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Impunity is not inevitable!

 

Dear friends,

The Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is known as one of the poorest and most violent regions in the country. Between 2016 and 2017, the population suffered a dramatic rise in violence: more than 80 mass graves have been discovered so far and thousands of cases of torture and rape have been reported.

But on 16 March 2021, TRIAL International and its partners demonstrated that impunity is not inevitable in Kasai! A commander of the Kamuina Nsapu armed insurgency was found guilty of war crimes and more than 200 victims were granted reparations. 

Last but not least, we are excited to announce the upcoming launch of the Universal Jurisdiction Annual Review (UJAR). This is TRIAL International’s main legal publication, explaining the most important ongoing cases based on this principle. Stay tuned!

As usual, we thank you for your support and wish you a pleasant read,

The TRIAL International team

 

 

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Life sentence for a militiaman, victims acknowledged and satisfied

 

A review of the first case brought by TRIAL International and its partners in Kasai, ending with a shining verdict.

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A path strewn with pitfalls for a victim of sexual violence

 

A victim of sexual violence during the internal conflict that ravaged Nepal, Sakhi has been fighting for several years to obtain justice and reparations.

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THE GAMBIA

Ex-President tied to the killing of 59 migrants

 

The testimonies given before the Truth Commission in recent weeks have revealed new elements. They also confirmed existing information, further strengthening the ties between former President Yahya Jammeh and these murders.

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SEXUAL VIOLENCE

The importance of words

 

The attitude towards survivors of conflict-related sexual violence and their stories is crucial to support them on the road to justice.

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