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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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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Switzerland: Denunciation filed on the attack of a Swiss Journalist by Russian Forces

English version Switzerland: Denunciation filed on the attack of a Swiss Journalist by Russian Forces On August 17, 2022, the Ukrainian NGO Truth Hounds – assisted by Civitas Maxima – filed a denunciation with the Attorney General of Switzerland. Since 2014, Truth Hounds has documented international crimes committed in Ukraine. Truth Hounds’ team has carried out […]

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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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Ukraine begins first rape trial of Russian soldier, Swiss probed for timber trafficking: June war crimes round-up

Geneva Solutions’s monthly “war criminal hunt” round-up, in collaboration with Geneva-based NGO Civitas Maxima. “As we continue our monthly round-up on cases involving international crimes, litigation continues in Ukraine with a case on sexual violence; however, trials are now expanding to include people who fought alongside the Ukrainians, both in Ukraine and in Russia. The […]

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First Russian soldier convicted, torture probe against Interpol chief, war crime charges upheld against Lafarge: May international crimes round-up

Geneva Solutions’ monthly “war criminal hunt” round-up, in collaboration with Geneva-based NGO Civitas Maxima. “As we continue our monthly round-up on cases involving international crimes, Ukrainian prosecutors have secured the first conviction for war crimes, sentencing a 21 year-old Russian soldier to life in prison. This case was tried within 10 days by judges who […]

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Karim Khan in Ukraine, Sudanese victims against BNP Paribas, Gambian indicted in Germany: war criminal hunt round-up

Sudanese victims against BNP Paribas, Gambian indicted in Germany: war criminal hunt round-up Geneva Solutions is launching a new monthly “war criminal hunt” round-up, in collaboration with Geneva-based NGO Civitas Maxima, who will help us stay aboard the top cases. Here are a few words of introduction from its director, Alain Werner. “The events of […]

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Legitimate military targets in the ongoing Ukraine/Russia conflict

Legitimate military targets in the ongoing Ukraine/Russia conflict The recent events that have occurred in Ukraine raise the issue of legitimate military targets. One should be aware that the conduct of hostilities is framed by rules and principles established by International Humanitarian Law (IHL). IHL aims at minimizing human suffering during armed conflicts by reaching […]

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