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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Des parties plaignantes libériennes écrivent l'histoire judiciaire en Suisse et au Liberia

Liberian Plaintiffs Make Swiss and Liberian Legal History Bellinzona, Switzerland – Seven Liberian plaintiffs have made legal history, both in Switzerland and Liberia. They persisted in their quest for justice for over seven years, despite the Ebola outbreak of 2014-2015 and the Covid-19 pandemic of 2020-2021. The Swiss Federal Criminal Court today issued a landmark verdict […]

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Procès Alieu Kosiah : la date du verdict est connue

Alieu Kosiah case: verdict date announced Alieu Kosiah, former ULIMO commander, stood trial in Bellinzona, Switzerland, in December 2020 and in February 2021 for four weeks for the crimes he allegedly committed in Lofa County, Liberia, between 1993 and 1996. He is charged with 25 counts of war crimes, including murders, forced transports, looting, rape, […]

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Le procès d'Alieu Kosiah est partiellement reporté mais commencera malgré tout la semaine prochaine

The Trial of Alieu Kosiah Will Begin Next Week, but Is Partially Postponed Today, November 23, the Swiss Federal Criminal Court announced that the Alieu Kosiah trial will be partially postponed until the beginning of 2021 – tentatively in February. The Court has decided to only proceed with the preliminary questions and the hearing of the […]

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Le procès d'Alieu Kosiah reporté à la fin de l'année 2020

Alieu Kosiah’s Trial Postponed until the End of 2020 The trial of Alieu Kosiah, former United Liberation Movement of Liberia for Democracy (ULIMO) commander, has again been postponed by the Swiss Federal Criminal Court. The trial was initially scheduled to take place in April 2020, in Bellinzona, Switzerland. However in March 2020, it was postponed by the Court […]

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