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PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS AMID TENSION IN GUINEA
Guineans are called to the ballot box this Sunday October 11 for only the second “free” presidential elections in the country’s history. Although the campaign…
URGENT REFORMS NEEDED TO CLOSE CONGO IMPUNITY GAP, SAYS HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH
Impunity still rules in the Democratic Republic of Congo, especially in the east, where rebel groups — and also the Congolese army — have killed,…
Nightmare week for US in Afghanistan forces policy review
A deadly airstrike on a hospital capped a disastrous week for US forces in Afghanistan, but for war-weary Afghans the Taliban’s brief capture of Kunduz…
DEALING WITH THE PAST WILL TAKE TIME IN SRI LANKA, SAYS ANALYST
Sri Lanka’s new unity government is promising accountability for war crimes, although it has stopped short of accepting an international inquiry. President Maithripala Sirisena, who…
BELGIAN CASE ON SIERRA LEONE BLOOD DIAMONDS COULD SET PRECEDENT
Michel Desaedeleer, a US and Belgian citizen, was arrested in Spain at the end of August on a European arrest warrant, suspected of enslavement as…
Ukraine gives ICC green light to probe alleged crimes in the East
The Ukrainian government on Tuesday gave a green light to the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate crimes committed on its territory since February 20,…
KENYA “NON-COOPERATION” BACK ON ICC AGENDA
The Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court on Wednesday ordered a re-examination of allegations that Kenya failed to cooperate with the Court in the…
SRI LANKA POLLS COULD BE “CRUCIAL” FOR RECONCILIATION
Sri Lanka goes to the polls on Monday August 17 in parliamentary elections. According to a recent International Crisis Group Report, the outcome could be crucial…
WE HAVE HELPED THE ICC, SAYS DEPARTING US WAR CRIMES AMBASSADOR
Stephen Rapp has been the US Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes since August 2009. On August 7, 2015, he is stepping down from his post. Prior…
ICC Should Learn Lessons from Côte d’Ivoire, Says Human Rights Watch Jurist
The International Criminal Court (ICC) must broaden its investigation into the 2010-2011 post-election violence in Côte d’Ivoire to include violations committed by loyalists of President…
“Guilt Should Not Blind Us” to Rwanda Abuses, Says Expert
The surprise June 20, 2015 arrest in London of Rwandan spy chief Karenzi Karake on a Spanish arrest warrant brought strong protest from the Rwandan…
South Sudan Government Forces Committed War Crimes, says Human Rights Watch
South Sudanese government forces and allied fighters carried out scores of killings, rapes, and widespread burning and pillage of civilian property in a military offensive…
HIGH-RISK PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS IN BURUNDI
Citizens of Burundi are called to the polls Tuesday July 21 for presidential elections that are taking place amid high tension. Incumbent president Pierre Nkurunziza’s…
ICC GOES “INTERACTIVE” FOR INTERNATIONAL JUSTICE DAY
Today is International Criminal Justice Day. According to the International Criminal Court (ICC), “17 July unites all those who wish to support justice, promote victims’…
ERITREA CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY COMMISSION FACES CHALLENGES, SAYS CHAIRMAN
In June, an inquiry commission of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) published a 500-page report detailing how Eritrea, under Isaias Afwerki’s iron-fisted regime…
SREBRENICA MARKS TWENTY YEARS AFTER GENOCIDE
The remains of 136 people killed in Srebrenica, Bosnia, in 1995 are being buried Saturday during a ceremony marking the 20th anniversary of a massacre…
CASE AGAINST RWANDAN SPY CHIEF APPEARS FLIMSY, SAYS EXPERT
Arrested Rwandan spy chief Karenzi Karake is due to reappear in court in Britain on Thursday, where prosecutors have asked for his extradition to Spain.…
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…