Effective Remedy

Page 1 of 5

Filter category

Feature post image

Prosecuting Atrocity Crimes Committed in Northern Ethiopia: The Need for Special National Prosecution Mechanism

Over the last four years, serious human rights violations and abuses, have been committed in Ethiopia in and outside of the context of an armed conflict. These violations may constitute international crimes, such as crimes against humanity, war crimes and torture. The situation particularly worsened and garnered international attention after an armed conflict broke out in Tigray on November 3rd, 2020, and later expanded to Afar and Amhara regions of Ethiopia. On December 17, 2021, in a special session convened at the request of the EU, the UN Human Rights Council decided to establish an international commission of human rights experts on Ethiopia, with a mandate, inter alia, to investigate alleged violations and abuses committed in Ethiopia since November 3, 2020 and provide guidance on transitional justice, including accountability. On March 2, 2022, the President of the Human Rights Council appointed three experts, including Fatou Bensouda, the former chief prosecutor of the ICC, as members of the Commission.

Read more

The International Court of Justice’s 2022 Reparations Judgment in DRC v. Uganda: ‘Global Sums’ as the New Device for Human Rights-Based Inter-State Disputes

On 9 February 2022, the International Court of Justice issued its much-awaited Reparations Judgment in Armed Activities on the Territory of the Congo (Democratic Republic of the Congo v. Uganda) [hereafter, "2022 Reparations Judgment"], awarding the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) the global sum of US$330 Million as total compensation for damage caused by Uganda's violations…

Read more

A Handy Illusion? Interpretation of the ‘Unlikely to Bring Effective Relief’ Limb of Article 7(e) OPIC by the CRC in Saachi et. al.

In an EJIL Talk! blog post, Aoife Nolan laid out the salient aspects of the five inadmissibility decisions in Saachi et al. v. Argentina, Brazil, France, Germany and Turkey delivered by the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child on 8 October 2021. Her post focussed on how the Committee handled key…

Read more

SDG Report 2020: The Civil, Political, Economic, Social, Cultural, and Development Rights Crises Deepening in the Global South

The United Nations recently released its Sustainable Development Goals Report 2020, and the results are expectedly grim during this global pandemic.  Not only has the world fallen well off track from Agenda 2030 objectives - including the eradication of poverty - but the deepening inequalities within the Global South augur even worse outcomes for the most vulnerable populations on…

Read more

Reforming Land Restitution – A Concerted Effort to Derail Colombia’s Transitional Justice System?

Recently, Kai Ambos alerted readers of two attempts to weaken Colombia’s transitional justice system (see here and here). A third development fortifies suspicions that the country’s newly elected government intends to derail it. This time, a legislative proposal threatens Colombia’s land restitution process. Changes in the treatment of secondary occupants of reclaimed land could especially frustrate…

Read more