Monthly Archives: August 2015

New efforts to ensure justice for Chebeya in Senegal

TweetFive years after the death of Congolese human rights activist, Floribert Chebeya and the disappearance of his colleague Fidèle Bazana shook the Congolese human rights community, the fight for justice continues. Although eight people have been found in connection with … Continue reading

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Reconsidering Lubanga’s Sentence: Views from Ituri

TweetThe following blog was originally posted on the International Justice Monitor website. By Olivia Bueno (24 August, 2015) On August 21, 2015, the International Criminal Court (ICC) heard arguments about whether or not to release Thomas Lubanga, the first person … Continue reading

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Bashir’s shadow visit to Uganda: The subjugation of justice to politics

TweetOn Sunday 9 August, the Ugandan government announced that Sudan’s President Omar Bashir would join Ugandan president, Yoweri Museveni, Kenya’s president, Uhuru Kenyatta and Ethiopian Prime Minister, Hailemariam Desalegn in Entebbe to discuss the political crisis in neighbouring South Sudan. … Continue reading

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“We have lost our hope in politicians”

TweetBurundians recently headed to the polls in a strongly contested election that was boycotted by most of the opposition in protest of the president’s decision to seek a third term. While there has been much discussion of the legitimacy of … Continue reading

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