23 May 2012 by -

One year after the Arab Spring, IJT looks at the state of justice in four key countries touched by the revolution. After Morocco and ahead of the presidential election in Egypt, we turned to Bahrain and conclude our series with Tunisia, where the movement started.

Interview with Habib Nassar, director of the Middle East and North Africa program at the International Centre for Transitional Justice

by Franck Petit, Paris

06 April 2012 by -

Twenty years after the longest siege in modern history, the public remains unfamiliar with the basic facts established by the trials that followed - despite two verdicts in The Hague and more than a dozen in Bosnian courts.

by Nidzara Ahmetasevic, Sarajevo

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

07 November 2011 by -

Observers are urging ICC members to avoid the pitfall of politics when choosing a replacement for Luis Moreno Ocampo, with the December election date for a new International Criminal Court prosecutor drawing near.

By Lisa Clifford, London

31 March 2010 by -

The Serbian parliament early Wednesday passed a landmark resolution condemning the 1995 Srebrenica massacre of some 8,000 Bosnian Muslims but stopped short of labeling the killings a genocide.

The adoption of the text with a majority of 127 of the 173 lawmakers present ends years of denial by Serbian politicians about the scale of the killings.

"The parliament of Serbia strongly condemns the crime committed against the Bosnian Muslim population of Srebrenica in July 1995, as determined by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruling," the text says.

10 February 2010 by -

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06 June 2012 by -

Utter chaos has reigned at the Khmer Rouge tribunal since Phnom Penh rejected the nomination six months ago, of a Swiss investigative judge. A defence lawyer is now asking the UN for an inquiry into the court’s administrative behaviour.

By Julia Wallace, Phnom Penh

06 October 2011 by -

Human Rights Watch said Monday that two judges behind a string of controversial decisions and statements should resign from the United Nations-backed Khmer Rouge tribunal.

By Robert Carmichael, Phnom Penh

The US-based rights group said the tribunal’s investigating judges – Germany’s Siegfried Blunk and Cambodia’s You Bunleng – had “egregiously violated their legal and judicial duties”.

15 September 2011 by -

Prosecutors at the International Criminal Court (ICC) are failing to bring to trial senior government officials responsible for atrocities, undermining the credibility of the world court set up to try those most responsible for war crimes, genocide and crimes against humanity, says Human Rights Watch.


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