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CAR’s Special Court ignored by peace deal
A play is currently being staged around Bangui to raise awareness of the role of the Special Criminal Court, which is charged with prosecuting serious…
International crimes: Spotlight on Germany’s war crimes unit
Between 2015 and 2017 Germany’s specialised unit to prosecute international crimes has received more than 4,000 tips of potential war crimes and crimes against humanity.…
C.Africa’s anti-Balaka militia quits disarmament efforts
Two militia groups involved in bloodshed in Central African Republic said Friday they were withdrawing from a disarmament programme following the arrest in France of…
C.Africa football boss held in France on war crimes charges
France on Wednesday arrested a member of Africa’s top footballing body on war crimes charges in the Central African Republic, the International Criminal Court said.…
C.Africa football boss held in France on war crimes charges
France on Wednesday arrested a member of Africa’s top footballing body on war crimes charges in the Central African Republic, the International Criminal Court said.…
Nobel laureates challenge world to end sexual violence
Nobel peace laureates Nadia Murad and Denis Mukwege said Sunday they hoped their award would help them push the international community to act to end…
ICC: What’s on the menu for 2019
The Assembly of State Parties to the International Criminal Court opens its annual session on December 5 in The Hague. Here are the main topics…
Mali: Should there be amnesty or not?
In Mali, human rights activists are demanding withdrawal of a draft law on “national understanding” which would grant amnesty to perpetrators of crimes linked to…
France seeks arrest of three Syrian intelligence officials
France has issued its first international arrest warrants for three senior Syrian intelligence officials, a move hailed by rights groups Monday as an important step…
France seeks arrest of three Syrian officials over missing citizens
France has issued international arrest warrants for three senior Syrian intelligence officials in connection with the deaths of two Franco-Syrian nationals, legal sources said Monday.…
France issues arrest warrants for three senior Syrian officials
France has issued international arrest warrants for three senior Syrian intelligence officials in connection with the deaths of two Franco-Syrian nationals, legal sources said Monday.…
France to take in 100 Yazidi women stranded in Iraqi Kurdistan
French President Emmanuel Macron has pledged to bring to France 100 Yazidi women who were victims of assault by Islamic State fighters in northern Iraq…
Central African lawyers prepare for Special Criminal Court
Lawyers in the Central African Republic (CAR) are working to acquire the necessary expertise to operate at the Special Criminal Court, tasked with trying the…
Central African human rights defenders say no to amnesty
As talks are announced in the Central African Republic between the government and armed groups, the country’s human rights organizations and their international partners such…
Germany issues arrest warrant for top Assad ally: report
German prosecutors have issued an international arrest warrant for a top Syrian intelligence officer accused of overseeing the torture and murder of hundreds of detainees,…
Burundi to hold referendum to extend Nkurunziza rule
Burundians on Thursday will vote in a referendum on sweeping constitutional reforms that would shore up the power of President Pierre Nkurunziza and enable him…
Burundi to hold referendum to extend Nkurunziza rule
Burundians on Thursday will vote in a referendum on sweeping constitutional reforms that would shore up the power of President Pierre Nkurunziza and enable him…
Burundi MPs approve police searches without warrants
The lower house of Burundi’s parliament has voted to allow security forces in the politically tense nation to conduct night raids without a search warrant.…
Macron urged to pressure Saudi prince over Yemen war
Ten international rights groups called on French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday to pressure Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman over his country’s bombing campaign…