Topic: International Justice

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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.

October 08, 2013 | Matthew Solomon
Press release

Open Society Justice Initiative Welcomes Affirmation of Taylor Verdict

The appeals chamber of the Special Court for Sierra Leone upheld the 50-year prison sentence for war crimes and crimes against humanity given to Charles Taylor, the former Liberia leader.

September 26, 2013
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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.

September 25, 2013 | Alpha Sesay
Briefing Paper

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.

September 2013
First page of PDF with filename: charles-taylor-appeal-brief-20130924_0.pdf
Briefing Paper

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.

September 2013
First page of PDF with filename: PositionPaper-ECCC-reparations-09-10-2013.pdf
Briefing Paper

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.

September 2013
First page of PDF with filename: briefing-paper-kenya-ruto-sang- 20130909.pdf
Press release

Funding Crisis Threatens to Shutter Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge Court

The international community must ease the financial strain on the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia or risk impunity for atrocities committed under the Khmer Rouge.

September 05, 2013
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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?

August 07, 2013 | Alison Cole
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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.

August 06, 2013 | Heather Ryan
Briefing Paper

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.

May 2013
First page of PDF with filename: case-digests-domestic-accountability-20130606.pdf
Briefing Paper

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.

May 2013
First page of PDF with filename: case-digests-international-criminal-courts-20130606_0.pdf
Press release

Legal Stalemate over Guatemala’s Rios Montt Genocide Trial Threatens Victims’ Rights

The Open Society Justice Initiative is deeply concerned that the prosecution of former military leader Efrain Rios Montt remains stalled.

May 31, 2013
Press release

International Groups Welcome Progress in Guatemalan Genocide Trial but Criticize Delaying Tactics

Nine international human rights and legal groups have welcomed the resumption of the Guatemalan trial of Efraín Ríos Montt, the former military dictator, for genocide and crimes against humanity.

May 09, 2013
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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?

April 24, 2013 | Svetlana Bezinyan & Steve Kostas
Press release

Rights Groups Urge Completion of Guatemala Genocide Trial

Four international legal and human rights groups are together urging all concerned to ensure that the trial of former military leader Efrain Rios Montt proceeds with due respect for judicial independence.

April 19, 2013
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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.

April 18, 2013 | Emi MacLean
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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.

April 17, 2013 | Karen Corrie
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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

March 22, 2013 | Karen Corrie & Steve Kostas
Report

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.

March 22, 2013
First page of PDF with filename: eccc-report-20130322_0.pdf
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Guatemala at the Cross Roads in Search for Justice

With the trial of a former president for genocide and crimes against humanity, Guatemala is following other Latin American countries that have sought justice for historic human rights abuses.

March 19, 2013 | James A. Goldston
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