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Atrocities in Beni: Struggling to Make Sense of the Violence

TweetOn 2 June 2016, the Congolese organisation Filimbi asked Fatou Bensouda, Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), to investigate the ongoing situation near Beni, in the North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). In the … Continue reading

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Democratic Republic of Congo: tense electoral process

TweetThe Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is still without an electoral calendar, despite the fact that presidential elections are supposed to be held this year. As a result, the political climate is tense, compounded by the uncertainty of who will … Continue reading

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Between Hope and Skepticism: Congolese Await the Trial of Ntaganda

TweetThe following blog was originally posted on the International Justice Monitor website. (2 September 2015) Today, September 2, the trial of Bosco Ntaganda began at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague. This will be an important trial for … Continue reading

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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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Congolese “Refugees” and Freedom of Movement in the Kampala Urban Space

Tweet“My heart is crying that during the prime of life when I and my family should be enjoying life; eating well, dressing well, living well… this is the time we are refugees, wasting our lives and it hurts so much. … Continue reading

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Release Human Rights Defender Christopher Ngoyi Mutamba

TweetThe International Refugee Rights Initiative (IRRI) was concerned to learn of the arrest, on the 21 January 2014, of Christopher Ngoyi Mutamba by part of the presidential guard while with fellow activists in an outdoor bar in Kinshasa. Share on … Continue reading

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Criminals or Victims? The Complexities of Addressing the Requests of ICC Witnesses for Asylum

Tweet(This blog first appeared on the International Justice Monitor, a project of the Open Society Justice Initiative.) On June 27, a Dutch court refused the appeal of three former the International Criminal Court (ICC) witnesses, Floribert Ndjabu Ngabu, Sharif Manda Ndadza Dz’Na, … Continue reading

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In Ituri, Katanga Verdict Viewed as a Limited Success

TweetOn Friday, March 7, 2014, Trial Chamber II at the International Criminal Court (ICC) convicted, by a majority, Germain Katanga as an accessory to four war crimes (murder, attacking a civilian population, destruction of property, and pillaging) and one crime … Continue reading

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Waiting for Judgment: Communities in Ituri Await the Katanga Verdict with Impatience

TweetThe verdict in the case against Germain Katanga, the alleged commander of the Forces de Résistance Patriotique en Ituri (FRPI), for war crimes and crimes against humanity in relation to an attack on the village of Bogoro in Ituri, Democratic Republic … Continue reading

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