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

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.

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

18 July 2012 by -

More than three decades after the crimes were committed and 16 years after they were denounced, a page has been turned in Argentina. General Jorge Rafael Videla was found, on July 6, responsible for the “extraction, retention and hiding of minors and suppression of their identity, in 20 cases.”

By Santiago O'Donnell, Buenos Aries

22 October 2011 by -

Judge Antonio Cassese, the first president of the UN-backed Lebanon tribunal and the Yugoslavia war crimes court in The Hague, has died after a long fight with cancer.

[related-articles]Italian-born Cassese, 73, who stepped down as president of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon on Oct. 9 after more than two years in the post, died at his home in Florence, Italy, overnight, the Hague-based court said on Saturday.

07 December 2011 by -

The primary purpose of the retrial of Ramush Haradinaj, as proclaimed by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in its appeal judgement in July, should have been to hear testimonies of two “key” witnesses who proved unwilling to testify in the original trial in 2007.

By Radosa Milutinovic, The Hague

27 September 2011 by -

Insurgents in Thailand's Muslim-dominated deep south are increasingly targeting civilians in attacks that often amount to war crimes, Amnesty International said Tuesday.

The conflict has claimed thousands of lives since 2004 in Thailand's three southernmost provinces, which have been under a state of emergency for the past six years.

Amnesty said in a report that almost two-thirds of those killed were civilians, both Muslims and Buddhists, from farmers and religious leader to those with semi-official positions like teachers and civil servants.

04 May 2010 by -

Former Argentine military leader Jorge Rafael Videla has been charged with an additional 49 cases of kidnapping, torture and murder. He will also be tried in September for stealing 33 babies of political opponents.

By Lula Ahrens

Videla, who ruled Argentina from 1976 to 1981, was sentenced to life in prison in 1985 for human rights abuses committed during Argentina’s Dirty War, including the murders of 66 people and the torture of 93 others.


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