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Journalists Janet Anderson and Stephanie van den Berg delve into the world of international justice. We get experts on to talk about their field and ask them what everybody else forgets to ask.
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Justice Update – Legal Contortions
How can the ICC take on alleged crimes against the Uighur Muslim community when China is not a member and would it be a good idea?
Jul 6, 2020
Episode 27- Srebrenica 25: Genocide and Denial with Iva Vukusic, Jennifer Trahan and Hikmet Karcic
On the eve of the 25th anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide Janet and Stephanie sit down with Iva Vukusic, Jennifer Trahan and Hikmet Karcic to talk the legacy of the Yugoslavia tribunal and revisionism in Bosnia
Jul 3, 2020
Justice Update – The Heat is On
Who will be the next ICC prosecutor? Chair of the selection committee for candidates Sabine Nolke discusses how they made their choice of four people.
Jun 23, 2020
Justice Update – High Noon at the ICC
An Executive Order by US president Donald Trump threatens sanctions on investigators and more at the International Criminal Court
Jun 17, 2020
Episode 26 – High Moral Character with Danya Chaikel, Diane Marie Amann and Priya Pillai
Janet and Stephanie talk through the upcoming election for a new ICC prosecutor with three fabulous women commentators Diane Marie Amman, Danya Chaikel, Priya Pillai.
Jun 10, 2020
Justice Update – Darfur case at last?
Janet and Stephanie catch up with Amal Nassar of FIDH to talk about the long wait for ICC Darfur cases after one of the fugitives hands himself in to the court
Jun 4, 2020
Episode 25 – Victims’ Day in Court with Liesbeth Zegveld
Dutch human rights lawyer Liesbeth Zegveld discusses how she manages to get the state to pay compensation to victims of war crimes.
May 30, 2020
Justice Update – Prisoners’ Dilemma
Sabrina Mahtani has been monitoring worldwide what's been happening to prisoners. And, despite the obvious dangers they face in confined spaces, she sees the positive developments being driven by this Covid-19 crisis.
May 18, 2020
Justice Update – Where Will Rwanda’s Genocide Financier Be Tried?
Felicien Kabuga, on the run for 25 years and one of the few last alleged masterminds of the 1994 Rwandan genocide has been arrested, but where will he face trial?
May 15, 2020
Episode 24 – The Incredible Shrinking Court with Misha Plagis and Alice Banens
A couple of countries have said they are going to withdraw from a part of the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights. What is it and Why does it matter? ? Misha Plagis and Alice Banens fill us in.
May 1, 2020
Justice Update – A Small Town in Germany
A German court in Koblenz is hearing a landmark crimes against humanity case against two people alleged to be former Syrian intelligence officials. We spoke to Balkees Jarrah and Sara Kayyali from HRW on this huge news of the first time the Syrian state apparatus is on trial.
Apr 29, 2020
Episode 23 – Perceptions of Evil with Kjell Anderson
Janet and Stephanie sit down with Kjell Anderson to talk about perpetrators and genocide and the myths that surround both
Apr 23, 2020
Episode 22 – Calling starvation what is is, with Catriona Murdoch
Starving people to win a war is a crime. But what kind of evidence is needed to prosecute it? Barrister Catriona Murdoch explains.
Apr 13, 2020
Justice Update – Lockdown Podcast Recommendations
Most of the world is in some form of restriction of movement because of COVID-19, so here are a variety of podcasts to while away the hours.
Mar 31, 2020
Episode 21 – Tipping the power balance with Alix Vuillemin and Dieneke de Vos
Our first live podcast with Alix Vuillemin and Dieneke de Vos on sexual harassment in international institutions #IWD2020.
Mar 18, 2020
Episode 20 – Kosovo’s zombie court comes to life with Maj Grasten
It's alive! We finally got around to talking all things Kosovo court with Maj Grasten from Copenhagen Business School
Mar 10, 2020
Justice Update – End of the road for Ongwen trial
Sharon Nakandha, transitional justice expert, explains how communities in northern Uganda see the trial of LRA commander Dominic Ongwen at the ICC. ,
Mar 3, 2020
Episode 19 – Europe’s dirty hands with Miriam Saage-Maaß
Is it possible to get accountability for alleged war crimes in Yemen? Could European arms exporters be held responsible for the damage their bombs have done?
Feb 21, 2020
Episode 18 – Afghanistan and the U.S. war on terror with Katherine Gallagher
Katherine Gallagher has been arguing that the ICC should investigate alleged war crimes in Afghanistan. Her clients passed through Afghanistan and are currently held at Guantanamo Bay. The ICC investigation could target U.S. military personnel, as well as Afghan government forces and the Taliban.
Feb 12, 2020
Justice Update: Is Sudan’s Bashir ICC-bound?
This week it appeared that ousted Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir might be transferred to The Hague to face charges of crimes against humanity and genocide for his army's crackdown in Darfur. Janet and Stephanie talk through the latest developments.
Feb 9, 2020
Justice Update : Please, Release Me Unconditionally
Stephanie catches Janet up on the case of former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo who wants the ICC to lift all restrictions on his release
Jan 29, 2020
Episode 17 – Uncomfortable Justice with Lisa Clifford
Lisa Clifford uses the story of DRC convicted war criminal Germain Katanga to explore punishment at the ICC and forgiveness from victims.
Jan 26, 2020
Justice Update – Myanmar hit for six at the ICJ
Stephanie and Janet chat with Priya Pillai and Melanie O'Brien about the ICJ's order of emergency measures against Myanmar in the Rohingya genocide case
Jan 19, 2020
Episode 16 – Born Activists with Wai Wai Nu, Yasmin Ullah and Myra Dahgaypaw
Myanmar activists explain why they do their work and what it's like behind the scenes explaining The Hague to victim communities.
Jan 12, 2020
Justice Update – Culture & Conflict
Why is targeting cultural heritage a war crime? In the midst of the Iran - US conflict, international lawyer Polina Levina explains.
Jan 6, 2020
Episode 15 – All the way to the top with Elies van Sliedregt
How can you prosecute military and civilian leaders for atrocity crimes? Leeds University professor Elies van Sliedregt helps unravel 'modes of liability' for genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity at international criminal tribunals
Dec 19, 2019
Justice Update – Holiday Haircuts
The Haircuts celebrate this holiday season with self-indulgence and a dose of self-mockery. Plus intern Hannah gives some super recommendations on what to watch and listen to.
Dec 13, 2019
Justice Update – ICJ and Myanmar Genocide
This has been extraordinary week at the International Court of Justice where lawyers argued about Gambia's request for provisional measures against Myanmar under the Genocide Convention to protect the Rohingya muslim minority.
Dec 7, 2019
Justice Update – A primer for the Myanmar case with Jens and Joe
What people don’t get about International Court of Justice - the ICJ - mechanisms - for those following the Myanmar genocide case.
Dec 6, 2019
Justice Update – Dessert at the ASP
Janet and Stephanie wrap up the annual meeting of the International Criminal Court - the ASP - with help from Emma Bakkum of PILPG, who has been monitoring discussions about a new strategic review.
Dec 5, 2019
Justice Update – Dinner at the ASP
Janet and Stephanie catch up on the buzz around ecocide and environmental crimes
Dec 3, 2019
Justice Update – Lunch at the ASP
Stephanie and Janet talk about whether judges will allow the ICC prosecutor to open an investigation in Afghanistan, which could open the way to tackle CIA torture programmes.
Dec 2, 2019
Justice Update – Breakfast at the ASP
There's plenty to cover at the ICC's annual meeting. Janet and Stephanie recap the first day.
Dec 1, 2019
Episode 14 – ICC Con comes to town with Liz Evenson, Amal Nassar and Alix Vuillemin Grendel
To prepare for the the International Criminal Court's assembly of state parties (ASP) Janet and Stephanie sit down with NGO representatives Liz Evenson, Amal Nasser and Alix Vuillemin Grendel to hear about the big issues at the ICC's annual get-together
Nov 16, 2019
Episode 13 – Double Standards with Carla Ferstman
Janet and Stephanie explore the U.K.'s investigation into alleged war crimes committed in Iraq by British forces and the ICC probe into the same crimes with Carla Ferstman and hear from the UK's director of service prosecutions Andrew Cayley
Nov 11, 2019
Episode 12 – Genocide and Gender with Akila Radhakrishnan
On the day of Gambia's historic filing with the ICJ to ask Myanmar to 'stop the genocide of the Rohingya' Janet and Stephanie talk to Akila Radhakrishnan of the Global Justice Center
Nov 10, 2019
Justice Update – Congo, Ukraine and Russia
Janet and Stephanie catch up after Ntaganda sentence at the ICC and the World Court ruling it can look at the Ukraine versus Russia case
Nov 4, 2019
Episode 11 – The Attraction of the World Court with Priya Pillai
We're taking a closer look at the kind of highly-charged cases the International Court of Justice has been getting more and more of.
Oct 28, 2019
Episode 10 – Sabine Nolke: Maple Leaf Diplomacy
We try to get the low down on who could be the next ICC prosecutor from the very diplomatic Sabine Nolke, chair of the committee looking for a new ICC prosecutor
Oct 20, 2019
Episode 9 – Superstar Lawyers with Melinda Taylor, Mylène Dimitri and Marie-Hélène Proulx
Janet and Stephanie talk fair trial rights with the three top female defence counsel at the ICC: Melinda Taylor, Mylène Dimitri and Marie-Hélène Proulx
Oct 7, 2019
Episode 8 – JJ Wangui lets victims speak
Janet goes AWOL and interviews another woman with an asymmetrical haircut. Kenyan journalist JJ Wangui who lets victims of sexual violence tell their stories
Sep 27, 2019
Justice Update – CAR II: Redacted
Stephanie and Janet talk through the ICC confirmation of charges hearing for the Central African Republic II case
Sep 19, 2019
Episode 7 – Justice via the backdoor with Kevin Jon Heller
One of our favourite journalist-friendly academics, Kevin Jon Heller, joins us to discuss both ICC jurisdiction and blockbuster legal dramas.
Sep 19, 2019
Justice Update – A busy week in court
Janet calls Stephanie to see what's been going on with the Lebanon Tribunal, the Gbagbo case at the ICC and the a case about alleged Israeli war crimes in a Dutch court
Sep 9, 2019
Episode 6 – Dogs of War with Iva Vukusic
For our delve into paramilitaries and the former Yugoslavia, Iva and her research assistant Joy, took us on a walk in a cemetery in The Hague.
Sep 9, 2019
Justice Update – Back to School
We're back from the break and introducing our new Justice Update format where Janet and Stephanie talk current developments in the courts
Jul 18, 2019
Justice Update – Cake and Courts
We take a short break from other reporting duties to talk about India versus Pakistan at the International Court of Justice and celebrate the first two weeks of having the Asymmetrical Haircuts podcast up and running.
Jul 5, 2019
Episode 5 – All the different ways of getting justice for MH17 with Marieke de Hoon
Marieke de Hoon talks us through all the different legal avenues for getting justice for the victims of flight MH17 shot down over Ukraine in 2014
Jul 4, 2019
Episode 4 – Perp Talk with Barbora Hola
We sit down with criminologist Barbora Hola to talk about perpetrators and life after sentencing at international courts
Jul 3, 2019
Episode 3 – Only human, judges at the ICC
There has been a lot of talk about judges at the ICC this year. We sit down to talk you through the different controversies and have insights from a former ICC judge.