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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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Seminar Report: Carrying Forward the Legacy of The EAC in the Habré Trial

Africa Legal Aid (AFLA) is pleased to publish the Narrative Report of the Seminar ‘Carrying Forward the Legacy of the Extraordinary African Chambers in the Habré Trial: An African Solution to an African Problem’. The Seminar was held at the African Union Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, as a Side Event to the 29th Ordinary Session…

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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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Subscribe to AFLA Quarterly!

“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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Ntaganda case: ICC Appeals Chamber Upholds Trial Chamber’s Decision on its Jurisdiction over War Crimes

On 15 June 2017, the ICC Appeals Chamber delivered its judgment in the case of the Prosecutor v. Bosco Ntaganda. Mr. Ntaganda, former alleged Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Patriotic Force for the Liberation of Congo, is accused of 13 counts of war crimes and 5 counts of crimes against humanity allegedly…

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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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Announcing AFLA – AU Commission Side Event at the 29th Ordinary Summit of the African Union 3-4 July

Carrying Forward the Legacy of the Extraordinary African Chambers in the Habré Trial: An African Solution to an African Problem From 3 – 4 July 2017, Africa Legal Aid (AFLA), in cooperation with the African Union Commission, will convene a high-level, two-day Seminar in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on Carrying Forward the Legacy of The Extraordinary African…

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Incorporating the Innovations of the Extraordinary African Chambers into International Criminal Justice

Africa Legal Aid (AFLA) in cooperation with the Permanent Representation tot he ICC and OPCW of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, will convene a Symposium on Incorporating the Innovations of the Extraordinary African Chambers into International Criminal Justice. The meeting will be held in The Hague on 11th May. At the close of the Symposium,…

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Sentence on Bemba 2 to be delivered on 22 March 2017

The Trial Chamber VII of the International Criminal Court has scheduled the delivery of the decision on sentencing in The Prosecutor v. Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo, Aimé Kilolo Musamba, Jean-Jacques Mangenda Kabongo, Fidèle Babala Wandu and Narcisse Arido (Prosecutor v Bemba et al) for the 22nd March 2017. The case arose out of allegations of witness…

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