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

Monday, October 2, 2017 - 20:08

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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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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Week 1 2017 ICL Media Review

ICL/JH Weekly review
Sunday, January 8, 2017 - 12:00

In this week's review, the ICC decides on jurisdiction in the Ntaganda case, former Kosovo prime minister arrested for alleged war crimes, call for international judges in Sri Lanka war crimes probe and much more.

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Bemba: First sentence for SGBV and turning point for the ICC

Jean-Pierre Bemba
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 15:17

About fourteen years after its creation, the ICC issued its first ever trial judgment for sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) in March this year when it convicted Jean-Pierre Bemba for his responsibility as commander for two counts of war crimes and three counts of crimes against humanity, including rape.

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Thabo Sam Thobei

I think it is high time that ICC should do some work in Africa. They critic the court so that they can continue with their malpractices.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 16:15
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Dear ICC: A letter from a DRC-based activist

Peace keepers from Tanzania patrol Sake, North Kivu in the DRC
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 17:03

Dear ICC, we’re getting ready to vote and we need you,” says Chantal who is also a political aspirant in the upcoming national elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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Jean-Pierre Bemba is eagerly awaited by many in the DRC

Newspaper headlines in Kinshasa, DRC
Friday, March 18, 2016 - 14:46

People in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, are impatiently awaiting the return of Jean-Pierre Bemba. The opposition politician has been held by the International Criminal Court since 2010 for allegedly having committed crimes against humanity and war crimes in 2002 and 2003 in the Central African Republic.

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Mirembe Richard...

Here in ituri, we have really suffered in the hands of kabila regime, the LENDU, MILITIAS have killed and rided the Heema minority group, when UN, FRDCS,are just watching. Sincerely we hope Bemba will answer our need for peace and security in this region.ICC release BEMBA

Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 14:11
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Iwish bemba could return, we Baheema ituri, we suffered, by the militia groups of the lendus, killing us, riding thousands of our cattle. In the eyes of FARDC, what a reckless government of kabila. We are up for JPBemba. Hope he will address this ethinic war.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 14:06
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Mixed opinions about the ICC in DRC

MLC supporters at a rally in support of the release of Jean-Pierre Bemba
Monday, December 28, 2015 - 12:12

In Goma, the main town in the province of North Kivu in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo, there are widely differing views about the International Criminal Court.

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The ICC and the DRC in 2015

Jean-Pierre Bemba at the ICC
Wednesday, December 23, 2015 - 09:53

A look back at the cases involving people from the DRC at the International Criminal Court.

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Germain Katanga's return to the DRC

Germain Katanga at the ICC
Tuesday, December 8, 2015 - 10:31

Last month, the International Criminal Court’s decided to reduce Germain Katanga’s sentence. People in Ituri Province of the Democratic Republic of Congo are hoping that he will play a key role in convincing other rebels in the region to hand in their weapons.

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People in North Kivu in the DRC wonder where is the ICC?

Congolese soldiers on patrol near Bunia
Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - 09:09

For more than 20 years, various rebel forces have been fighting in the North Kivu region in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo. According to civil society organisations, they’re committing war crimes that fall under the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court.

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Eduardo Ampo

I wish to congratulates the ICC Prosecutor Hon Fatou Bensauda in her good performance in the ICC. my Email add is baganiampo@gmail.com

Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 03:46
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