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Burundi: a “standardised crisis”?
24.01.2017 - (Last modified: 25.01.2017)
The country showed no sign of improvement in 2016, perpetuating a detrimental situation for human rights. By definition,...
From ICC to Universal Jurisdiction: the battle against impunity for sexual crimes
20.12.2016 - (Last modified: 22.12.2016)
The relevance of universal jurisdiction for torture or genocide has been widely acknowledged in the last few years. Time...
International Day for Human Rights: persisting and persevering
We celebrate the International Day for Human Rights at the close of a rough year for international justice. In spite of...
Call it for what it is: why rejecting the term “genocide” is not merely a legal debate
Bosnia & Herzegovina
On the 68th anniversary of the Convention against Genocide, Bosnia and Herzegovina is still struggling to come to terms...
France convicts Rwandan national for genocide, other States should follow its example
The District Court of Bobigny (France) upheld a guilty verdict against Pascal Simbikangwa for genocide and crimes agains...
ICC withdrawals: international justice needs our unbending support
01.11.2016 - (Last modified: 07.11.2016)
South Africa’s withdrawal from the International Criminal Court (ICC), followed closely by Gambia and Burundi, has made...
The case of Kumar Lama is actually good news for international justice
04.10.2016 - (Last modified: 03.11.2016)
Despite his acquittal, the trial of Colonel Kumar Lama in the United Kingdom goes to proving the relevance of universal...
Nepal: the shapes of impunity
06.09.2016 - (Last modified: 27.02.2017)
“It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of tru...
Enforced Disappearances: didn't we say ‘never again’?
29.08.2016 - (Last modified: 03.11.2016)
40 years of struggle against enforced disappearances have resulted in meaningful progress, but the phenomenon remains on...
Burundi’s missed opportunity risks closing off dialogue
08.08.2016 - (Last modified: 27.09.2016)
Burundi deserted its examination before the United Nations Committee against Torture (CAT) midway. One can only regret t...
International justice is necessary but limited
12.07.2016 - (Last modified: 27.02.2017)
On 17 July, the world will celebrate International Justice Day. But justice on an international level is not the only as...
DRC: "I am filing a complaint in the memory of my husband, Pascal Kabungulu"
26.05.2016 - (Last modified: 01.03.2017)
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Déborah Kitumaini Kasiba is the widow of eminent human rights defender, Pascal Kabungulu, who was assassinated in the De...
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