Category Archives: Europe

Should Ukraine be on the International Criminal Court’s Radar?

Things were supposed to settle down earlier this week when opposition activists in Kiev accepted an amnesty in exchange for vacating government buildings. Within hours, however, a new spate of violence broke out. On Wednesday evening it once again appeared … Continue reading

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Universal Jurisdiction in Germany: The FDLR Trial in Stuttgart

Last week I wrote a post on the role of universal jurisdiction in dealing with atrocities committed during armed conflicts or dictatorships. The idea of universal jurisdiction is grounded in the notion that there are some norms in public international … Continue reading

Posted in Crimes against humanity, Democratic Republic of Congo, Europe, France, Germany, International Criminal Court (ICC) | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

France and Italy Call for Closed EU Border: An Abrogration of Moral Responsibility

Readers of Justice in Conflict will know that the posts rarely, if ever, step out of the bounds of issues concerning transitional justice and conflict resolution. Sometimes, however, issues that aren’t directly related to either are so morally outrageous that … Continue reading

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Thaci, accused of Human Organ-Trafficking, becomes PM of Kosovo

Hashim Thaci, a man who was linked to charges of corruption and the trafficking of human organs, has been  elected as PM of Kosovo by an overwhelming majority. Thaci was a key political leader for the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) … Continue reading

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Saying We’re Sorry: Historical Justice, Katyn, Canada and Rwanda

Overcoming the injustices of the past does not come easy. In Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and elsewhere, Aboriginal peoples have sought a sense of justice with greater political representation and protection of their traditions after colonial brutality. With the support … Continue reading

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