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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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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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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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Reactions to the Sentencing of Germain Katanga: Some Comfort, Some Frustration

Tweet(This blog first appeared on the International Justice Monitor, a project of the Open Society Justice Initiative.) On May 23, the International Criminal Court (ICC) handed down a 12-year prison sentence to the convicted Congolese militia leader Germain Katanga. Despite … Continue reading

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Bemba’s colleagues arrested for witness tampering, sparking an indignant response in the DRC

Tweet This blog was first posted by the Open Society Justice Initiative. In the early morning hours of  November 24, police in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) arrested Fidèle Babala Wandu, a member of the DRC Parliament and Deputy … Continue reading

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Hissène Habré is arrested and charged in Senegal

TweetThis may be the first time that a former African Head of State is put on trial in Africa. On 8 February 2013, the Extraordinary African Chambers embedded in the Senegalese justice system were inaugurated in order to judge Hissène … Continue reading

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Will the trial of former Chadian ruler, Habré, finally take place? The Senegalese authorities take a major step forward

TweetThe President of the Republic of Senegal, Macky Sall, speaking on July 15 at the African Union (AU) Summit in Addis Ababa, reiterated his commitment to getting the trial of former Chadian President underway before the end of 2012. As … Continue reading

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