Public apologies in Angola, but for whom?

By Maarten van Munster & Joris van Wijk – It was a landmark speech. On May 26, Angola’s president apologized and asked forgiveness for mass executions that occurred in 1977. He also announced the returning of victims’ remains to their families and the issuance of death certificates. But what does this mean for Angola’s wider…

Insider witnesses and international criminal justice: Empirical analysis

A new publication by the CICJ/NSCR researchers Gabriele Chlevickaite, Barbora Hola, and Catrien Bijleveld in the European Journal of Criminology presents the results of large-scale systematic analysis of insider witness assessments at international criminal courts and tribunals. Based on the analysis of 1,359 individual witnesses in 93 trial judgments, the article uncovers what factors play…