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Zakerhossein: Crimes against migrants in Libya manifestly fall outside the ICC Prosecutor's jurisdiction

Monday, May 22, 2017 - 19:37

The ICC's Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda has told the UN that she is looking at what's happening in Libya, particularly the alleged crimes against migrants that include killings, rapes and torture with a view to potentially opening up an investigation. But Mohammad Hadi Zakerhossein argues that she has no jurisdiction.

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Challenges persist for multiple legal actions regarding MH17

Sunday, May 21, 2017 - 11:45

This week, focus has turned to an action lodged in the European Court of Human Rights by lawyer Jerry Skinner on behalf of 33 relatives of MH17 victims. Skinner claims that the application has reached the stage of “ready for judicial determination”. However, the case lodged by Skinner is not yet listed in the court’s database. It is unclear how far the application has progressed but it certainly faces a range of major obstacles.

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ICL MEDIA REVIEW: Catch me if you can. Omar al-Bashir travels to Qatar for conference

Friday, May 19, 2017 - 00:00

In this week's review, news about the ICC Trust Fund for Victims, Nuon Chea’s closing brief, the ICTY and Popovic, Mladic’s provisional release request, the ICC’s Chambers Practice Manual, appeal brief in the ICC contempt case, Bashir’s travel, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights and Brazil and more

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WEEK 19 2017 ICL MEDIA REVIEW

Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 00:00

In this week's review, news about the ICC Prosecutor’s statement on Libya, the ICC’s rejection of Bemba’s reparation request, Austria’s conviction in domestic court for Syrian war crimes, Serbia and the vacant war crimes prosecutor position, Argentinian legislation on human rights abusers’ sentences, and more.

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Victim, perpetrator…pariah? : “No place for a rebel” poses tough questions about amnesty, reconciliation and accountability in Gulu

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 21:07

Former Ugandan rebel Opono Opondo was abducted by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) as a child and forced to participate in the rebel groups reign of terror over Northern Uganda, but later granted amnesty by the Ugandan government. Despite this he has been turned away by his family and community in the northern city of Gulu. He's the subject of the new film by Maartje Wegdam and Ariadne Asimakopoulos aptly titled “No place for a rebel”. Their interview has been published here as part of Justice Hub’s #MyJustice series.

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WEEK 18 2017 ICL MEDIA REVIEW

Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 23:00

In this week's review, news about Cambodia Tribunal Case 002/02 closing statements, a war crimes appeal in Serbia, the upcoming start to the IIIM Syria crimes investigation, the French court’s rejection of Serbia’s Haradinaj extradition request, Uganda and the African Court, and more.

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Northern Ugandans react to end of LRA hunt

Memorial Prayers in Atiak Uganda
Monday, May 1, 2017 - 23:40

On 20 April 2017, the Uganda People’s Defence Force received its first contingent pursuing the leader of Lord’s Resistance Army leader Joseph Kony in the Central African Republic.
This is followed by reports of a decision by the Ugandan government to withdraw its soldiers from the mission pursuing Kony’s rebel group saying that it has been neutralised.
Let’s Talk, Uganda spoke with local northern Ugandans about what they think about this move.

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Clément Abaifouta: “Forgiveness does not come easy after this kind of suffering, but we are working on it.”

Friday, April 28, 2017 - 11:18

Clément Abaifouta is the quintessential survivor. In July 1985, he was arrested by Hissène Habré’s dreaded Documentation and Security Directorate (DDS) just as he was about to leave Chad for further studies in Germany. He would spend the next four years enduring harsh conditions in detention on top of which he was forced to bury fellow detainees in mass graves just outside N’Djamena. In all, Abaifouta believes he buried up to 500 fellow detainees. Abaifouta recently participated in a Q and A session after the airing of the film “The Dictator Hunter”. A portion of that discussion, lightly edited for clarity, has been reproduced here as part of Justice Hub’s #MyJustice series.

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WEEK 17 2017 ICL MEDIA REVIEW

Friday, April 28, 2017 - 00:00

In this week's review, news about the appeal judgment against Habre, the ICC’s unsealed warrant against Gaddafi’s chief of internal security, Rwanda’s genocide conviction, the ICC’s new enforcement agreement with Sweden, Gambia and accountability, and more

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