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Belgium: the money changer, the militiaman and the Rwandan academic
There have been a series of arrests in Europe in recent months of Rwandans accused of participating in the 1994 genocide. After Félicien Kabuga in…
Rwanda wins on ICTR convict early releases
It’s a U-turn, that applies to convicts from Rwanda and former Yugoslavia. In his September 17 decision, the new presiding judge of the International Residual…
The good and bad manners of Nigeria towards the ICC
Nigeria is no doubt the African state that sent the strongest message supporting the International Criminal Court (ICC) after the American president announced sanctions against…
The ICC is looking for a new prosecutor – and it starts with a surprise
On June 30, the selection committee in charge of submitting candidates for the most important job at the International Criminal Court – the Prosecutor –…
Rwanda tribunal residual body fails to catch fugitives
The Mechanism charged with residual tasks of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) lies outside the Tanzanian town of Arusha, and seemingly outside of…
First ICTR review trial for former Rwandan minister Ngirabatware
Augustin Ngirabatware is the first person convicted by the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda to obtain a review hearing on his judgment. From 16 to…
Congo’s Kasai region demands justice
Three years after the outbreak of bloody violence in the Kasai region, Congolese justice is wavering in tackling it. Tired of waiting, the victims are…
Judges urge France to take acquitted Rwandan
The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda received cooperation from States to arrest the 73 people it tried, but when it closed in December 2015, it…
How Rwandans are writing about the genocide
Despite a very rich oral culture, Rwanda was virtually absent from the modern African literary and cinema scene before 1994. Several authors and a rare…
Rwanda: More cases in run-up to 25th genocide anniversary
In December, Belgium and France made several announcements on cases related to the Rwandan genocide of 1994. Almost 25 years after the massacres that took…
Mali and the difficulty of seeking truth under fire
Mali’s Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission is coming to the end of its three-year mandate. But it is only just starting to deploy in the…
Uganda faces first test with Kwoyelo LRA trial 
In Uganda, the trial of former LRA rebel commander Thomas Kwoyelo is set to start on Monday November 12 in the northern town of Gulu.…
Week in Review: Retrial for Rwandan ex-minister, appeal for Rohingya children
The retrial of former Rwandan Planning Minister Augustin Ngirabatware is to take place on September 24 to 28 before the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals…
Week in Review: Ivorian amnesty and Bemba acquittal provoke reactions
In Côte d’Ivoire, the main transitional justice focus remained an amnesty granted on August 6 by President Ouattara to 700 people convicted or charged in…
Week in Review: Opponents amnestied in Côte d’Ivoire and South Sudan
In the past week, two African heads of State have granted amnesties to their opponents. In Côte d’Ivoire, the decision was announced on August 6…
Week in Review: Targeting impunity in the CAR, DR Congo and Palestine
MINUSCA, the United Nations mission in the Central African Republic, has called on the nation’s judicial authorities to investigate grave crimes committed in the southeast…
Week in Review: One warlord on trial in the DRC, and one sentenced in the US
The trial of former Congolese militia leader Maro Ntumwa (dubbed the “Moroccan”) by a military tribunal in South Kivu, eastern DRC, opened on April 13…
Week in Review: Scandal at the ICC, questions on Burundi and Mali
The International Criminal Court is rocked by a huge scandal implicating its first Prosecutor, Luis Moreno Ocampo, while the Central African Republic pursues its difficult…
Week in Review: DR Congo, Tunisia, Mali and Côte d’Ivoire
In this week’s transitional justice review, a rebel leader wanted for crimes against humanity is handed over to the authorities in Kinshasa, civil society in…