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Gambia in search of justice: the cases against former Interior Minister Ousmane Sonko

TweetOn 26 January 2017, Gambia’s former Interior Minister, Ousmane Sonko, was arrested near Berne in Switzerland and charged with crimes against humanity. Two alleged victims, supported by the Swiss NGO TRIAL International, recently filed criminal charges against Sonko, claiming that … Continue reading

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Why We Shouldn’t Ignore What’s Happening in Cameroon

TweetWhen Cameroon’s President Paul Biya decided to switch the internet in Cameroon’s anglophone provinces back on in April after three months, it might have looked like the crisis that had paralysed those parts of the country since the end of … Continue reading

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The International Criminal Court and the Bashir problem

TweetInternational Justice Day is celebrated on 17 July, the anniversary of the adoption of the Rome Statute for the International Criminal Court (ICC). The day is meant to serve as a reminder of the importance of bringing perpetrators of war … 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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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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A significant step in the fight against impunity for African leaders

TweetFor years, people have wondered if Hissène Habré would ever be brought to justice. Therefore, the start of his trial in Dakar, Senegal on 20 July 2015 by the Extraordinary African Chambers marks an important turning point in the fight … Continue reading

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New amnesty precedent set by the Kweyelo case: what does it mean for Ongwen?

TweetOn 8 April 2015, the Supreme Court of Uganda decided the matter of Uganda vs. Kweyelo and set a new precedent that narrowed the application of Uganda’s Amnesty Act, clarifying that not all crimes are eligible for amnesty – only those … Continue reading

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Burundi: no business as usual

TweetIf ever evidence was needed to show that the transition from conflict to sustainable peace is a long, hard road, recent events in Burundi have demonstrated it. The announcement on 23 April 2015 by President Nkurunziza that he would run … Continue reading

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