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23 December 2009 by Hélène Michaud

It might seem like just another village meeting, but the presence of armed police at the local parish hall suggests something serious is going on.

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09 December 2009 by Michael Kaloki

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 secure justice for victims of the 2007 post-election violence.

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25 November 2009 by Sylvere Unen

As the trial of former militiamen Mathieu Ngudjolo and Germain Katanga opened this week at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, residents of their home district of Ituri in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are losing faith in the court. 

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28 October 2009 by Hermione Gee and Karl Dowling

During Uruguay’s national election Sunday, voters were also asked to decide whether to overturn an existing amnesty law that protects military and police personnel accused of crimes committed during the 1973-1985 military junta.

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23 December 2009 by Hermione Gee

Isaac Fransman: born in Amsterdam July 23 1898, deceased 9 April 1943 in Sobibor; Rachel Fransman-Lochem: born in Amsterdam July 7 1900, April 9 1943 deceased in Sobibor.

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09 December 2009 by Frank Petit

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. Michael Reed-Hurtado is Head of Office at the International Center for Transitional Justice in Colombia. He spoke to the IJT’s Frank Petit about how the law is working.

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14 October 2009 by Lynn Maalouf

Six months after the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) opened its doors, a drastically changed political and security environment in Lebanon, coupled with trim concrete output from The Hague, are driving even some of the tribunal’s staunchest advocates to adopt an increasingly cautious stance towards the court. This is visible in both dampened expectations and increasing questions as to whether the very mechanism will prove to be the best model for trying a crime of terrorism.

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25 November 2009 by Thijs Bouwknegt

The International Criminal Court (ICC) opened its second trial in The Hague this week. On the stand are the Congolese former militiamen Germain Katanga and Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui who are accused of orchestrating the massacre of about 200 civilians in the village of Bogoro, in the Ituri province of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). 

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19 April 2004 by -

by Antoine Garapon, Judge, Secretary General of the Higher Institute for Justice Studies (IHEJ) in Paris If there is one question that all forms of international justice have failed to address, it is the compensation of victims. In France, victims of the Holocaust had to take their cases to a Brooklyn judge in order to force French banks to listen. Victims who testified before the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission also had to take the path to New York and use the same law - the Alien Torts Claim Act - to pressurise Thabo Mbeki's government into action.

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19 July 2004 by -

Henceforth, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and northern Uganda will be the first cases to be studied by the International Criminal Court (ICC). On 6 July, the Court announced that the both cases have been placed under the authority of the pre-trial chambers. The main armed group the Court will be probing in Uganda is the Lord\'s Resistance Army (LRA). Recently, the rebel movement suffered a setback with the capture, announced by Kampala on 13 July, of one of its main leaders, the seventy-year-old Kenneth Banya.

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