by Jennifer Holligan & Vani Sathisan* An Internationalised Cambodian Court Between 1975 and 1979, the ultra-Maoist Khmer Rouge forcibly evacuated Cambodia’s urban centres and enslaved the population in rural cooperatives that were designed to transform the nation into an agrarian society. To this end, the regime separated families, prohibited religion, shut down educational institutions, abolished [...]
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The Committee against Torture has adopted on 19 November 2012 its General Comment no. 3 on the application of Article 14 of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CAT). Article 14 of the CAT provides victims the rights to redress and to compensation: it is the first time [...]
On 7 August, Trial Chamber I of the International Criminal Court issued a decision on the applicable principles for determining reparations for victims arising out of the case against Thomas Lubanga Dyilo. Mr. Lubanga was found guilty of the war crime of conscripting and enlisting child soldiers in the Democratic Republic of Congo on March [...]
According to a recent article, members of an expert group chosen by the Bosnian Council of Ministers with the help of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) presented a draft of the Transitional Justice Strategy, whose goal is to allow all victims of war in Bosnia the right to truth about their suffering. As was highlighted on [...]
Jean-Pierre Bemba (http://www.rfi.fr/) The ICC began hearing the testimony of victims participating in proceedings against Jean-Pierre Bemba this week. On Tuesday, the first victim to testify in court recounted being raped by a group of soldiers from the Movement for the Liberation of Congo (MLC), the rebel group headed by Bemba. Victims were permitted to [...]
Coalition for the ICC member REDRESS recently submitted observations to ICC Pre-Trial Chamber (PTC) III on a potential collective approach to victims’ participation in the case against Laurent Gbagbo, the former president of Côte d’Ivoire, suspected of crimes against humanity. REDRESS limited its submission to relevant comparative practice and challenges which may be relevant to PTC III [...]