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IJT – Analysis: Kigali, between Ntaganda and the ICC
Ocampo's strategy for pro-Rwanda suspect Bosco Ntaganda seems now more than ever unable to succeed without a preliminary permit - getting the informal Green Light from Kigali.
IJT- Report: Chaos now bites KR defence
Utter chaos reigns at the Cambodia tribunal – Ta An’s foreign co-lawyer, Richard J. Rogers has asked the UN for an inquiry, after court officials blocked his appointment.
IJT – Report: Dos Erres massacre: a second trial for Ríos Montt
Former Guatemalan dictator Ríos Montt's second genocide trial, over the Dos Erres massacre, could see his accusers successfully argue that the correct charge should be murder - not an act of genocide.
IJT – Report: Brazil does it its own way
Former guerilla, president Dilma Rousseff - jailed and tortured under the military regime, now pledges Brazil's Truth Commission will seek no revenge, but the young democracy may still be too fragile to support actual trials.
International Justice Desk:
Charles Taylor to serve 50 years
Former Liberian President Charles Taylor has been sentenced to fifty years in prison for “some of the most heinous crimes recorded in human history” following a hearing at the Special Court for Sierra Leone in The Hague.
Uganda: Amnesty Act without amnesty
After twelve years, Uganda’s Amnesty Act guaranteeing a blanket pardon for rebels has quietly expired. The government says the measure is meant to target ‘high ranking’ militants of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA). Critics fear that it will also discourage lower ranking rebels from laying down their weapons.
Ugandan justice and Mama Ailing's rebels
The now famous 'Kony2012' video intensified the hunt for Joseph Kony and other members of the Lord's Resistance Army. But while the movie calls for retribution, some voices in Uganda say reconciliation should take precedence. Traditional justice mechanisms might be more useful in rebuilding former war torn regions.
Quiet Guatemalan prosecutor takes on dictator, drugs gangs
For nearly 30 years, Efrain Rios Montt evaded trial for massacres carried out during his military rule in Guatemala's civil war - until a diminutive, soft-spoken woman entered his life. Since Claudia Paz y Paz became Guatemala's attorney general 18 months ago, the former dictator's retirement has been disrupted by efforts to make him answer for the most brutal part of the bloodiest armed conflict in modern Latin America.
Earlier IJT editions:
International Justice Tribune, 152 (23 May 2012)
International Justice Tribune, 151 (9 May 2012)
International Justice Tribune, 150 (25 April 2012)
International Justice Tribune, 149 (11 April 2012)
International Justice Tribune, 148 (28 March 2012)
International Justice Tribune, 147 (14 March 2012)
International Justice Tribune, 146 (29 February 2012)
International Justice Tribune, 145 (15 February 2012)
International Justice Tribune, 144 (1 February 2012)
International Justice Tribune, 143 (20 January 2012)
International Justice Tribune, 142 (21 December 2011)
International Justice Tribune, 141 (8 December 2011)
International Justice Tribune, 140 (24 November 2011)
International Justice Tribune, 139 (9 November 2011)
IJT editorial staff:
Managing editor: Arjen van Dijkhuizen
Editorial coordinator: Franck Petit
Editor: Geraldine Coughlan
Editorial team: Richard Walker, Lauren Comiteau, Josephine Uwineza
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