Topic: International Justice
After More Than a Decade, the Truth About CIA Torture in Poland
The European Court of Human Rights sent a clear message that abuses perpetrated by the CIA will not be tolerated in modern Europe, and those who perpetrate them will be held accountable.
To Strengthen the ICC, Look to Its Member States
July 17 marks the anniversary of the adoption of the Rome Statute that created the International Criminal Court. Carlos Castresana, the noted Spanish jurist, outlines some ideas for change.
Guatemalan Judge Faces Retaliation over Role in Genocide Trial
Judge Yassmin Barrios presided over the genocide trial of Guatemala's former dictator Efrain Rios Montt. Now she is under attack by his allies.
Katanga Judgment Underlines Need for Stronger ICC Focus on Sexual Violence
The conviction of Germain Katanga for war crimes is a welcome step forward. But when it comes to crimes like rape and sexual slavery, international tribunals like this one have done a poor job.
International Justice Monitor: A New Resource for Tracking Mass Atrocity Trials
A new website builds on seven years of monitoring trials of mass atrocities, in courts from The Hague to Guatemala and Cambodia.
Guatemala Faces Human Rights Complaint over Rios Montt Trial Debacle
Guatemalan civil society groups are challenging the overturning of the Rios Montt verdict, in a petition before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.
Palestine’s ICC Option and the Politics of Peace
With renewed talks underway between Israel and the Palestinians, the status of a Palestinian approach to the International Criminal Court remains murky.
Charles Taylor’s Fate: Will He Be Back in Liberia?
An international tribunal rules on Thursday on the appeal of Charles Taylor, former Liberian president, against his conviction and 50-year sentence for war crimes.
The Trial of Charles Taylor before the Special Court for Sierra Leone: the Appeal Judgment
The arguments in the appeal of Charles Taylor, the former Liberian president, against his war crimes conviction by the Special Court for Sierra Leone.
The Funding Challenge for Reparations in Cambodia
The Khmer Rouge tribunal in Cambodia has broken new ground in recognizing the voice of the victims of mass crimes. But providing promised reparations now requires adequate donor funding.
Kenya: Trial of William Samoei Ruto and Joshua arap Sang at the International Criminal Court
This background paper summarizes the relevant historical and legal background of the trial of William Samoei Ruto and Joshua arap Sang in The Hague.
Justice Doesn’t Come Cheap. Can the ICC Afford It?
With a possible new investigation in Nigeria looming, the International Criminal Court’s prosecutor has made a first ever request for substantial new financial support. Will states pay up?
Troubled Khmer Rouge Investigation Raises New Transparency Concerns
Lawyers representing a suspect under investigation by Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge tribunal have been denied access to the case file, in spite of repeated requests.
Case Digests: Update on Domestic Accountability for International Crimes
Short summaries of key decisions and other developments from national courts relating to accountability for international crimes, from late 2011 to May 2013.
Case Digests: Update on International Criminal Courts and Tribunals
Short summaries of key decisions and other developments relating to international criminal justice taken from May 2012 to March 2013.
Case Watch: European Court Rules on Amnesty and Double Jeopardy
If a trial for international crimes is stopped due to an amnesty, would a subsequent retrial violate the double jeopardy principle?
Rios Montt Genocide Trial Confronts Political Push-Back in Guatemala
Guatemala’s current president has joined those warning against a finding of genocide in the trial of former military dictator Efrain Rios Montt.
Beyond Arusha: The Global Effort to Prosecute Rwanda’s Genocide
The prosecution of Rwandan genocide cases in national courts is vital as the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda prepares to conclude its work.
Case Watch: What a Yugoslav War Crimes Acquital Means for Charles Taylor
The conviction of General Momčilo Perišić for aiding and abetting war crimes was overturned by the ICTY, with implications for the appeal of former Liberian president Charles Taylor
Recent Developments at the Extraordinary Chambers of the Courts of Cambodia: March 2013
It remains doubtful that Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge tribunal will successfully complete its current caseload and make a positive contribution to ending impunity and increasing respect for the rule of law.