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GHANAIAN AND INTERNATIONAL GROUPS KICK OFF CAMPAIGN TO PROSECUTE YAHYA JAMMEH

A powerful campaign dubbed Jammeh2JusticeGhana has been launched in Accra, the Ghana capital, calling for prosecution of former Gambian leader, Yahya Jammeh, for the 2005 massacres of 44 innocent Ghanaian migrants in the Gambia, who were on their way to seek greener pastures in Europe and were allegedly mistaken for coup plotters by Jammeh’s intelligence.…

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Ghana News Agency – African regional courts must prosecute international crimes – Gambia Chief Justice

D. Davies – The Gambia, May 9 2018. Banjul (The Gambia) Regional Courts in Africa should be allowed to prosecute international crimes as a way of strengthening complementarity on the Continent, Chief Justice Hassan Jallow of The Gambia suggested. “I remain convinced that complementarity can and should be taken a notch higher by vesting African…

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Yahya Jammeh Should Be Prosecuted, But Where? West African Perspective Meeting in Banjul, The Gambia

Africa Legal Aid (AFLA) in cooperation with the Attorney General’s Chambers and Ministry of Justice of the Gambia, and the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, convened a West Africa Stakeholders’ Meeting on Emerging Trends on Complementarity, as well as a 20th Anniversary Commemoration of the Rome Statute of the ICC. The…

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Ghana News Agency – ICC Crime of Aggression Finally Activated

D. Davies – London, Jan 30 2018. The long-awaited activation of the Crime of Aggression under the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court (ICC) has taken place and will come into force on July 17, 2018. This would coincide with the 20th anniversary of the founding of the Rome Statute of the Global War Crimes Court.…

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ICC issues additional decision on reparations for Lubanga’s victims

On December 15, 2017, Trial Chamber II of the International Criminal Court has issued a decision on victims’ reparations in the case ‘The Prosecutor v. Thomas Lubanga Dyilo’, setting Lubanga’s liability for collective reparations at USD 10,000,000. In a Press Release the Court underlines that “the Chamber examined a sample of 475 applications representative of…

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Ongoing ICC Judicial Elections

Six new judges will be elected to the International Criminal Court at the ongoing session of the Assembly of States Parties (ASP) of the ICC at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. So far the Assembly has elected two new judges, namely Akane Tomoko from Japan and Ibañez Carranza Luz del Carmen from Peru, both…

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The International Criminal Court authorizes investigation in Burundi

Pre-Trial Chamber III of the International Criminal Court issued a public decision authorizing the ICC Prosecutor to open an investigation regarding crimes within the jurisdiction of the Court, allegedly committed in Burundi, or by nationals of Burundi outside Burundi from 26 April 2015 to 26 October 2017. In the period under consideration, alleged human rights violations were…

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Take part in AFLA Youth Essay Competition

Africa Legal Aid (AFLA) Youth Essay Competition The Youth Essay Competition is directed at reaching a large audience of African youth, providing them with a platform to discuss contemporary issues of international criminal justice. Criteria for participation Participants must be African and African based. Participants must be between 21 and 27 years of age. Participants…

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“The AFLA Quarterly is now considered by many academics and human rights advocates in Africa and abroad to be an important source of information for human rights and legal developments relating to Africa. It is shaping the way academics and advocates think about complex human rights questions.” (Report of External Facilitator, Prof. Makau Mutua in…

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Al Mahdi Case: Reparations Order to be Held on August 17, 2017

On 21st July 2017, the International Criminal Court (ICC) announced the scheduling of a public hearing in the case of The Prosecutor v. Ahmad Al Faqi Al Mahdi. The hearing will be held on 17 August 2017, at 10.00am (The Hague local time). The Court will deliver its reparations order in the present case. The…

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International Criminal Court clarifies position on The Gambia

 Written By Desmond Davies, Ghana News Agency, London Bureau London, July 21, GNA – The Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague has rebutted claims that it failed to act while alleged atrocities were being committed in The Gambia under former President Yahya Jammeh. Fatoumatta Sandeng, the daughter…

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