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International Criminal Courts

Karadzic guilty for Srebrenica genocide

The International Criminal Court for the Crimes in the former Yugoslavia, based in The Hague, found Radovan Karadzic guilty for the genocide case of Srebrenica.

Reconciliation in the children's eyes

The Website of the International Criminal Court for the former Yugoslavia hosts the drawings of kids about justice and the restoration of civil coexistence. 

ICC arrest warrant of Charles Blé Goudé made public

The International Criminal Court has unsealed the 2011 arrest warrant for Ivorian ex-minister Charles Blé Goudé who is accused of committing war crimes following disputed presidential elections of 2010.

Let Assad go before an international court

Editorial by Gabriele Nissim, Chairman of Gariwo, the forest of the Righteous

There is no magic wand to prevent genocide and crimes against humanity. 
Nonetheless, as Daniel Goldhagen reminded us of in Worse than war, a book which has received few mentions in Italy, the fear of facing an

Cambodia's PM puts forward anti-negationist law

Hun Sen called for a law to punish those who deny the Cambodian genocide in a climate of fierce political clash. Victims and culprits face-to-face in court hearing. The defendants issue their "apologies", but blame just a few "merciless leaders".

The editorial - by Gariwo

Is International Justice useful?

written by Ulianova Radice and Annamaria Samuelli, founding members of Gardens of the Righteous Worldwide Committee 20 July 2011

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International criminal courts

an instrument to try the crimes against humanity

At the beginning of the Twentieth century already the winners of World War One had set up an "Allied Commission" in charge of studyjng the establishment of an "International court of criminal justice" to punish the crimes against "the laws of humanity", but the project had failed, crushed by the higher diplomatic demands.
The first significant experience of Supernational court, albeit military and not civil, is the one of the Nurenberg Court against the crimes perpetrated by the Nazis, set up by the powers who had won World War Two. A similar court with the same goals was set up in Tokyo.

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