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ICJ Media Review: Trust Fund for Victims makes final submissions on reparations in Al-Mahdi case

Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 00:00

In this week's review, news about a MICT review for Ngirabatware, Defence and Prosecution closing arguments at the ECCC, reparations submissions in Al-Mahdi case, MICT response to detained Turkish Judge, ICC jurisdiction of war crimes of rape and sexual slavery of child soldiers, Bensouda on Gaddafi and Al-Tuhami and more

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Overview of the ICC Prosecution’s case against Bosco Ntaganda

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 17:58

On February 16, 2017, the last prosecution witness to testify against former Congolese rebel leader Bosco Ntaganda at the International Criminal Court (ICC) concluded giving evidence. Ntaganda’s trial began in September 2015, and in the 17 months since the opening of the prosecution’s case at the court based in The Hague, prosecutors called 71 individuals to give testimony. This article gives an overview of the prosecution evidence heard in open session during the trial.

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ICJ Media Review: Ntaganda testifies at The Hague

Saturday, June 17, 2017 - 00:00

In this week's review, news about Ntaganda’s testimony, Bemba’s leave to appeal on reparation experts, the beginning of the Stanisic and Simatovic retrial, the ICC Prosecutor on Darfur and more

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Peaceful nations are all alike; every unstable nation is unstable in its own way

Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 17:08

By Janet Anderson

What makes one nation more peaceful or stable than the next? Steve Killelea, the founder and Executive Director of the Institute for Economics and Peace believes that he has cracked the code that explains why some nations are more prone to instability than others. Killelea believes it all comes down to eight different elements which add up to contribute to a country’s “positive peace” score.

The elements are “a well-functioning government, low levels of corruption, strong business environment,...

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ICJ Media Review: Charles Taylors ex-wife faces trial in London for torture allegations in Liberia

Friday, June 9, 2017 - 15:43

In this week's review, news about addresses of the ICTY and MICT Prosecutor and President to the UN Security Council, ECCC decision on the time limit of Case 002/02 closing brief, and domestic proceedings for torture against Charles Taylor’s ex-wife

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Lessons from the former Yugoslavia, Libya…and NASA’s Voyager 1

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 23:01

As a former legal officer for the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), Grant Dawson knows better than most the consequences when war erupts on a barbarous scale: “I went to detention centres where people were raped and tortured and killed in ways that you could not possibly imagine. You couldn't imagine it.”

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There is a saying in Nigeria that "prevention is better than cure". This saying recaptures my understanding of this speech.

There is another saying that "justice is for the living". What this means is that whatever we regard as justice must be capable of preserving, securing or safeguarding life. This ought to be the preoccupation of the world today. All the commissions of inquiries, investigations, trials and even convictions after the destruction of lives and properties benefits only people that are alive. This means that the dead are left to take care of themselves (if that is even possible).

To prevent crisis governments and international organizations at all levels must be on high alert. From practical experience, it is the improper or lack of resolving simple disputes and disagreements that leads to the greatest wars that usually claim the lives of innocent people who may not even know or understand the origin of the crisis.

Individuals must adjust themselves, and make it their duty to actively participate or timeously report to security agencies, anything that is capable of breaching the peace in order to protect human life and properties, and prevent violent crimes from happening. This is the surest guarantee to world peace.

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Tunisia’s declaration for direct access to the African Court is an important step for dual African Union and Arab League nations

Monday, June 5, 2017 - 09:04

Tunisia’s declaration marks an important step forward for a group of states which, although benefiting from membership of both the African Union and Arab League, have provided very limited access for individuals and NGOs to either the African human rights system or Arab human rights system. Even with their dual status as members of both the union and league, the benefits of membership of both human rights systems for Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Mauritania, Somalia, Sudan, Tunisia, the Union of the Comoros and Djibouti have been left largely unavailable and unrealised.

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ICL MEDIA REVIEW: Saif Gaddafi freed under Libyan amnesty law despite ICC arrest warrant

Friday, June 2, 2017 - 21:17

In this week's review, news about Stanisic and Simatovic’s surrender ahead of retrial, OHCHR report on CAR crimes, Saif Gaddafi’s freedom, African Court on indigenous peoples’ rights, and more

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Habré's victims worry that they won't see a penny of the reparations funds

Friday, May 26, 2017 - 04:46

After the long battle to bring former Chadian strongman Hissène Habré to justice, Clément Abaifouta, the head of the Chadian victims’ association is worried that reparations “funds will never reach the pockets of those for whom they are intended”. He argues that is bad news for more than just the victims of the excesses of the Habré regime.

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ICL MEDIA REVIEW: ASP President Sidiki Kaba holds conference on ICC cooperation

Friday, May 26, 2017 - 00:00

In this week's review, news about ICC cooperation and African justice, Mladic and provisional release, the IACHR on US border patrol, Bensouda’s statement on CAR, ECCC victims’ brief and call for life sentence, and more

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