Topic: International Justice
Congo Justice: Final Judgments
As the mobile court in Kamituga winds down, participants reflect on the work still left to be done.
Case Watch: Take Two on Greek Roma School
Roma schoolchildren in Greece and their families are returning to the European Court of Human Rights, demanding an end to segregation in Greek schools.
Case Watch: African Court Takes Bold Stand on Libya
The African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights has finally taken on a case—and it's a big one. The court recently weighed in on the ongoing human rights crisis in Libya.
No Justice in the Killing Fields
More than 30 years after the murderous Khmer Rouge were driven from power in Cambodia, the effort to bring justice to the victims stands on the brink of ignominious failure.
Congo Justice: Unintended Consequences
Of the ten rape cases before the Kamituga mobile court, two involve sex with consent, albeit by a minor. These cases reveal what might be a flaw in Congo's laws governing rape—laws that too few people know about and too few consider a deterrent to...
Case Watch: Peeling Back Secrecy Around Rendition
With a recent decision, a British court brought us one step closer to disclosure of the role the UK played in the secret detention and transfer of terror suspects. It's time for other countries to follow suit.
Case Watch: Salduz Fever Sweeps Europe
Something strange is happening in Europe. After years of inaction, governments are suddenly getting serious about arrest rights. Why? The answer, in a word, is "Salduz."
Uganda Must Release Al Amin Kimathi
Human rights in Uganda are being eroded under the guise of preserving national security, and meanwhile, Western powers appear willing to turn a blind eye.
Congo Justice: Word Against Word
Sexual predator? Or unwitting victim of conspiracy? With no DNA tests and little medical evidence, many cases before the Kamituga mobile court come down to testimony—one person's word against another's.
Case Watch: Speeding up Human Rights Justice in Europe
The European Court of Human Rights currently has a backlog of over 140,000 cases that are waiting to be considered. What now?
Congo Justice: What Happened in Fizi
Earlier this year, a mobile court much like the one in Kamituga found a group of soldiers guilty of rape as a crime against humanity. The verdict still resonates.
Justice From the Ground Up
How do you end impunity for the most serious crimes? The International Criminal Court is not the whole answer. Domestic courts must play a role. A new experiment in how this might work in practice is currently underway in eastern Congo.
Congo Justice: The First Verdicts
After days of testimony in Kamituga, crowds throng to hear the mobile court pass judgment on three men. At stake: twenty years in a Congo prison cell.
Don’t Get Arrested in Nigeria
A recent study reported that more than 65 percent of Nigeria’s prison population is being held awaiting trial—a legal limbo that, on average, lasts nearly four years. A new initiative is working to change that.
Congo Justice: Sick in Their Hearts
Many of the crimes being tried before the Kamituga mobile court took place in the nearby town of Mwenga. In conversations with local people, it quickly becomes clear that the experience of the war here is still actively shaping the present.
Congo Justice: Pink Smock v. Police Blue
In eastern Congo, under the tropical sun, the first cases at the Kamituga mobile court are underway. With a crowd looking on, a policeman accused of sexual assault faced testimony from a ten-year-old girl.
Congo Justice: The Defendants Arrive
Hundreds of onlookers gather round, undeterred by the rain and mud, as a mobile court in eastern Congo begins the trial of soldiers and policemen accused of rape. An eyewitness chronicle.
Europe Finds Some Religions More Equal Than Others
By banning headscarves, what message is Europe sending to its Muslim population? That we are open, tolerant and pluralistic, but not towards you?
What Is Complementarity? Q & A with James A. Goldston
Unfamiliar with the concept? You aren't alone. Welcome to the next big thing in international justice.
Time to Turn Legal Victories into Better Lives for Roma
Despite considerable legal gains, discrimination against Roma remains widespread in Europe, and while violence has subsided in some countries, it has increased in others.