Topic: International Justice

Briefing Paper

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.

February 2018
First page of PDF with filename: briefing-molina-thiessen-20180220.pdf
Report

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.

May 2018
First page of PDF with filename: options-for-justice-20180918.pdf
Voices

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.

November 03, 2017 | Christian De Vos
Litigation

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.

Last update: June 19, 2017
Briefing Paper

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.

June 2017
First page of PDF with filename: recent-developments-eccc-june-2017-20160614.pdf
Press release

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.

June 16, 2017
Fact Sheet

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.

June 09, 2017
First page of PDF with filename: factsheet-ntaganda-testimony-20170609_0.pdf
Fact Sheet

ICC Katanga Reparations

Judges at the ICC will determine reparations for victims of a brutal massacre that led to the conviction of Germain Katanga.

March 2017
First page of PDF with filename: Katanga Reparations Factsheet - 032317_0.pdf
Fact Sheet

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.

March 2017
First page of PDF with filename: factsheet-bembaetal-sentence-20170320_1.pdf
Voices

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.

February 08, 2017 | Mariana Mas Minetti
A young man surrounded by soldiers
Briefing Paper

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.

November 2016
First page of PDF with filename: recent-developments-eccc-december-2016-20161201.pdf
Briefing Paper

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.

December 2016
First page of PDF with filename: briefing-ongwen-20161129 (2)_1.pdf
Briefing Paper

Witness Interference in Cases before the International Criminal Court

Research suggests that witness interference has been alleged in nearly every case before the ICC.

November 2016
First page of PDF with filename: factsheet-icc-witness-interference-20161116.pdf
Voices

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.

November 15, 2016 | James A. Goldston
Voices

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.

June 07, 2016 | Eric Witte
Animated still
Report

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.

June 2016
First page of PDF with filename: undenialble-atrocities-2nd-edition-20160808.pdf
Press release

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.

June 03, 2016
Fact Sheet

International Crimes

What is the difference between “ordinary” crimes and crimes against humanity? When lawyers talk about international law, what does that mean?

June 2016
First page of PDF with filename: mx-factsheet-icl-20160603_0.pdf
Briefing Paper

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.

March 2016
First page of PDF with filename: briefing-bemba-judgment-20160315.pdf
Briefing Paper

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.

February 2016
First page of PDF with filename: briefing-almahdi-icc-trial 20160819_1.pdf
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