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And justice for all

From African Arguments Africa has a very serious justice deficit. That should really be the lens through which to view the controversy about the International Criminal Court (ICC) and its alleged bias against Africa. Justice simply cannot keep up with atrocities on the continent. This was again brought home forcefully by the horrifying details that are […]

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Rwandan Foreign Minister: ‘Where is a white man convicted by the ICC?’

Is Rwanda choosing impunity over international justice? Louise Mushikiwabo is this week’s guest on Conflict Zone, DW’s top political talk show. Louise Mushikiwabo on Conflict Zone The Foreign Minister of Rwanda accused the International Criminal Court (ICC) of having a racial bias and of being little more than a tool for Western countries “to manipulate […]

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Al-Bashir gets green light for return trip to South Africa

Shenaaz Jamal and Neo Goba |  The ANC has given Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir the green light to return to South Africa to attend the Forum on China-Africa Co-operation in December. Minster of International Relations and Co-operation Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, speaking yesterday at the party’s National General Council meeting in Midrand, said President Jacob Zuma had […]

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What To Do about Sudan’s al-Bashir and the UN General Assembly?

From The Council on Foreign Relations by John Campbell August 25, 2015 Outgoing International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo (R) of Argentina leaves after the swearing-in ceremony to install Fatou Bensouda of Gambia as his successor at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, Netherlands June 15, 2012. (Courtesy Reuters/Bas Czerwinski/Pool) In early August, […]

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Is Eritrea the North Korea of Africa?

From The Christian Science Monitor Should Eritrea’s track record on human rights crimes and religious freedom warrant a referral to the International Criminal Court at The Hague? By Robert P. George and Thomas J. Reese, Guest bloggers AUGUST 18, 2015 Pascal Rossignol/Reuters The question evidently matters to the UN Human Rights Council, which last month extended for […]

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ICC to rule on non-cooperation in Uhuru Kenyatta case

By VALENTINE OBARA and WALTER MENYA Posted  Friday, August 7  2015 at  17:15 ICC will decide on August 19 whether the Assembly of State Parties should take action against Kenya for alleged non-cooperation in the case against President Uhuru Kenyatta. Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda had requested the court’s Appeals Chamber to overturn Trial Chamber’s decision not to take […]

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Eritrea sees UN scrutiny, migrant exodus as part of “conspiracy”

By Tom Miles, Reuters July 9, 2015 GENEVA (Reuters) – A top Eritrean diplomat said human traffickers, not rights abuses, were driving people to leave the impoverished African country, after a U.N. body accused the government of presiding over forced labour, torture and other rights violations. Ambassador Tesfamicael Gerahtu told Reuters in Geneva on Tuesday […]

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Bashir Flight Leaves ICC in Stalemate

From Chatham House Dr Miša Zgonec-Rožej Associate Fellow, International Law South Africa’s failure to arrest the Sudanese president is the latest incident in a troubled relationship between the court and African states. The empty chair of Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir at the African Union Summit in Johannesburg on 15 June 2015. Photo by Getty Images. […]

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Open letter to the jurist community, human rights activists in the world

From Rwanda’s New Times THIERRY KEVIN GATETE Dear learned friends, I call on you today, painfully, because I have come to a point where I question my vocation, looking at the abuse that is consistently done in the name of justice, which we were all called to defend, and the law, which we took an […]

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Bashir Flight Leaves ICC in Stalemate

From Chatham House   Miša Zgonec-Rožej Dr Miša Zgonec-Rožej Associate Fellow, International Law South Africa’s failure to arrest the Sudanese president is the latest incident in a troubled relationship between the court and African states. Bashir Flight Leaves ICC in Stalemate Sudan President Omar Al-Bashir was allowed to leave South Africa on 15 June in […]

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