War crimes round-up: Liberian civil war rebels on trial again, survivor testifies against Gambian ‘death squad’

Geneva Solutions’s monthly “war criminal hunt”, in collaboration with the Geneva-based NGO Civitas Maxima. The first month of 2023 has been an indicator of how universal jurisdiction is gaining ground globally with every passing year. In Switzerland, the appeal proceedings against Liberian former rebel commander Alieu Kosiah began in a case that has represented many […]

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Kosovo war court issues first verdict, Nazi secretary convicted in Germany, Russia pushes for immunity law: war crimes round-up

Geneva Solutions’s monthly “war criminal hunt” round-up, in collaboration with Geneva-based NGO Civitas Maxima. As 2022 came to a close, there was no slowing down for justice. The Specialist Chambers for Kosovo, set up in 2015, ruled against a former commander of the Albanian Kosovo Liberation Army. In  November, we had reported on one of […]

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One-day judges and mass crimes

One-day judges and mass crimes OPINION. The oral proceedings of  French trials surprised our columnist Alain Werner, director of Civitas Maxima, during the trial of Liberian warlord Kunti Kamara, which was just held in Paris. Appearing before a French “Cour d’assises” is a fascinating dive into the principle of orality, with a court that includes both […]

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Liberian rebel convicted in Paris, Kenya’s first crimes against humanity case: November war crimes round-up

Geneva Solutions’s monthly “war criminal hunt” round-up, in collaboration with Geneva-based NGO Civitas Maxima. “The November edition of our round-up gives, as always, information about current extra-territorial cases for international crimes – including the verdict on the ground-breaking case in Paris that we mentioned last time. It also highlights efforts to prosecute such crimes in […]

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Liberian ex-rebel tried in Paris, Moscow denies world court jurisdiction: October war crimes round-up

Geneva Solutions’s monthly “war criminal hunt” round-up, in collaboration with Geneva-based NGO Civitas Maxima. “Once again our monthly round-up is a testimony of the importance of extra-territorial cases for international crimes, with cases on Ukraine, Liberia, and Kenya making significant progress this past month. As I type, I am with my colleagues at a Paris […]

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What justice for Iran’s international crimes?

What justice for Iran’s international crimes? OPINION. Outside the UN General Assembly, Iran has just reiterated that its national Hamid Nouri, former prosecutor and prison officer, was illegally convicted in Sweden this summer. Thanks to universal jurisdiction, international justice is progressing, but, sometimes, politics twists the law, as our reporter stated. On July 14, 2022, […]

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Guinea opens trials over 2009 massacre, rare case against Myanmar’s junta: September war crimes round-up

Geneva Solutions’ monthly “war criminal hunt” round-up, in collaboration with Geneva-based NGO Civitas Maxima. “Our monthly round-up continues with once again a rich diversity of cases brought or litigated in Asia, Africa and Europe, including one case in Guinea finally reaching the stage of the trial 13 years after the massacre committed in Conakry in […]

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Complaint filed over attack on Swiss journalist in Ukraine; NGOs call for probe into Saudi prince: August war crimes round-up

Geneva Solutions’s monthly “war criminal hunt” round-up, in collaboration with Geneva-based NGO Civitas Maxima. Denunciation filed after Russian attack on Swiss journalist A Ukrainian NGO denounced an attack last month against a Swiss press photographer during the war in Ukraine.  Truth Hounds, assisted by Civitas Maxima, filed the denunciation with Switzerland’s attorney general following an attack on Guillaume […]

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Iranian prison officer sentenced, Rwandan genocide conviction, Sri Lankan ex-president under fire: July war crimes round-up

Geneva Solutions’s monthly “war criminal hunt” round-up, in collaboration with Geneva-based NGO Civitas Maxima. “No holiday recess for this monthly round-up as international crimes – as well as efforts to litigate these crimes – do not stop over the summer. Once again, several developments on Ukraine, but also justice efforts on crimes committed in Iran, […]

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