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In a landmark trial that spanned three years and involved the cases of more than 100 victims, a four-judge panel on Friday convicted and sentenced 14 former military officers for their roles in Operation Condor, a scheme of kidnappings, torture and killings. Thirteen are from Argentina, and one is from Uruguay.

In recent weeks, the country’s top priority has been to form a transitional government that strikes a delicate peace between former warring rivals, but South Sudan’s governing elite have done little to focus on something just as critical to the country’s health: righting the devastated economy.

Ivory Coast’s former first lady Simone Gbagbo goes on trial on Tuesday for crimes against humanity.

Colombia’s government and leftist FARC rebels on Tuesday entered what they called a permanent session in order to reach an agreement to end 52 years of violence “as soon as possible.”

Hissène Habré was sentenced to life in prison in Dakar, Senegal on Monday. He is the first former former head of state to be convicted of crimes against humanity by the courts of another country.

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has criticised the Sri Lankan government’s newly announced Office of Missing Persons’ (OMP), stating that the authorities had failed to sufficiently consult with victims in establishing the new mechanism.

President Tsai Ing-wen will apologize on behalf of the government to the country's indigenous people on Aug. 1, Indigenous Peoples' Day, an official said Thursday.

A truth and reconciliation commission will also be established under the Presidential Office to handle matters regarding transitional justice for indigenous people, Executive Yuan Secretary-General Chen Mei-ling said.

European authorities are seeking testimony from some of the hundreds of thousands of refugees fleeing Middle East violence as they try to build war crimes cases linked to the conflicts in Syria and Iraq. As witnesses to atrocities, they are invaluable to prosecutors preparing trials in European courts that will offer a way round the United Nations impasse that has prevented the setting up of an international court for Syria.

A government-appointed Sri Lankan judge says allegations the army committed war crimes during the long conflict with Tamil Tiger rebels are "credible".

A network of women's groups called "Transitional Justice is also for Women" this week submitted the first collective file by a group of women to the Tunisian Truth and Dignity Commission (TDC). The submission details discrimination committed against veiled women under the laws enacted during Habib Bourguiba’s rule, which prohibited their access to work and education.

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