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Executive Director, TRIAL International (@Trial). Tweets in 🇬🇧 & 🇫🇷. #UniversalJurisdiction #CompétenceUniverselle Soft spot: believes in the rule of law.
Sep 28, 2021 7 tweets 3 min read
⚖️Hugely important decision rendered by the Swiss Federal Criminal Court in a case regarding the assassination of former Iranian opposition figure Kazem Rajavi, killed by a commando sent by #Iran🇮🇷 in 1990 in #Switzerland🇨🇭: for the FCC...
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...the Office of the Attorney General cannot rule out the application of the crime of #genocide or of #crimesagainsthumanity, even if both provisions only entered the criminal code (well) after the 1990 assassination. Having determined that prosecuting this murder is...
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Sep 28, 2021 6 tweets 3 min read
⚖️Décision importante concernant l’assassinat par un commando #iranien🇮🇷 de Kazem Radjavi en #Suisse🇨🇭 en 1990: le Tribunal pénal fédéral juge que le Ministère public de la Confédération ne peut pas exclure que les incriminations de #génocide et…
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swissinfo.ch/fre/l-enqu%C3%… …de #crimescontrelhumanité puissent s’appliquer à cette affaire, quand bien même ces incriminations sont postérieures aux faits. En déclarant que le crime commis par les agents iraniens n’est pas prescrit, le TPF rend une décision de principe extrêmement importante…
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Feb 25, 2021 9 tweets 8 min read
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.
1/ 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...
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parlament.ch/fr/ratsbetrieb…
Feb 25, 2021 7 tweets 5 min read
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
1/ ➡️ 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
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Dec 3, 2019 12 tweets 13 min read
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!!!
👉👉👉tri.al/f9D 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.) trialinternational.org/latest-post/sw…
Nov 14, 2019 29 tweets 35 min read
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.
nytimes.com/reuters/2019/1…
Nov 13, 2019 8 tweets 4 min read
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.