Cote d’Ivoire’s Continued Struggle for Justice and Reconciliation

On January 15, 2019, victims of the 2010-2011 post-election violence in Côte d’Ivoire were shocked again. In a majority decision, the Chamber decided that the prosecution failed to provide sufficient evidence upon which a Trial Chamber could convict the accused. The Court further decided that the prosecution failed to reveal key elements that would establish a “common plan,” including the targeting the civilian population in pursuit of state policy aimed at ensuring Gbagbo remained in power.

Aged 80 years-old, a tenor of the French Connection in Marseille surrenders after 12 years on the run

Jean Guy, 80 years-old,  went to the police station of Nîmes (in the South) and still has to be transferred towards Marseille to be presented to the parquet. Considered as a key-figure of the French Connection, a criminal organization which inspired several movies and which channelled through some drug between Marseille and the United States Read more about Aged 80 years-old, a tenor of the French Connection in Marseille surrenders after 12 years on the run[…]

Indigenous organizations are subjects to threats and intimidation after having rejected ENI-AGIP’s presence in their territories

  In 1988, the government of Ecuador granted the first concession for Block 10, located in the southern central part of the Ecuadorian Amazon, to a consortium made up of AGIP Petroleum (now controlled by ENI), ARCO Oriente INC, and Denison. Immediately, indigenous organizations have rejected the company’s presence in their territories : the Organization of Read more about Indigenous organizations are subjects to threats and intimidation after having rejected ENI-AGIP’s presence in their territories[…]

The alleged leader of the Georgian mafia at the heart of a mega trial

At the arrest house of Baumettes, where he was extracted last week to appear at the maximum trial of the Georgian mafia – 34 defendants tried until Friday in Nancy – Kakhaber Shushanashvili, aka “Kakha”, is seen as a ghost. For his fellow inmates ​​in Marseille, this alleged godfather has an unpronounceable name and his Read more about The alleged leader of the Georgian mafia at the heart of a mega trial[…]