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Woewiyu and Jabbateh verdicts: How court cases abroad bolster the momentum for justice in Liberia

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Friday, August 10, 2018 - 13:50

With an increasing number of trials of alleged Liberian war criminals happening abroad, victims are demanding explanations from President George Weah as to why other countries are prosecuting alleged Liberian war criminals while their own government remains inactive.

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Hague court could give Iran a moral victory over the US (Part 3)

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Friday, August 10, 2018 - 12:48

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague, will hear arguments about a case Iran has filed challenging the imposition of sanctions by the United States. This article, the third in a three-part series, looks at the possible outcomes of Iran’s legal gambit.

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Iran wants Hague court to dull the impact of US sanctions (Part 2)

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Friday, August 10, 2018 - 12:41

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague, will hear arguments about a case Iran has filed challenging the imposition of sanctions by the United States. This article, the second in a three-part series, explains how the International Court of Justice works

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Lawfare: Iran-US nuclear deal row to play out in Hague Courtroom (Part I)

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Friday, August 10, 2018 - 12:28

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague, will hear arguments about a case Iran has filed challenging the imposition of sanctions by the United States. This article, the first in a three-part series, gives readers some background information on how this dispute ended up in The Hague

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Fugitive Turned Peacemaker: Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir Continues to Visit Uganda Despite ICC Arrest Warrants

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Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 10:53

By Lino Owor Ogora

Earlier this month, Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir defied his two outstanding arrest warrants from the International Criminal Court (ICC) and visited Uganda. This is the third time in three years that he has made this trip despite his fugitive status. The purpose of al-Bashir’s visit on this occasion was to help broker a...

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Confirmation of Charges Hearing against Thomas Kwoyelo in Ugandan Court Postponed Indefinitely; Judiciary Cites Lack of Funds

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Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 14:21

By Lino Owor Ogora

The confirmation of charges hearing against Thomas Kwoyelo, which was scheduled to start on Monday, July 23, has been postponed again, indefinitely this time. The reason for the postponement is purportedly due to lack of funds. This makes it the third postponement in a row and leaves uncertainty on whether the charges against Kwoyelo will be confirmed.

Kwoyelo, a former commander in the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), is...

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A Liberian war criminal tried to conceal his past but a US court finds him guilty

Tom Woewiyu
Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 18:47

Former BBC correspondent Elizabeth Blunt recently testified in a US court against Tom Woewiyu, former rebel spokesman, on his role the Liberian war. But what sentence might he get, having been found guilty of immigration fraud and perjury rather than war crimes?

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Justice is being served.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 23:57
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Emmanuel T. Tarbleh

An investigation based on the defendant's alleged violation of US Immigration laws that could well be turned into a war crime case. But I strongly believe that this case has a war crime undertone disguised into a US immigration laws violation.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 11:00
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Varney Gray

It's time for justice,liberian needs the right justice which was taken away for years ago.am begging the international community to please bring those individual to public justice.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 13:26
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Prince Jarteh

We need justice too in Liberia those who supported crimes against humanity need to be prosecuted by law.

Monday, July 9, 2018 - 09:41
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Mohammed Kromah

This is what should be done to everyone who participated in the civil war. however once he is in the best situation to face justice, let it prevail.

Sunday, July 8, 2018 - 20:54
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Don Ferencz: Powerful countries shouldn’t dodge ratifying the crime of aggression

Donald M. Ferencz - Convenor of the Global Institute for the Prevention of Aggression
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 12:12

On July 17, the International Criminal Court (ICC) will be able to prosecute individual leaders for waging aggressive war against other states. Aggression is the fourth core international crime recognized under the Rome Statute in addition to genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes. To better understand the crime of aggression, we spoke to Donald M. Ferencz, the Convenor of the Global Institute for the Prevention of Aggression

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The new ICC crime of aggression could make leaders think twice if they are considering invading

Jennifer Trahan - NYU Center for Global Affairs
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 10:12

On July 17, the International Criminal Court (ICC) will be able to prosecute individual leaders for waging aggressive war against other states. Aggression is the fourth core international crime recognized under the Rome Statute in addition to genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes. To better understand the crime of aggression, we spoke to Jennifer Trahan, a Clinical Professor at the NYU Center for Global Affairs.

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How the activation of aggression as a crime at the ICC has already had an effect in Britain

Sheryn Omeri, a barrister at Cloisters Chambers
Monday, July 23, 2018 - 12:12

On July 17, the International Criminal Court (ICC) will be able to prosecute individual leaders for waging aggressive war against other states. Aggression is the fourth core international crime recognized under the Rome Statute in addition to genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes. To better understand the crime of aggression, we spoke to Sheryn Omeri, a barrister at Cloisters Chambers about efforts to prosecute aggression in the United Kingdom.

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