Alors que la 🇨🇭#Suisse est toujours à la recherche de son/sa prochain/e Procureur/e général/e, qui mènera notamment la politique pénale en matière de crimes internationaux, il est important de rappeler à quel point la Suisse est à la traîne dans ce domaine.
Une récente interpellation parlementaire de @roduitbenjamin a débouché sur une réponse sous forme de pure langue de bois.
À la question par exemple de savoir combien de procureurs travaillaient sur les crimes internationaux, les autorités fédérales...
...n’ont même pas daigner donner un chiffre!
En comparaison européenne toutefois, il convient de rappeler que:
➡️ en 🇸🇪#Suède, l'unité des crimes internationaux dispose de plus de 30 collaborateurs. Et réussit à enquêter sur plus de 50 dossiers!
➡️ la 🇫🇮#Finlande révolutionne la manière de traiter les affaires de #compétenceuniverselle, en tenant même une partie de ses procès directement sur le terrain, en l'occurence ces jours-ci au #Liberia et en #SierraLeone.
➡️ l'🇩🇪#Allemagne a déjà tenu de nombreux procès, et vient de condamner pour la première fois un membre du régime de Bachar el-Assad pour complicité de #crimescontrelhumanité.
➡️ les 🇳🇱#PaysBas et la 🇫🇷#France disposent eux aussi de dizaines d'enquêteurs et de procureurs, traitant d'enquêtes particulièrement nombreuses et importantes.
@TRIAL attends du/de la futur/e chef/fe du parquet fédéral un engagement déterminé dans la lutte contre les crimes les plus graves, tout simplement en appliquant fermement les lois votées par le parlement.
Afin que la Suisse puisse à son tour rendre efficacement justice aux...
victimes d'atrocités commises en 🇸🇾#Syrie, 🇱🇾#Libye, 🇦🇫#Afghanistan, 🇨🇩#Congo, 🇧🇦#Bosnie ou ailleurs.
Et n'offre pas un refuge aux bourreaux.
@ChristaMarkwald @CarloSommaruga @beatflach @CottierDamien @FabianMolinaNR @ch_dandres @I_Chevalley @AndreaCaroniAR @PaulRechsteiner

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25 Feb
After the historic verdict rendered yesterday in 🇩🇪#Germany, it is essential to remember that such judgments do not pop out of nowhere. To get there you need to have:
➡️ A solid legal framework enacted by parliament
➡️ Specialised #warcrimes units (investigators & prosecutors), endowed with sufficient resources
➡️ NGOs with the capacity to investigate, file complaints and/or support and represent victims
➡️ Courageous victims, sometimes ready to take significant risks as they step forward
➡️ A procedure fully respecting the rights of the accused and a fair trial that will legitimise the process and the verdict, whatever the outcome.

With respect to the war crimes units, proactive approaches do yield results.
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3 Dec 19
It’s #GivingTuesday!
Here are 9 great reasons to support TRIAL.
Oops, 10 reasons actually, as 2 generous donors will match all donations up to a total of 30,000 USD!!!
Reason #1: Erwin #Sperisen, former chief of police of #Guatemala, will have to serve his 15-year prison sentence for complicity in 7 cases of #extrajudicialexecutions of prisoners. So has decided #Switzerland’s Supreme Court (26 Nov.)…
2. #DRC: three former militiamen, including the infamous warlord Kokodikoko, have been sentenced for #CrimesAgainstHumanity to between 15 years and life in prison. Hundreds of victims have been awarded reparations (19 Nov.)…
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14 Nov 19
A palpable revival of #UniversalJurisdiction is underway in Europe.
Here are 7 examples of recent important activities (trials, arrests, investigations) that have taken place only in the last few weeks.
There are certainly more that I am unaware of.
And certainly more to come.
1. #Sweden
>> Arrest of an Iranian national allegedly involved in the #1988Massacre of thousands of detainees. First ever #UniversalJurisdiction case on #Iran to go ahead.…
2. #Belgium
>> The trial of a #Rwandan man accused of having participated in the 1994 #genocide of the Tutsi minority is currently underway.…
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13 Nov 19
Arrest in #Sweden over 1988 prison massacre in #Iran.
This is what we know so far.
1. A man under the name of Hamid Noury was arrested at Stockholm airport on Saturday 9 November.
2. He is a 58-year old Iranian national.
3. He is suspected of having participated from a prison outside Tehran in the infamous massacre of thousands of detainees during the summer of 1988.
4. He was brought before a judge this morning (13 November).
5. He claims the wrong person has been arrested.
6. The judge seems to have ordered his detention for an initial period of 1 month.
7. Sweden has jurisdiction over crimes under international law amounting to #WarCrimes and is entitled to act when a suspect is present on its territory.
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