Topic: International Justice


Phnom Penh Notes: Khmer Rouge Leaders on Trial

For three days, Cambodians confronted their dark past. Survivors, family members of victims, and others traveled to witness the opening statements in the trial of three of the four top survivors of the Khmer Rouge regime.

November 29, 2011 | Taegin Reisman

From Bulgarian to Swedish: European Arrest Rights Translated

New European regulations should ensure that anyone arrested in the European Union has access to a "letter of rights" detailing their rights in all 23 official EU languages

November 28, 2011 | Marion Isobel

On the Agenda in Algiers: African Children's Rights and Nationality

The African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACERWC) is less than a decade old, it but its first-ever ruling on a complaint affirmed principles that are crucial to eradicating statelessness and minimizing discrimination...

November 23, 2011 | Laura Bingham

Julek's Story: Still Waiting for an End to Czech Roma Segregation

Julek was one of 18 children who took the Czech government to the European Court of Human Rights in 1999, challenging the practice of placing disproportionate numbers of Romani children into segregated schools. Twelve years and a landmark legal...

November 23, 2011 | Tracey Gurd

Libya and the ICC: What Next?

Libya says it wants to put Saif al-Qaddafi and Abdullah al-Senussi on trial in Tripoli, rather than send them to the International Criminal Court in The Hague. But its leaders' options are constrained by their international obligations.

November 21, 2011 | Alison Cole

Forging a New Path to Gender Justice

Over the past two decades, international courts have galvanized a global movement recognizing sexual violence as an instrument of war and oppression.

November 16, 2011 | Alison Cole

Health Experts and the Deadly Risks of Pretrial Detention

Doctors and health professionals can provide a crucial voice in the effort to reduce the excessive use of pretrial detention by justice systems around the world.

November 15, 2011 | Denise Tomasini-Joshi

UN Should Establish a Global Fund for Justice

The ICC is likely here to stay. The same cannot be said for many other arms of the system of international justice, as governments aggressively push back against institutions and regional courts whose job is to deliver justice for victims of gross abuse.

November 14, 2011 | James A. Goldston

Legal Power to the People

A new approach to holding governments accountable to the citizens they are supposed to serve. Call it "legal empowerment."

November 10, 2011 | Vivek Maru

U.S. Obiang Action Sends Message on Global Kleptocracy

A move by the U.S. to seize around $70m of assets held by the son of the ruler of Equatorial Guinea suggests Washington will no longer provide a safe haven for the corrupt proceeds of kleptocracy.

October 26, 2011 | Ken Hurwitz

Justice in Libya: the Hybrid Court Option

The latest twist in the saga of the fall of the Qaddafi regime has again focused attention on the relationship between Libya and the International Criminal Court, and on the broad question of how to obtain accountability for national and...

October 26, 2011 | Alison Cole

Justice in Libya: Qaddafi's Death is Not the End of the Story

Muammar al-Qaddafi's demise only further underscores the importance and urgency of capturing the two remaining fugitives from international justice—his son, Saif al-Islam, and his head of Military Intelligence, Colonel Abdullah Al-Senussi.

October 20, 2011 | Tracey Gurd

Case Watch: A Setback for the Prosecution of Ratko Mladic

Judges in the war-crimes case against Ratko Mladić, the former Bosnian Serb military leader, have turned down a bid to split it into two separate trials, despite concerns over the health prospects of the accused.

October 19, 2011 | Alison Cole

Abusing Citizenship in Zambia—Again

The manipulation of citizenship laws for political purposes has long been a popular way of excluding opponents and silencing critics. In Zambia it's become all too familiar.

October 17, 2011 | Sebastian Kohn

Case Watch: Australia's Complicity in Torture—An Update

Did the Australian government participate in the overseas detention and torture of one of its citizens? A new independent inquiry has answers.

October 14, 2011 | Ben Batros

The Life and Death of Detainees in Kyrgyzstan

Widespread use of torture, deaths in police custody, dismal prison conditions—it's time for Kyrgyzstan to take action on the rampant abuses within its justice system.

October 13, 2011 | Masha Lisitsyna

Case Watch: An African Victory in the Struggle against Statelessness

A decision by an African regional children's rights committee delivered on behalf of tens of thousands of children in Kenya who grow up without citizenship rights has set a new standard for tribunals both in Africa and around the world in the...

October 04, 2011 | Laura Bingham

Delivering Timely Justice in Africa

Two people closely involved in efforts to reduce the number of prisoners awaiting trial in Uganda talk about the challenges they face.

October 04, 2011 | Kersty McCourt

Fear and Statelessness in Mauritania

An outbreak of violence in southern Mauritania has drawn attention to fears among the country's black population that a government census could lead to loss of citizenship rights.

October 03, 2011 | Sebastian Kohn

Luxury Cars Worth $5m Add to UNESCO’s Prize Humiliation

The seizure of luxury cars by French police investigating corruption underlines why UNESCO should not go ahead with a prize honoring President Teodoro Obiang of Equatorial Guinea.

September 29, 2011 | Erica Razook
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