closing at yearend, has contributed tremendously to the global fight against impunity. Over 20 years, it has issued 60 convictions and produced a treasure of jurisprudence. But it has not fulfilled its entire mandate, say analysts who point to a failure to prosecute former rebels of the Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF), the country’s leading party.

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17 December 2014 by Thierry Ogier, São Paulo (Brazil)

As international human rights organizations praised the 10 December report of Brazil’s truth commission on military regime-era torture, victims and surviving families expressed indignation. The official report on human rights violations from 1946 to 1988 came after a 30-month investigation led by the National Truth Commission, locally called the CNV [IJT-170]. 

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17 December 2014 by Janet H. Anderson, New York (US)

In the run-up to the annual meeting of the International Criminal Court (ICC), held earlier this month in New York, a panel of legal experts presented recommendations for the court’s future. Tasked by a number of member states and funded by Switzerland, they critically reviewed the ICC’s last 12 years and, as lawyers who have worked in many international tribunals, suggested ways for the court to improve.

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