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Time for Africa’s voice to be heard in international arbitration

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 22:40

It’s time for a shake up in international arbitration. For too long, Africa and other regions of the world have punched below their weight on matters of continental and international arbitration. People like Senegalese Professor Makane Moïse Mbengue of the University of Geneva think it’s time things changed.

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An Emerging Framework for All of Africa: The Right to a Fair Trial at The African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights and Fair Trial Rights

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 14:48

At the end of last month,, the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights (African Court) handed down an unprecedented ten decisions. These decisions, made up of judgements, requests for advisory opinions and applications for interpretation of past judgements each all deserve to be examined in detail. This article by Oliver Windridge does just that.

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Letting Burundi go: ICC withdrawal test for international commitment to justice

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 11:05

As Burundi becomes the first country to leave the International Criminal Court (ICC) this week, the withdrawal is a test case for the commitment of the international community to global justice. Will there be consequences for the country?

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Weekly ICJ Media Review: Ratko Mladic Trial Judgment to be delivered on 22 November

Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 22:18

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Ratko Mladic Trial Judgment to be delivered on 22 November

On 18 October, the Trial Chamber of the ICTY announced the date and time of the pronouncement of the judgment in the case of The Prosecutor v. Ratko Mladić, set for Wednesday, 22 November 2017 at 10am. The former Bosnian Serb commander faces up to life imprisonment on two counts of genocide and nine counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity. Following his arrest in 2011 after being 16 years on the run, his trial ...

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Outreach in the Hissène Habré trial was an exercise in winning hearts and minds

Sunday, October 1, 2017 - 11:48

By Justice Hub

Some things are impossible until they happen. Hissène Habré, the former Chadian dictator, evaded justice for almost three decades. Many of his victims had lost hope that he would ever be brought to justice let alone that it could happen on African soil. But the impossible did happen and Habré will now spend the rest of his natural life in a Senegalese jail thanks to a sentence passed by the Extraordinary African Chambers or Chambres...

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ICJ Media Review: Victims and family members begin testifying at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon

Saturday, September 2, 2017 - 15:56

In this week's review, news about Serbia seeking Mladic release, Victim testimony at the STL, ICC cooperation requests on Al-Werfalli, a Bemba et al leave to reply decision, a human rights report on Venezuela, war crimes arrest in Kosovo, a Sri Lankan ambassadors implication in war crimes, and more

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 13:01
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For the Central African Republic there will be no peace without justice

Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 13:21

By Kathryn Kraft

The government of the Central African Republic recently signed a peace deal with 13 rebel groups to bring an end to violence that has plagued the country since 2013.

There has been a series of conferences, summits, agreements and plans for peace in the past five years, yet instability in the republic continues. The most...

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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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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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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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