Justice Update – Happy 2024

What were the big justice events of 2023 and what are the challenges of 2024? Practicioners, journalists, and academics all tell us what’s happened and what’s ahead.

In Memoriam: Benjamin B. Ferencz

This week the international justice community has been brought together in mourning by the passing of Benjamin Ferencz. Ferencz served as the chief prosecutor for the United States Army during the Einsatzgruppen trial, one of twelve trials for war crimes and crimes against humanity part of the Nuremberg Trials. Later in his career Ferencz became a champion for the establishment […]

Justice Update – Migrant traffickers on trial in Europe

How come two Eritrean men are on trial in Italy and the Netherlands connected to human trafficking in Libya? With Gerben Wilbrink for the Dutch prosecution, Giorgia Righi for the Italians, and Nicole Samson for an ICC perspective.

Justice Update – Ukraine: All Roads Lead to the Hague

The Hague will be the focus for many people when it comes to accountability. At the International Court of Justice, Ukraine is asking for provisional measures against Russia – to stop the invasion – on the basis that Russia is misusing the genocide convention. Dr Melanie O’Brien of the University of Western Australia, fills us in on how that’s possible […]

Justice Update – Myanmar

Myanmar is back in our sights with hearings coming up at the ICJ over genocide, plus cases in Argentina and Rohingya refugees suing Facebook over hate speech.