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This report provides the most detailed published account to date of criminal investigations into many specific brigades and battalions responsible for large numbers of alleged false positive killings, lays out the now substantial evidence that senior army officers were responsible for many of the killings, and assesses the obstacles that so far have impeded such officers from being held accountable. Based on an extensive review of criminal case files, judicial rulings, and data on prosecutors’ investigations into false positives; witness testimony, much of it previously unpublished; and our interviews with more than 40 prosecutors, witnesses, victims’ family members, and lawyers, among others.

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This paper focuses on citizen security and organized crime in the region and their effects on democratic governance, human rights, and economic development. It represents one of three papers commissioned by the Woodrow Wilson Center on the nature and dynamics of organized crime in Central America and its connections to broader criminal networks in Mexico and the Andean region.

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Provides a detailed description regarding the format and processes involved in the Special Tribunal for Lebanon investigating the circumstances of the death of former Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri in the hopes to inform and therefore engage the public to lend legitimacy to the tribunal.

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Update on the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, acknowledging the Tribunal’s three-year extension as of March 1, 2015, and also broadly detailing the results of the Tribunal so far as well as providing some background on the case in particular and on post-war tensions in Lebanon in general.

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With differing systems in place and a review underway, Mariana Pena – legal officer for international justice with the Open Society Justice Initiative – explores the application process for victims to participate in ICC proceedings in this guest post.

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Vanuatu legislation provides for universal jurisdiction over only two crimes under international law, grave breaches of the Geneva Conventions in certain circumstances, and slave trading. Vanuatu is currently a safe haven from prosecution in its courts for foreigners who are suspected of crimes under international law. It is also a safe haven from extradition for war crimes and crimes against humanity, for example. There are no known cases in Vanuatu involving universal jurisdiction. This paper is one of a series on each of the 193 members of the United Nations.

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Judge Sergio Gabriel Torres, Federal Judge in Criminal and Correctional Matters in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Academic Vice President for Argentina at the Ibero-American Criminal Law Institute gives a talk for the Oxford Transitional Justice Research (OTJR) seminar series.

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International criminal law, though not quite as comprehensively codified or as widely ratified by States as international human rights obligations, is relevant to the study and protection of international human rights because it, generally, is aimed at punishing acts which affect fundamental human rights, namely: life, liberty, and security. This factsheet provides definitions and resources for further research.

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