The opening statement in the MH-17 trial: what lies beyond the horizon?

On 9 March 2020, the Dutch Prosecution made its opening statement in the much anticipated MH-17 Trial, dealing with the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH-17 over eastern Ukraine and the deaths of its 298 passengers.  In a recent contribution to the EJIL:Talk! blog, CICJ’s Lachezar Yanev offers some critical thoughts on the legal reasoning that the Prosecutor provided in…

Co-perpetration liability before the ICC: Yekatom and Ngaïssona

In a recent post on the EJIL:Talk! blog, CICJ’s Marjolein Cupido and Lachezar Yanev discuss the implications for ICC law of the decision on confirmation of charges in the case against Alfred Yekatom and Patrice-Edouard Ngaïssona in the situation of the Central African Republic. They argue that it is quite surprising that this decision has…

Opinion article on Transitional Justice in Angola

In the context of the Angola and Transitional Justice project, CICJ researcher Joris van Wijk has co-written an opinion article at Justiceinfo.net on Angola’s reversed “forgive and forget” policy on past atrocities. The Angolan government recently came up with a reconciliation plan to honour the memory of victims that, Van Wijk and his co-author argue,…