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Prosecuting international crimes: a matter of willingness

05.05.2020 - (Last modified: 07.05.2020)
How do different countries prosecute genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, torture and enforced disappearance?...
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Following recent attacks on the International Criminal Court (ICC), the Coalition for the ICC called on all State Partie...
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TRIAL International welcomes a verdict of the Supreme Court of Nepal which continues its decision of restricting amnesty...
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The trial against Anwar Raslan and Eyad al-Gharib, two former officers of the Syrian government's security apparatus ope...
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The latest Universal Jurisdiction Annual Review (UJAR) salutes the rise of universal jurisdiction cases worldwide. It al...
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An op-ed by Philip Grant In the fight against impunity, NGOs have a fundamentally different, and often complementary r...
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Geneva, Bern, 4 August 2011 The Society for Threatened Peoples (STP) and TRIAL – Swiss Association against Impunity – filed today a criminal complaint with the Federal Attorney General against the former Major General Jagath Dias for war crimes. Although the STP and TRIAL have invited the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) on several occasions to take act...

Yahya Jammeh

03.07.2019 - (Last modified: 13.08.2019)
Facts 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 19...

Raad A.

30.05.2019 - (Last modified: 06.06.2019)
Facts 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...

Ahmad Zaheer D.

23.05.2019
Facts 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, pu...

Ahmed Jabbar Hasan

10.05.2019 - (Last modified: 13.08.2019)
Facts 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 fron...

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

10.05.2019 - (Last modified: 04.07.2019)
Facts 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...
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