National Prosecutions


Where should justice for some of the world’s worst crimes be done? In national courts or at the International Criminal Court in The Hague? Our Handbook on Complementarity explores those questions, laying out the interconnected relationship between the ICC and national court systems in the global fight against impunity.

Date published: 
Fri, 07/22/2016 - 09:51


Last week, El Salvador’s Supreme Court overturned the country’s General Amnesty Law enacted in 1993, which served as a blanket amnesty for all crimes committed by the parties during the country’s 12-year civil war. Now, prosecutors must work with victims to seek justice for these crimes.


NEW YORK, 19 juillet 2016 — Le Centre International pour la Justice Transitionnelle (ICTJ) vient de publier un nouveau guide pour les néophytes, les journalistes et les activistes, qui les conduit à travers le dédale de la « complémentarité », un principe fondamental de la Cour Pénale Internationale. Ce guide expose les interconnexions qui se créent entre la CPI et les systèmes judiciaires nationaux dans la lutte contre l’impunité.


مكافحة الإفلات من العقاب لا تزال هامة كأي وقت مضى بينما نحتفي باليوم العالمي للعدالة الدولية في السابع عشر من يوليو. وفي هذه المناسبة يلقي المركز الدولي للعدالة الانتقالية نظرة على التكامل بين المحاكم الوطنية والمحكمة الجنائية الدولية.


The struggle against impunity remains as important –and precarious –as ever as we celebrate International Justice Day on July 17. ICTJ marks the occasion with a look at complementarity, a concept critical to understanding the role that the ICC and national courts play in this struggle.


Ce rapport offre une compréhension de la situation actuelle et dresser un état des lieux des poursuites engagées et jugements intervenus dans le traitement judiciaire de la crise postélectorale en Côte d’Ivoire. Il identifie les obstacles juridiques et politiques aux poursuites nationales, et les possibles solutions à élaborer pour répondre aux défis examinés.

Date published: 
Tue, 06/21/2016 - 13:31


This report offers analysis of the current situation regarding the judicial handling of cases related to the post-election violence in Cote d’Ivoire. It looks at existing legal and political challenges within the domestic proceedings and suggests possible solutions.

Date published: 
Tue, 06/21/2016 - 13:19


In this briefing paper ICTJ addresses one of the crucial points of the peace negotiations between the Government of Colombia and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People’s Army (FARC-EP): the possibility of providing recourse to the broadest amnesty possible and pardons as part of the treatment of the different crimes committed in the framework of more than fifty years of armed conflict.

Date published: 
Thu, 06/02/2016 - 13:57