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(8-12 January 2024, Federal Criminal Court, Bellinzona, Switzerland) The trial of Ousman Sonko opened on 8 January 2024...
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In its decision in the case of the Family of the late Jackson Ndikuriyo v. Burundi, the African Commission on Human...
Gambian Ex-Minister Sonko Faces Crimes Against Humanity Charges (Geneva, January 5, 2024) – The opening of a Swiss tria...
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(Geneva, 4 January 2024) – The trial of Ousman Sonko, former Gambian Minister of Interior, will open before the Swiss Fe...
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(Geneva, 28 December 2023) - The trial of former Algerian Defence Minister Khaled Nezzar will take place in Bellinzona b...
Ten years ago, to the day, the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) of Switzerland, opened a criminal investigation for...
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(Sarajevo, December 18, 2023) TRIAL International submitted a new case before the UN Committee against Torture in a grou...

Universal jurisdiction in action: victims finally heard!

12.12.2023 - (Last modified: 18.12.2023)
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A message from Ingrid Beauquis, Director of Fundraising and Communications If you’ve been following us for a while, you have probably noticed that we often refer to the principle of universal jurisdiction, but what does it actually mean? Universal jurisdiction is a legal principle that allows - and sometimes requires - any State to exercise jurisdiction over s...
The trial of Ousman Sonko, former Gambian Minister of Interior, will open on 8 January 2024 before the Swiss Federal Criminal Court (FCC). Ousman Sonko is accused of multiple counts of crimes against humanity, allegedly committed between 2000 and 2016, during the rule of former Gambian dictator Yahya Jammeh. This will be the second trial for crimes against human...
(Geneva, 30 November 2023) - Bai Lowe, a former member of the paramilitary unit known as the "Junglers", created by form...
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Who is Bai L. and what are the charges against him? Bai L. is a 48-year-old Gambian citizen who is alleged to have been a member of the “Junglers” death squad, a paramilitary unit also known as the “Patrol Team” created by the former Gambian President Yahya Jammeh. According to the indictment, “the aim of [the Junglers’] operations was to intimidate the Gam...

Extraordinary General Assembly: election of a new Board member

21.11.2023 - (Last modified: 08.12.2023)
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December 8, 2023 Yannick Heiniger becomes a new member of our Board. He was elected with 34 votes in favour, 0 abstentions and 0 votes against, and joins the other six members of the Board --------------------------- November 21, 2023 Dear Members, Following our Annual General Meeting on June 14, 2023, the Board of TRIAL International invites you to participate i...
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