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Yahya Jammeh

03.07.2019 - (Last modified: 13.08.2019)
Yahya Jammeh was born in 1969 in Kanilai in Gambia. In 1984, he entered gendarmerie and gradually made his way to the top, reaching the position of commander of the military police, a position which he held between 1991 and 1992. On 22 July 1994, he came to power following a coup d’état. A transitional government was subsequently established and lasted until 1996 when...

Raad A.

30.05.2019 - (Last modified: 06.06.2019)
Raad A. allegedly joined ISIS in June 2014 in Mosul. In October 2014, he allegedly participated in the execution of a high-ranking Iraqi civil servant captured by ISIS after the group took control over the city. In this context, Raad, together with other ISIS members, including Abbas R., allegedly escorted the captive to the execution site in Mosul and guarded him unt...

Ahmad Zaheer D.

Ahmad Zaheer D. is a former member of the Afghan military forces. In this capacity, he was reportedly responsible for interrogation of captured fighters on at least one occasion. While interrogating three detained fighters, Ahmad allegedly severely beat them by hand and by a plastic tube together with another military official. He apparently beat a prisoner, pulling h...

Prosecuting international crimes: a matter of willingness

17.05.2019 - (Last modified: 10.07.2019)
How do different countries prosecute genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, torture and enforced disappearance?...
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Ahmed Jabbar Hasan

10.05.2019 - (Last modified: 13.08.2019)
Ahmed Jabbar Hasan was a corporal in the Iraqi army between 2003 and 2015. In March 2015, during an operation against the Islamic State (IS) near the town of Karma, in Iraq, he was filmed decapitating the body of an IS militant and then brandishing the fighter’s head. The video was uploaded to his Facebook page, along with another video of him posing in front of burni...

Mustafa K., Abdullah K., Sultan K., and Ahmed K.

10.05.2019 - (Last modified: 04.07.2019)
In November 2012, Mustafa K., Abdullah K., Sultan K., and Ahmed K. allegedly joined Jabhat al-Nusra (rebellious terrorist group) in Syria and fought against Syrian government troops in the city of Ras al-Ayn in northern Syria. Mustafa K., Sultan K., and other Jabhat al-Nusra members reportedly captured an official of the regime of Bashar al-Assad and forced his family...

Gina Haspel

04.04.2019 - (Last modified: 12.08.2019)
Gina Haspel was born in 1957 in Ashland, Kentucky. She holds a degree in languages and journalism from the University of...
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TRIAL International is pleased to present its Universal Jurisdiction Annual Review 2019 (UJAR) on Friday 5 April 2019 at...
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Mohammed bin Salman

29.03.2019 - (Last modified: 13.08.2019)
Mohammed bin Salman was born in 1985. He obtained a law degree from King Saud University. He served as an adviser to the...
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Jamil Hassan

22.03.2019 - (Last modified: 29.03.2019)
Jamil Hassan was born in 1953 in Homs, Syria. Adviser of the President Bashar al-Assad, he became in 2009 the Chief of t...
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Abbas R.

22.03.2019 - (Last modified: 13.08.2019)
It has been alleged that Abbas R. together with Raad A. joined ISIS in June 2014 in Mosul. In the same month, Abbas R. was present during the execution of two Shiite women by ISIS fighters and assisted them with the transportation of the bodies. In October 2014, he allegedly participated in the execution of a high-ranking Iraqi civil servant captured by ISIS after the...
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TRIAL International is proud to publish its fifth Universal Jurisdiction Annual Review (UJAR). Analyzing 60 cases across...
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