Topic: International Justice
New Report Stresses Lessons in Shortcomings of Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge Tribunal
A survey of the work of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia highlights lessons for future mass atrocity tribunals that combine local and international staff and judges.
Performance and Perception: The Impact of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Court of Cambodia
The Khmer Rouge tribunal in Cambodia is conducting the most ambitious prosecution for mass atrocity crimes since 1949. This report examines its achievements and its shortcomings.
The Trial of Laurent Gbagbo and Charles Blé Goudé at the ICC
This 10-page briefing paper provides legal and factual background on the trial of the former president of Ivory Coast and one of his senior allies over crimes allegedly committed in 2010-11.
Dominic Ongwen at the ICC: Confirmation of Charges
Dominic Ongwen, a former military leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army rebel group, headed by Joseph Kony, is charged with 67 counts of crimes against humanity and war crimes by the International Criminal Court.
Recent Developments at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia: December 2015
The Khmer Rouge tribunal has made significant progress recently, including hearing testimony related to charges of genocide in the case against Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan.
Establishing Performance Indicators for the International Criminal Court
This paper argues that any indicators developed by the ICC to assess its effectiveness should include operational indicators, Rome Statute system indicators, and impact indicators.
Civil Society Perspectives on Fact-finding and the International Criminal Court
Key findings from a consultation with civil society on fact-finding and the International Criminal Court.
Recent Developments at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia: October 2015
Cambodia's UN-backed tribunal is continuing the second trial of two surviving Khmer Rouge officials, but uncertainties remain over the course of two additional cases.
Two Steps Forward in the Patient Pursuit of Ill-Gotten Gains
Arrests in Panama and Spain highlight the role civil society can play in fighting the corruption and illicit financial flows now targeted in the new global development goals.
The Trial of Bemba et al. at the International Criminal Court
Read the background to the first trial at the International Criminal Court involving charges of corrupting witnesses appearing before the court.
The Trial of Bosco Ntaganda at the ICC
A summary of the main issues in the trial of Bosco Ntaganda before the International Criminal Court for with war crimes and crimes against humanity.
An ICC Investigation of Possible War Crimes in Palestine Could Benefit All Involved
The White House and Israel both oppose the court taking a role in the region, but the process holds tangible rewards for all parties.
A Legal Lifeline for Communities Threatened by Resource Development Projects Grantee Spotlight
Meet the volunteer legal experts ensuring that resource development doesn’t bulldoze people’s lives.
Guatemala Recommits to Battle against Criminal Impunity
Extending the work of a UN-backed commission in Guatemala that fights corruption and organized criminality will reinforce efforts to strengthen the rule of law, the Open Society Justice Initiative said.
Recent Developments at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia: March 2015
This review covers developments in the second trial of two surviving Khmer Rouge senior leaders, Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan, as well as moves by the Cambodian government to obstruct two new prosecutions.
Time to Acknowledge Obstruction of Khmer Rouge Prosecutions
A failure by UN and international officials to admit that the Cambodian government is now deliberately obstructing the work of the Khmer Rouge tribunal risks undermining its integrity and reputation.
Unfinished Business: Guatemala’s International Commission against Impunity
The International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala remains an “indispensable partner” in battle against organized criminality, according to this review of the performance of the UN-backed body.
Guatemala Should Seek Renewal of UN-backed Anti-Impunity Commission
The International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala is an “indispensable partner” in the battle against organized criminality and corruption, according to a new assessment from the Open Society Justice Initiative.
For the First Time, a Woman Judge Heads the International Criminal Court
The election of Judge Silvia Fernandez as the first woman president of the International Criminal Court marks a significant step forward for the proper representation of women in the top ranks of international justice.
Cambodia Must Cooperate with New Khmer Rouge Prosecution Process
The Open Society Justice Initiative is urging Cambodia to stand by its commitments to the UN-backed Khmer Rouge tribunal, where new charges have been brought against two former senior leaders of the organization.