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.

AMLO and The Mexican Structural Problem

By Eduardo Salcedo-Albaran During the last decade, Mexico has reached unprecedented levels of violence, not only in quantitative numbers but also in qualitative terms. For instance, 2017 was the most violent year recorded in the past two decades, with more than 29,000 violent murders and followed by 27,000 recorded in 2011. Not only various quantitative Read more about AMLO and The Mexican Structural Problem[…]

Thirty-three-year-old Italian and girlfriend killed in Toronto: the shadow of the ‘ndrangheta hangs over the homicide

  A double homicide in Toronto, where a 33-year-old Italian, Cosimo Commisso, has been killed by gun shots together with his girlfriend Chantelle Almeida, who was 26 years old. The shadow of organized crime hangs over the ambush and the names of the  ‘ndrangheta gangs are echoing. The two were killed while travelling with an Read more about Thirty-three-year-old Italian and girlfriend killed in Toronto: the shadow of the ‘ndrangheta hangs over the homicide[…]

Arkady Babchenko’s fake death : Ukraine blames Russia for planning it

Arkady Babchenko, a 41 years-old  Russian journalist who frequently criticised the Kremlin reported to have been killed on Tuesday 29 May. Nevertheless, on Wednesday  31th May, he shocked the public when he appeared alive at a press conference organized by the Ukrainian state security service. Ukrainian authorities first announced that Babchenko was shot three times Read more about Arkady Babchenko’s fake death : Ukraine blames Russia for planning it[…]