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6 NGOs talk to you about universal jurisdiction


Dear friends,

Switzerland, Germany, France and the United Kingdom have maintained their efforts in 2020 to track down international war criminals on their territory. How ?

On June 8 at 6pm CET, TRIAL International will host an online conference to review the most notable universal jurisdiction cases of 2020. Join experts NGOs Civitas Maxima, CJA, ECCHR, FIDHREDRESS and TRIAL International, register through the link below:


We look forward to seeing many of you on 8 June, and in the meantime check out our latest news: a case won in Mexico, an online database in Nepal, and the challenges faced in Bosnia and Herzegovina to obtain reparations for war crimes. 

Wishing you a pleasant read,

The TRIAL International team




Prosecuting those who think they are untouchable

Despite the health crisis, international justice did not stop in 2020. In conjunction with its Universal Jurisdiction Annual Review (UJAR), TRIAL International is hosting a webinar to review the status of this indispensable legal tool. 

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Enforced disappearance case won before the Human Rights Committee

10 years after her son's enforced disappearance, Mrs. Hidalgo Rea still does not know what happened. But Mexico is now required to investigate the case and provide reparations to the family. 

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Real Rights Now : one database, 26 human rights cases

For years, TRIAL International and its partners have demanded that international decisions lead to concrete changes for victims and their families. To further their lobbying, a database of ongoing cases has been shared online. 

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Bosnia and Herzegovina

Compensation to war crimes victims, a matter of willingness

Indemnisation for war crimes survivors is possible in Bosnia and Herzegovina, but only if all relevant actors are committed to the issue. The story of N., a wartime rape survivor, illustrates the challenges of seeking justice.

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