ICC: Last chance to de-quarantine justice for Mali

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In the trial of Al Hassan, a former member of the Islamic police in Mali, evidence before the International Criminal Court has been vastly hidden from the public. Even Western expert witnesses are now granted anonymity and closed sessions. Scholar Thijs Bouwknegt warns of the consequences of this new step in the deterioration of the publicity of international criminal trials. Who else than affected communities is international justice primarily for? he asks.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 23 Oct 2020

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Name JusticeInfo Comment and Debate: Opinion


  • ICC
  • Mali
  • Jihadism

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