National Prosecutions


In a deal with the prosecution at his trial, former Yugoslav People’s Army officer Milan Pavlovic admitted to shelling the Croatian town of Sibenik in 1991 in return for a four-and-a-half-year sentence.

At a county court hearing in the Croatian coastal city of Split on Tuesday, former Yugoslav People’s Army, JNA officer Milan Pavlovic admitted the accusations against him listed in the indictment as part of a plea bargain.


The Ukrainian parliament on Thursday stripped a celebrated former military pilot and presidential hopeful of her immunity as a lawmaker, sanctioning her arrest on charges of plotting an attack on parliament with grenades and automatic weapons.

Nadiya Savchenko was served a summons minutes after the parliamentary session, where she denounced the Ukrainian government for “killing and dividing” the Ukrainian people.

A court was to consider putting her in custody later in the day.


Due to lack of evidence, Macedonia’s Special Prosecution, dropped all charges against ethnic Albanian villagers accused of planting a mine that killed two NATO soldiers in 2003, ending their long judicial ordeal.

Macedonia’s Special Prosecution said on Monday that it is dropping all charges against 11 ethnic Albanian residents of the north-eastern village of Sopot who were being retried for allegedly planting a mine in 2003 that killed two Polish NATO soldiers and one Macedonian civilian.


In a severe legal blow to Jacob Zuma, South Africa’s former president, national prosecutors announced on Friday that they would reinstate corruption charges against him in a case related to a multibillion-dollar arms deal in the late 1990s.

Shaun Abrahams, South Africa’s chief prosecutor, said there were “reasonable prospects of a successful prosecution” of Mr. Zuma.


Documentation efforts in Syria initially aimed to collect evidence for future prosecutions. Seven years later, however, these innovative strategies have created new avenues for justice, writes Fernando Travesí, of the International Center for Transitional Justice.


ICTJ announces the departure of David Tolbert, President of the ICTJ, after eight years of service. David Tolbert was appointed president of ICTJ in March of 2010. He led the center’s evolution as it continued to pursue justice around the globe in changing times. ICTJ’s Executive Director, Fernando Travesi, will assume leadership of ICTJ following Tolbert’s departure at the end of March 2018.


Sixteen practitioners participated in the Intensive Course on Transitional Justice and Peace Processes held in New York from March 5 to March 9, 2018. Participants included leaders in their respective fields, including human rights law, community justice and legal services, peacebuilding, education, and humanitarian affairs. Selected course presentations, led by ICTJ experts and other specialists in the field, delved into cases of current, recent, and paradigmatic peace processes and questions of justice within a comparative context.


In recent months, the crisis in the Central African Republic (CAR) that erupted five years ago has seemed farther than ever from resolution. A new report by ICTJ, I Am 100% Central African: Identity and Inclusion in the Experience of Central African Muslim Refugees in Chad and Cameroon, offers important insights on how a higher political commitment to inclusion could help transform a volatile rebuilding process into a sustainable peace.


Un tribunal ha decidido no aplicar la medida de gracia al expresidente por el asesinato de seis personas en 1992. El autócrata puede recurrir la decisión


A spokesman for South Sudanese rebel leader Riek Machar was sentenced to death on Monday on charges of treason and incitement against the government.

James Gatdet Dak was deported to South Sudan from Kenya in November 2016, a move that rights groups and the United Nations said was in breach of international law. (

A high court in the capital Juba handed Gatdet the death sentence on Monday, as well as a combined 21 years for incitement and conspiracy against President Salva Kiir's government.