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In Tunisia, freedom of the press is not always guaranteed, according to JusticeInfo.Net

20-05-2016

  How to cover World Press Freedom Day without falling into self-congratulatory clichés? Press freedom (and this day, May 3, which is celebrated annually like some 100 other UN international days) is at the heart of Fondation Hirondelle’s values, mandate and principles, and those of its media, including JusticeInfo.net. Deciding not to sink into melancholy, we chose this year to talk about Tunisia, the last bastion of the Arab Spring, where the battle for press freedom has been hard fought but not yet won. A month after the fall of Ben Ali in 2011, Olfa Belhassine, who is now JucticeInfo’s correspondent in...

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JusticeInfo.net : Week in Review: Transitional Justice Debates from Tunisia to Rwanda

23-05-2016 Hits:8 News Chantal Baranger - avatar Chantal Baranger

Several hot debates took place this week on transitional justice, a field that is naturally controversial because still developing and often faced with extreme situations in very different countries.  

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The Week in Review: Rwanda and France

17-05-2016 Hits:52 News Oliver Galfetti - avatar Oliver Galfetti

     France this week started its second trial linked to the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, with two Rwandan mayors in the dock. The two accused are former mayors of Kabarondo (eastern Rwanda), Tito Barahira and Octavien Ngenzi. They are both charged with genocide and crimes against humanity committed 22 years ago.  This trial, being held under the principle of universal jurisdiction, has been long awaited by Rwandan victims’ associations. It is led by France’s special crimes against humanity unit, created in Paris in 2012. The unit, which has received some 30 judicial complaints against Rwandans living in France, has thus belatedlyopened its...

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JusticeInfo.net: Kunduz: Is an “Unintentional” Hospital Bombing a War Crime?

11-05-2016 Hits:71 News Chantal Baranger - avatar Chantal Baranger

Was the apparently mistaken bombing of a Doctors Without Borders (MSF) hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, by US forces a war crime? The American authorities recently completed their investigation, concluding that it was not. MSF, on the other hand, maintains that it was. Can you be responsible but not guilty? This question is loaded at a time when in many countries conventional NATO armies are involved in asymmetric conflicts with armed groups.

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JusticeInfo.net: France Tries Two Rwandan Mayors for Genocide

10-05-2016 Hits:42 News Oliver Galfetti - avatar Oliver Galfetti

Franck Petit, JusticeInfo.net Genocide museum in Kigali (Rwanda)DR   A second trial linked to the 1994 Rwandan genocide, originally announced for 2015, is finally set to open on Tuesday May 10 before the Paris Assize Court. It comes two years after the first trial, which saw former Rwandan intelligence chief Pascal Simbikangwa sentenced to 25 years in jail. In the dock this time are two former mayors of Kabarondo in western Rwanda, Tito Barahira and Octavien Ngenzi, who are charged with genocide and crimes against humanity.   The trial is being held under the principle of universal jurisdiction and is much awaited by Rwandan victims’ associations. The...

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