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