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MOVE PRESIDENTIAL IMMUNITY DEBATE ON, SAYS FORMER AU ADVISOR
South Africa’s failure to arrest Sudanese President Omar Al Bashir as he attended an African Union (AU) summit in Johannesburg has raised once again the…
Bashir-ICC Fiasco Undermines South Africa, Says Africa Expert
Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir flew out of South Africa on Monday, defying a court order for him to stay, as judges weighed up whether he…
CAMBODIA TRANSITIONAL JUSTICE – IN BRIEF
Context – Khmer Rouge terror: Cambodia has been scarred by decades of violence and war, beginning even before its independence from France in 1953. During…
TRANSITIONAL JUSTICE IN UGANDA – IN BRIEF
Context: Uganda experienced some two decades of civil strife under Milton Obote I (1962–1971), Idi Amin (1971–1979) and Milton Obote II (1980-85). During this period,…
TRANSITIONAL JUSTICE IN MALI – IN BRIEF
Context: Mali’s current crisis erupted in 2012 amid increased Islamist and al-Qaeda activity in the region, linked to events in Libya and the fall of…
TRANSITIONAL JUSTICE IN KENYA – IN BRIEF
Context: Kenya’s history has been marked by human rights abuses. The bloodiest chapter in recent times was the violence that swept the country after presidential…
TRANSITIONAL JUSTICE IN COTE D’IVOIRE – IN BRIEF
Context: (Conflict 1999 – 2011) After independence from France in 1960, Côte d’Ivoire was governed by Félix Houphouët-Boigny until his death in 1993. He was…
European Arrests Refuel Impunity Debate in Liberia
Recent arrests of two Liberian war crimes suspects in Belgium and Switzerland are historic, says a lawyer defending victims. They have also reignited debate in…
Rape as a Weapon of War and the Search for Justice
“It’s truly alarming that in conflicts today there is such huge incidence of sexual violence against women, and that in fact they are targeted for…
Mixed View of Rwanda Tribunal as it Prepares to Close
The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) is set to close its doors this year after pronouncing judgment in its last Appeals trial. Whilst this…
TRANSITIONAL JUSTICE IN SIERRA LEONE – IN BRIEF
Context: Sierra Leone’s Civil War (1991-2002) Sierra Leone’s civil war broke out in 1991 when RUF rebels captured towns on the border with Liberia, and…
TRANSITIONAL JUSTICE IN LIBERIA – IN BRIEF
Context: Civil War (1989 – 2003) The legacy of Liberia’s nearly fifteen-year civil war lives on more than a decade after the war’s end. Liberia…
TRANSITIONAL JUSTICE FOR SOUTH SUDAN – IN BRIEF
Context: South Sudan gained independence from Sudan in 2011 after a bloody, decades-long struggle against the North, often complicated by in-fighting amongst rival southern factions.…