Topic: International Justice
The Molina Theissen Trial in the Courts of Guatemala
Background information on the trial of former senior Guatemalan military officers over crimes against humanity allegedly committed against members of the Molina Theissen family in 1981.
Options for Justice: A Handbook for Designing Accountability Mechanisms for Grave Crimes
Options for Justice assesses the record of different approaches to delivering accountability in the aftermath of conflict—and draws lessons for the design of future mechanisms.
Who Picks the Judges? On International Tribunals, Secrecy Too Often Prevails
A new report looks at the often opaque processes surrounding the selection of judges and commissioners for human rights tribunals in Europe, Africa, and Latin America.
TRIAL v. Argor-Heraeus S.A.
This complaint sought to initiate an official investigation by Swiss federal prosecutors into allegations that a Swiss gold refinery processed several tons of goal pillaged from the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Recent Developments at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia: June 2017
This briefing paper analyzes a proposal from the two co-investigating judges to put a permanent stay on their investigations in the court’s three outstanding cases.
Judges’ Threat Poses New Challenge to Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge Tribunal
The Khmer Rouge tribunal risks profoundly damaging its legacy to both the Cambodian people and to international justice should it agree to abandon its three remaining investigative cases.
The Trial of Bosco Ntaganda at the ICC
Background information about the decision of former Congolese militia leader Bosco Ntaganda to take the witness stand in his own defense at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague.
ICC Katanga Reparations
Judges at the ICC will determine reparations for victims of a brutal massacre that led to the conviction of Germain Katanga.
ICC Trial: Bemba et al.
Sentences for witness tampering will be delivered at the International Criminal Court, in a case that involved a conspiracy to subvert the course of justice.
A Victory for the Truth about Mexico’s “Dirty War”
A ruling from Mexico’s Supreme Court of Justice has given an important boost to those who want a proper accounting for abuses that included forced disappearances.
Recent Developments at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia: November 2016
The ECCC's Supreme Court affirmed life sentences given to the two senior surviving Khmer Rouge leaders, but severely criticized the handling of their trial.
The Trial of Dominic Ongwen at the International Criminal Court
Dominic Ongwen, the alleged senior leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army and a former child soldier, is charged with 70 counts of crimes against humanity and war crimes.
Witness Interference in Cases before the International Criminal Court
Research suggests that witness interference has been alleged in nearly every case before the ICC.
Washington Must Act Now, or Risk an ICC Torture Investigation
The International Criminal Court’s findings in Afghanistan underline the need for the United States to prosecute military and CIA personnel responsible for torture.
Confronting Crimes against Humanity in Mexico
Mexico faces a deep national crisis of atrocity and impunity: extraordinary action is needed to address these crimes, and to strengthen the criminal justice system.
Undeniable Atrocities: Confronting Crimes against Humanity in Mexico
This report argues there is a “reasonable basis” to believe that crimes against humanity have been committed against civilians in Mexico over the past decade.
Atrocity Crimes in Mexico Demand an Extraordinary Response
There is a “reasonable basis” to believe that crimes against humanity have been committed in Mexico by both government forces and the Zetas drug cartel.
What is the difference between “ordinary” crimes and crimes against humanity? When lawyers talk about international law, what does that mean?
The Trial of Jean-Pierre Bemba at the ICC
This briefing paper reviews the legal issues in the trial of Jean-Pierre Bemba at the ICC, including arguments put forward by the prosecution and defense.
Ahmad Al Faqi Al Mahdi at the ICC
Ahmad Al Faqi Al Mahdi (Abu Tourab) is charged with the war crime of intentionally directing attacks against religious and historic monuments in Timbuktu, Mali.