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Sentence on Bemba 2 to be delivered on 22 March 2017

5 accused found guilty in Bemba et al Case (ICC-CPI) 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…

05 Mar 2017

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ICC Trial Chamber II to issue order for reparations to victims in the Katanga Case.

Germain Katanga, Alleged commander of the Force de Résistance Patriotique en Ituri (FRPI) © ICC - CPI On 22 February 2017, Trial Chamber II of the International Criminal Court (ICC) scheduled the delivery of the order for…

27 Feb 2017

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South Africa's ICC Withdrawal Found Unconstitutional & Invalid by The North Gauteng High Court: Media…

Read the full media release:  SALC MEDIA RELEASE ICC WITHDRAWAL CASE  

23 Feb 2017

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Gambia Rescinds Country’s Withdrawal from the ICC

President Adama Barrow of The Gambia (Agence France Press) Gambia's new government has informed the United Nations that it will remain party to the Rome Statute and member of the Assembly of States Parties (ASP) to the…

16 Feb 2017

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UN Urges Kenya to end Crackdown on Rights Groups in lead-up to Elections

Human Rights Groups Caught in the Crossfire After Kenyan University Attack (Agence France Press) Three United Nations human rights experts have called on the Government of Kenya to cease its systematic crackdown on civil society groups, which…

16 Feb 2017

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Morocco readmitted to AU after vote by African Heads of States at 28th Summit.

King Mohammed VI of Morocco (left) greets Rwanda's President Paul Kagame (Right) in the main plenary of the African Union in Addis Ababa. (AFP) Morocco has been readmitted to the African Union (AU) more than thirty years…

06 Feb 2017

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Ntaganda Case: ICC Trial Chamber VI rejects challenge to jurisdiction over two war crimes counts

Alleged Deputy Chief of Staff and commander of operations of the Forces Patriotiques pour la Liberation du Congo (FPLC) © Human Rights Watch On 3 January 2017, Trial Chamber VI of the International Criminal Court ("ICC" or…

19 Jan 2017

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Former Chadian President Hissène Habré Appeals Against War Crimes Conviction

Former Chadian president, Hissène Habré was convicted last May of crimes against humanity, war crimes, torture and was personally found guilty of rape. © The Guardian On Monday 9 January 2017, former Chadian president Hissène Habré’s lawyers…

19 Jan 2017

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Ongwen Case: First Witness & Footage of Trial

Alleged former Commander in the Sinia Brigade of the LRA, Dominic Ongwen. © HRW The first witness in the trial in the case The Prosecutor v. Dominic Ongwen at the International Criminal Court (ICC), Professor Tim Allen,…

19 Jan 2017

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Statement of ICC Prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, before the United Nations Security Council on the Situation…

13 December 2016, New York, H.E. Fatou Bensouda, delivering her statement to the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) © UN Photo On the 13th of December 2016, ICC Prosecutor H.E. Fatou Bensouda released a statement before the…

13 Dec 2016

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ICC Judges amend the Regulations of the Court

ICC judges, May 2015 © ICC-CPI/Max Koot On 6 December 2014, the judges of the International Criminal Court (ICC) adopted amendments to seven of the Regulations of the Court during their thirty-fifth plenary session. These amendments aim…

09 Dec 2016

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Al Bashir case: ICC Pre-Trial Chamber II schedules a hearing on South Africa’s cooperation on…

Omar Hassan Ahmad Al Bashir © ICC-CPI On 8 December 2016, Pre-Trial Chamber II of the International Criminal Court issued a decision convening a public hearing on 7 April 2017, for the purposes of a determination, under…

08 Dec 2016

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Opening of the Trial of Ongwen, 6 - 7 December 2016

Alleged former Commander of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), Dominic Ongwen during his trial. © ICC-CPI On 6 and 7 December 2016, the trial in the case The Prosecutor v. Dominic Ongwen opened before Trial Chamber IX of the…

07 Dec 2016

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ICC’s Chief Prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, launches Policy on Children

30 November 2016 | by Africa Legal Aid On Friday, 18 November 2016, at a major event of the 15th session of Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute held in The Hague, Prosecutor Bensouda officially launched her Office’s…

01 Dec 2016

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The Trial in the Ongwen Case to Open on 6 December 2016 at the ICC

30 November 2016 | by Africa Legal Aid Dominic Ongwen at the International Criminal Court after being transferred to Court’s custody in 2015 (source: ICC) The Prosecutor v. Ongwen is set to open on 6 December 2016 at 09:00 a.m (GMT +1)…

01 Dec 2016

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Announcing AFLA Book 4: Ankumah, Evelyn A. (ed.). The International Criminal Court and Africa: One…

More than ten years ago the International Criminal Court (ICC) was established as a universal court meant to achieve criminal justice worldwide. That goal still stands, but so far the Court has dedicated most of its time and resources to…

12 Sep 2016

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Launch of The International Criminal Court Bar Association

On 30 June and 1 July 2016, The International Criminal Court (ICC) created the new International Criminal Court Bar Association (ICCBA) in The Hague, the Netherlands. The Bar Association adopted its constitution and elected counsel David Hooper QC as the…

04 Jul 2016

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Statement by ICC Prosecutor correcting assertions in British daily, the Telegraph, that her office has…

Statement : 4 July 2016 Statement of the Prosecutor correcting assertions contained in article published by The Telegraph On Saturday, 2 July 2016, the British daily, The Telegraph, published an article erroneously asserting that my Office has "already ruled out putting Tony Blair on trial…

04 Jul 2016

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Bosco Ntaganda's trial continues

The trial of Bosco Ntaganda continued before Trial Chamber IV, from 13-16 June, with the testimony of the 25th Prosecution witness. Ntaganda is the former Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Forces Patriotiques pour la Libération du Congo…

28 Jun 2016

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Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo sentenced to 18 years’ imprisonment by ICC

  Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo in the ICC Courtroom during the delivery of his sentence on 21 June 2016. © ICC-CPI On Tuesday 21st June 2016, Trial Chamber III of the International Criminal Court sentenced Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo, former Vice…

21 Jun 2016

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Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo to be sentenced by the International Criminal Court on 21 June 2016

(Mr. Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo, in an ICC courtroom on 10 June 2016. Retrieved from ICC website) On 10th June 2016, The International Criminal Court- trial chamber III announced that it will deliver a sentence in the case ‘The…

10 Jun 2016

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ICC Prosecutor Statement to the United Nations Security Council on the Situation in Darfur, Sudan…

Mrs. Fatou Bensouda Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court Statement to the United Nations Security Council on the Situation in Darfur, Sudan pursuant to UNSCR 1593 (2005) (Retrieved from ICC website) New York 9 June 2016 Mr President, Your Excellencies, 1.         Thank you…

09 Jun 2016

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Official Opening of the ICC Permanent Premises

On 19 April 2016, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands officially opened the permanent premises of the International Criminal Court (ICC). The ceremony was hosted by H.E. Mr. Sidiki Kaba, President of the Assembly of States Parties to the ICC…

21 Apr 2016

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Case Against Ruto & Sang Terminated

On 5 April 2016, a majority of Trial Chamber V(A) of the International Criminal Court decided that the case against William Samoei Ruto and Joshua Arap Sang was to be terminated. The trial of Mr Ruto and Mr Sang opened on 10 September…

08 Apr 2016

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Bemba Judgment

On 21 March 2016 Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo was found guilty of two counts of crimes against humanity (murder and rape) and three counts of war crimes (murder rape and pillaging).The sentence will be pronounced at a later date. Please click here for…

07 Apr 2016

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Affaire Ruto et Sang : la Chambre des appels de la CPI annule la décision…

La Chambre des appels juge que les témoignages rétractés de témoins ne peuvent pas être utilisés dans le procès Ruto et Sang.Tiré de Captial News Vendredi 12 février, la Chambre des appels (CA) a infirmé la décision rendue par la Chambre…

23 Feb 2016

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Ruto and Sang case: ICC Appeals Chamber reverses Trial Chamber V(A)¹s decision on admission of…

The Appeals Chamber rules that recanted testimony of witnesses cannot be used in the Ruto/Sang trial. Retrieved from Captial News On Friday the 12th February, the ICC Appeals Chamber (AP) reversed the Trial Chamber V(A)’s decision to allow the recanted testimony…

23 Feb 2016

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La CPI rendra son verdict dans l’affaire Bemba le 21 Mars 2016

M. Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo, au centre, dans une salle d’audience de la CPI en 2010. Tiré de  (www.justiceinconflict.org) Le 2 février 2016, la Chambre de première instance III de la Cour pénale internationale a fixé au 21 mars 2016 à 14 heures…

08 Feb 2016

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ICC to deliver verdict in the Bemba case on 21 March 2016

Mr. Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo, centre, in an ICC courtroom in 2010. Retrieved from (www.justiceinconflict.org) On 2 February 2016, Trial Chamber III of the International Criminal Court scheduled the hearing to deliver its verdict in The Prosecutor v. Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo…

08 Feb 2016

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Africa Legal Aid’s Statement to the ASP on Revision

Click on the document to view the Statement. AFLA STATEMENT to ASP (1) (58 kb)

26 Nov 2015

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Women’s Initiatives for Gender Justice Analysis of the Gender and Geographical Impact of ReVision

This document provides an analysis and review of the recent ReVision papers produced by the Registry, namely: Q&A: Recruitment, gender balance, geographical distribution, ReVision (Registry’s Q&A Paper or the Paper); and Q&A: Update on ReVision in the Registry (Registry’s Updated…

25 Nov 2015

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Women’s Initiatives for Gender Justice Statement on the Budget, ASP 2015

Thank you Mr President and distinguished delegates for the opportunity to address this plenary. The Women’s Initiatives for Gender Justice has been monitoring and analysing the institutional development of the ICC for the past 11 years. Every year for more than…

25 Nov 2015

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Germain Katanga’s Sentence Reduced and to be Completed on 18 January 2016

Germain Katanga at the International Criminal Court.Retrieved from the ICC website (www.icc-cpi.int) On 13 November 2015, a three judge panel of the Appeals Chamber of the ICC reviewed Germain Katanga’s sentence on the basis of Article 110 of the Rome Statute,…

17 Nov 2015

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ASP Side Event - 'Complementarity: Beyond ICC'

ASP Side Event - 'Complementarity: Beyond ICC'                            Complementarity: Beyond the ICC Africa Legal Aid (AFLA) and the Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) present a Side Event to coincide with the 14th Session of the Assembly of States Parties to the International Criminal…

17 Nov 2015

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The Prosecutor vs. Bosco Ntaganda

Bosco Ntaganda, trial hearing on September 2, 2015. Retrieved from flikr (www.flickr.com/photos/icc-cpi) On September 2nd and 3rd 2015 a press conference and opening statements on the commencement of the trial of the case of The Prosecutor vs. Bosco Ntaganda was held…

15 Sep 2015

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ICC Appeals Chamber reverses decision on Kenya’s Cooperation

ICC Judge Silvia Fernández de Gurmendi, Presiding Judge, during the delivery of the Appeals Chamber judgment regarding the Kenyan Government’s alleged non-compliance with its obligations under the Rome Statute in the Kenyatta case. Retrieved from the Diplomat Magazine (www.diplomatmagazine.nl)   On 19th…

03 Sep 2015

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The President of the Assembly of States Parties to the International Criminal Court visits Kenya

ASP President Sidiki Kaba and Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta. Retrieved from Nairobi News (www.nairobinews.co.ke). The President of the Assembly of State Parties (ASP) to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, Sidika Kaba, made an official visit to Kenya from…

17 Aug 2015

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Coalition for the International Criminal Court (CICC) Calls on Ghana to Domesticate Rome Statute of…

Coalition for the International Criminal Court (CICC) Calls on Ghana to Domesticate Rome Statute of the ICC Please click here for the Press Release

13 Aug 2015

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Civil Society Organizations Petition the East African Court of Justice Against President Nkurunziza's Run for…

President Pierre Nkurunziza. Retrieved from www.afrikareporter.com On 6 July 2015, the Pan African Lawyers Union (PALU) and the East African Civil Society Organisations Forum (EACSOF) filed an application at the East African Court of Justice to challenge the decision of the…

06 Aug 2015

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ICC Pre-trial Chamber I Requests the Prosecutor to Re-examine her Decision not to Investigate the…

The Mavi Marmara Vessel. Retrieved from Free Gaza Movement/flickr/cc On 16 July 2015, ICC Pre-Trial Chamber I composed of Judges Joyce Aluoch, Cuno Tarfusser and Péter Kovács approved the request of the Union of the Comoros to review the decision of…

06 Aug 2015

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Analysis of the Gender and Geographical Impact of ReVision

Analysis of the Gender and Geographical Impact of ReVision by Women's Initiative for Gender Justice. Please click here for the document in English Please click here for the document in French

04 Aug 2015

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Obama's Address to the African Union was Sensitive, Deliberate and Thoughtful. His Historical Message to…

President of the United States of America, Barack Obama © bio. (www.biography.com) Obama's address to the African Union was sensitive, deliberate and thoughtful. His historical message to Africa yet. Please click here for Obama's address to the African Union.

29 Jul 2015

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ICC Prosecutor Statement to the United Nations Security Council on the Situation in Darfur, pursuant…

ICC Prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda © Mail Online (www.dailymail.co.uk) Madame President, Your Excellencies, 1. We are meeting once again pursuant to UN Security Council Resolution 1593, as I present my Office's twenty-first report on Darfur, Sudan. 2. Today's briefing also takes place over six years…

30 Jun 2015

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African Court on Human and People's Rights Judgment on the Norbert Zongo's Case

Nobert Zongo: Retrieved from Reporters without borders website (www.en.rsf.org) Reporters without Borders, has hailed the decision of the African Court on Human and People's Rights in the Nobert Zongo's case. On 5th June 2015, the Court ordered Burkina…

30 Jun 2015

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Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) Open Letter to the African Union on the Resurgence of…

A letter to the Chairperson of the African Union. Find attached letter below: Open letter to the African Union on the resurgence of xenophobic violence in South Africa (715 kb)

12 Jun 2015

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Participants Feedback and Comments - Symposium on Universalizing the Rome Statute of the International Criminal…

Participants listening at the Symposium. Front row: Dr. Tony Aidoo, Ghana's Ambassador to the Netherlands; Evelyn A. Ankumah, Executive Director of AFLA; ICC Prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, Sam Sasan Shoamanesh,Senior Special Assistant to the ICC Prosecutor; Susana Caputi, Hon. Consul…

12 Jun 2015

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Civil Society takes a Stand against War Crimes in Nigeria

Nigerian Army © armyrecognition.com Amnesty International has called for an investigation into the Nigerian Military for war crimes committed during its battle with Boko Haram that claimed 8000 lives by starvation, suffocation or torture. Five senior military…

10 Jun 2015

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Press Release-Universalizing the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, Johannesburg, South Africa, 18-19 May…

                                                         Universalizing the Rome Statute of the              …

07 May 2015

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Sudan fails to arrest and surrender President Omar Al Bashir: ICC Pre-Trial Chamber refers Sudan's…

President Omar Al-Bashir,Sudan On 9 March 2015, the International Criminal Court (ICC) made a finding that Sudan had violated an international obligation by failing to cooperate with the ICC in the arrest and surrender of President Omar…

03 Apr 2015

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Ngudjolo Chui Case: Appeals Judgment on the Acquittal Rescheduled to 27th February 2015

Matheiu Ngudjolo Chui © 2015 Getty Images The hearing of the case of Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui, initially scheduled for Tuesday 24th February 2015 has been rescheduled to Friday 27th February 2015 at 10:00am. The Appeals Chamber of the…

24 Feb 2015

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Extraordinary African Chambers to try Hissène Habré

Hissène Habré © 2014 Getty Images After a long campaign to bring former Chadian dictator, Hissène Habré to justice, Habré is scheduled to face justice in Senegal from May or June this year. Habré is charged with…

17 Feb 2015

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Appeal against Matheiu Ngudjolo Chui Verdict

Matheiu Ngudjolo Chui © 2015 Getty Images Matheiu Ngudjolo Chui is currently living life as a free man. Twelve years to the day that war crimes and crimes against humanity were allegedly perpetrated in the village of…

13 Feb 2015

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Dominic Ongwen to Stand Trial Alone at the ICC

Dominic Ongwen a Brigade Commander of the Sinia Brigade of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) is set to stand trial with three other suspects Joseph Kony, Vincent Otti and Okot Odhiambo. The Pre-Trial Chamber II of the International Criminal Court (ICC) announced…

11 Feb 2015

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ICC Prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda warns over the Escalating Violence in Nigeria involving Boko Haram

The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) Fatou Bensouda © 2014 Getty Images The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), issued a statement yesterday, 20th January, expressing deep concern over the ongoing, large-scale abuses in…

22 Jan 2015

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Justice for Chadian Victims

Former Chadian dictator Hissène Habré is escorted by military officers after being heard by a judge in Dakar, Senegal, on July 2, 2013.© 2013 Getty Images Silence has finally broken and victims share their experiences of torture…

20 Jan 2015

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Concern over ICC Witness Protection

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has reported that on 2nd January 2015, a Kenyan key witness (Mr Meshack Yabei) was found dead. Mr Yabei was the witness for the defence in the trial of William Ruto, Deputy President of Kenya. Yabei…

16 Jan 2015

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Intensifying Africa's Cooperation with the International Criminal Court (ICC)

On Friday, 12th December 2014, Africa Legal Aid (AFLA) convened a successful side event at the 13th session of the Assembly of State Parties (ASP) in New York,USA. Highlighting the main event the Executive of AFLA, Ms Evelyn Ankumah, shared…

22 Dec 2014

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A Seed for World Peace Planted in Africa: The Provisions on the Crime of Aggression…

A Seed for World Peace Planted in Africa: The Provisions on the Crime of Aggression Adopted at the Kampala Review Conference for the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court  by Jutta F. Bertram-Nothnagel. The Provisions on the Crime of Aggression Adopted…

19 Dec 2014

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The International Bar Association (IBA) Comments on draft Registry Revision Project Paper: ‘Basic Outline of…

The International Bar Association (IBA) Comments on Draft Registry Revision Project Paper: ‘Basic Outline of Proposals to Establish Defence and Victims Offices’. Please find below attached document: IBA Comments on draft Registry Revision Project Paper

18 Dec 2014

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The Marginalized Intruder: Defence Perspectives on Progressive Development of International Justice

The Marginalized Intruder: Defence Perspectives on Progressive Development of International Justice by - Mr Charles A. Taku Please find attached document below: Defence Perspectives on Progressive Development of International Justice

18 Dec 2014

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ICC- Office of Public Counsel for Defense's (OPCD) Comments on Registrar's Proposal to reform the…

The Office of Public Counsel for the Defence Comments on Registrar's Proposal to reform the OPCD. Please find attached  document below: OPCD Commentary on Draft Basic Outline of Proposals to Establish Defence and Victims Offices (1)

16 Dec 2014

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Basic Outline of Proposals to Establish Defence and Victims Offices- ICC Registrar

Please find attached document below, highlighting the basic outline of proposals to establish defence and victims offices by the International Criminal Court (ICC) Registrar. Registry ReVision_Basic Outline Defence and Victims Offices

16 Dec 2014

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Former ICC Judge Attacks ICC Registrar's Proposal to Restructure the Court

ICC building, The Hague  UK’s first ICC judge attacks proposed restructuring of international court Sir Adrian Fulford, who served at ICC from 2003 to 2012, says changes could make court institutionally  lopsided. Britain’s first judge at the international criminal…

16 Dec 2014

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FIDH's Open Letter to the ICC Registrar

A letter to the Registrar of the ICC regarding the Reform Project (ReVision project). Find attached letter below: FIDH_comments_on_ReVision_FINAL_rev181114

15 Dec 2014

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Ghana to co-host event with AFLA at 13th Session of the ASP in New York,…

Ghana's confirmation to co-host event with Africa Legal Aid (AFLA) to coincide with the 13th Session of the Assembly of State Parties (ASP) to the International Criminal Court (ICC), at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, December 2014.

03 Dec 2014

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ICC appeal judges uphold conviction of Congolese warlord Lubanga

  Thomas Lubanga (c) miamiherald.com The International Criminal Court upheld the conviction or HAS Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga, bringing notes first case to a close. Thomas Lubanga was've given a 14 year prison sentence on July 10, 2012…

02 Dec 2014

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Judgment on Appeal against Lubanga Verdict and Sentence

Thomas Lubanga (c) amnesty.org.nz The Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) has scheduled an open court session on 1 December 2014, at 16.30, to deliver its judgement on the appeal against Trial Chamber I’s verdict…

01 Dec 2014

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Hisséne Habré trial at the Extraordinary African Chambers in the courts of Senegal

Mr. Hisséne Habré, former president of Chad © AFP/GETTY   Chad's exiled former president Hisséne Habré is set to stand trial for crimes allegedly committed during his time as president, 1982 until he was deposed in 1990. Hisséne…

17 Nov 2014

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Africa Legal Aid’s Perspectives on National Prosecutions of International Crimes- Presentation by Evelyn A. Ankumah-…

The 7th Colloquium of International Prosecutors was held in Arusha, Tanzania on 4-5 November 2014 coinciding with the 20th anniversary commemoration of the establishment of the ICTR. The Colloquium was organized by the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR)…

11 Nov 2014

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Bemba trial closes as charges of offences against the administration of justice confirmed

Mr. Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo, centre, in an ICC courtroom in 2010.   The Prosecution and Defense in the trial of Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo, former Vice President of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and commander-in-chief of the Movement…

11 Nov 2014

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Benin Ratifies the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights on the…

  The African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights © Photo source: Brandeis University   The Republic of Benin has ratified the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights on the Establishment of an African Court…

21 Oct 2014

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Conference Report on "Africa and the International Criminal Court (ICC): Lessons Learned and Synergies Ahead”

Africa Legal Aid (AFLA), in cooperation with ICJ-Kenya and the Division for Internationalisation at the University of Johannesburg, convened a high level pan-African and lessons learned conference entitled "Africa and the International Criminal Court (ICC): Lessons Learned and Synergies Ahead”.…

20 Oct 2014

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New Judges sworn-in at the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights

During the 34th Ordinary Session of the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights, from 8th to 19 September 2014, three newly elected Judges were sworn-in at the Court’s seat in Arusha Tanzania. The new members of the Court were elected…

01 Oct 2014

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New Bureau at the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights

During the 34th Ordinary Session of the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights in Arusha, Tanzania, from 8-19th September 2014, the Court elected a new Bureau. The Bureau was elected for a period of two years after the terms in…

01 Oct 2014

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Statement given by H.E. Fatou Bensouda- Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) at Africa…

Africa Legal Aid (AFLA), in cooperation with ICJ-Kenya and the Division for Internationalisation at the University of Johannesburg, convened a high level pan-African and lessons learned conference entitled "Africa and the International Criminal Court (ICC): Lessons Learned and Synergies Ahead”.…

25 Sep 2014

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Statement given by Evelyn A. Ankumah- Executive Director of Africa Legal Aid (AFLA) at Africa…

Africa Legal Aid (AFLA), in cooperation with ICJ-Kenya and the Division for Internationalisation at the University of Johannesburg, convened a high level pan-African and lessons learned conference entitled "Africa and the International Criminal Court (ICC): Lessons Learned and Synergies Ahead”.…

25 Sep 2014

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Presentation given by Fatou Bensouda- Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) at Africa Legal…

Africa Legal Aid (AFLA), in cooperation with ICJ-Kenya and the Division for Internationalisation at the University of Johannesburg, convened a high level pan-African and lessons learned conference entitled "Africa and the International Criminal Court (ICC): Lessons Learned and Synergies Ahead”.…

25 Sep 2014

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Keynote given by H.E. Navanethem Pillay- Immediate Past United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights…

Africa Legal Aid (AFLA), in cooperation with ICJ-Kenya and the Division for Internationalisation at the University of Johannesburg, convened a high level pan-African and lessons learned conference entitled "Africa and the International Criminal Court (ICC): Lessons Learned and Synergies Ahead”.…

25 Sep 2014

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Opening of Conference statement given by Honorable Mogoeng Mogoeng at Africa Legal Aid Conference

Africa Legal Aid (AFLA), in cooperation with ICJ-Kenya and the Division for Internationalisation at the University of Johannesburg, convened a high level pan-African and lessons learned conference entitled "Africa and the International Criminal Court (ICC): Lessons Learned and Synergies Ahead”.…

25 Sep 2014

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Presentation by H.E. Elisabeth Rehn given at Africa Legal Aid Conference

Africa Legal Aid (AFLA), in cooperation with ICJ-Kenya and the Division for Internationalisation at the University of Johannesburg, convened a high level pan-African and lessons learned conference entitled "Africa and the International Criminal Court (ICC): Lessons Learned and Synergies Ahead”.…

25 Sep 2014

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Presentation given by Roland Amoussouga at Africa Legal Aid Conference

Africa Legal Aid (AFLA), in cooperation with ICJ-Kenya and the Division for Internationalisation at the University of Johannesburg, convened a high level pan-African and lessons learned conference entitled "Africa and the International Criminal Court (ICC): Lessons Learned and Synergies Ahead”.…

25 Sep 2014

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Statement given by H.E. Tiina Intelmann- President, Assembly of State Parties (ASP) to the International…

Africa Legal Aid (AFLA), in cooperation with ICJ-Kenya and the Division for Internationalisation at the University of Johannesburg, convened a high level pan-African and lessons learned conference entitled "Africa and the International Criminal Court (ICC): Lessons Learned and Synergies Ahead”.…

25 Sep 2014

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Presentation given by Xavier-Jean Keïta at Africa Legal Aid Conference

Africa Legal Aid (AFLA), in cooperation with ICJ-Kenya and the Division for Internationalisation at the University of Johannesburg, convened a high level pan-African and lessons learned conference entitled "Africa and the International Criminal Court (ICC): Lessons Learned and Synergies Ahead”.…

25 Sep 2014

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Press Release:- Africa and the International Criminal Court (ICC) - Lessons Learned and Synergies Ahead

                                             Press Release Africa and the International Criminal Court (ICC): Lessons Learned and Synergies Ahead Johannesburg, South Africa, 9-10 September 2014 Africa Legal Aid…

06 Sep 2014

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Civil Society Declaration against inclusion of immunity in the African Court of Justice and Human…

Civil society has formulated a declaration calling for governments to reject immunity for sitting leaders before the expanded African Court on Justice and Human Rights. This declaration came in response to the highly criticized decision of African leaders, at the…

06 Sep 2014

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Appeals Chamber confirms Libya can try Abdullah Al-Senussi

  Abdullah Al-Senussi (Left) at a court hearing in Tripoli. © 2014 Reuters   On the 24th of July 2014, the ICC Appeals Chamber unanimously declared the case against Abdullah Al-Senussi -former intelligence chief in Gaddafi's government - inadmissible…

30 Jul 2014

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AU approves immunity for African Leaders in the African Court of Justice and Human Rights

African Union Summit at the AU headquarters in Addis Ababa © AFP   African leaders at the recent AU Summit in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, approved the proposal to grant immunity to sitting heads of State and senior government…

09 Jul 2014

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Katanga appeals withdrawn by Prosecutor and Defence

  Germain Katanga in the courtroom of the International Criminal Court in The Hague © AFP   On the 25th of June, the Defence for Germain Katanga and the Office of the Prosecutor both withdrew their appeals against the ICC…

30 Jun 2014

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Immunity proposal for African Leaders in the African Court of Justice and Human Rights

  African Court of Justice and Human Rights © ACCE   The African Union (AU) has proposed an expansion of the African Court of Justice and Human Rights to include war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide; as part…

22 Jun 2014

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Libyan court postpones trial of Saif al-Islam Gaddafi and other former officials

Saif al-Islam Gaddafi sits behind the accused cell during the trial Photo: AFP   On 21 May 2014 the ICC Appeals Chamber ruled that Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, son of Libya's former dictator- Muammar Gaddafi, should be tried by…

05 Jun 2014

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DRC: Minova rape trial verdict criticized

  A veiled witness and rape survivor gives testitomony during proceedings while a member of the prosecution holds the microphone. Photo source: Diana Zeyneb Alhindawi (Al Jazeera). On 20th November 2012 more than 130 women and girls in…

12 May 2014

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ICC prosecutor and civil society condemn Boko Haram attacks

ICC prosecutor Fatou Bensouda condemned the mass kidnapping of almost 300 Nigerian schoolgirls by the Boko Haram insurgent group last month, calling for the perpetrators to be held accountable. The group's leader has admitted to the kidnapping and threatened to sell the girls. Civil…

12 May 2014

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L’Afrique et La Cour Penale Internationale (CPI): Sensibilisation des pays Francophones et D’Afrique du Nord…

                                            Introduction Entre le 14 et le 15 Novembre 2013, AFLA, en partenariat avec l’Institut Arabe des Droits de l’Homme et…

27 Mar 2014

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Africa Legal Aid (AFLA), in cooperation with the Arab Institute of Human Rights and Avocats sans Frontier convened in Tunis, Tunisia, between 14-15 November a Workshop on Africa and the ICC: Engaging North African and Francophone Countries. Please find below a press release in…

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13 May 2013: Ambassador Pierre Ménat, Ambassador of France to The Netherlands, supports AFLA's offices in The Hague.  

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African Commission finds Zimbabwe responsible for torture- decision comes nine years after receiving complaint

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Is Africa a Participant or Target of International Justice? – An Interview with Fatou Bensouda,…

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Coming soon - Report of conference on Africa and the ICC: 10 Years On

Soon we will release the report of the "Africa and the ICC: 10 Years On" conference, convened in Arusha, Tanzania between February 28th-March 1st. The dialogue was a resounding success, joined by nearly one hundred participants from Africa and beyond, including representatives…

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14 Jan 2013

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Ngudjolo Chui released following acquittal in second ICC trial.

On 21 December 2012, the ICC released Congolese militia leader Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui from detention in The Hague. During ICC proceedings, Mr. Ngudjolo Chui was detained at the ICC Detention Centre located within a Dutch prison complex in Scheveningen -…

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Libyan Government tries Saif al-Islam Qaddafi and Abdullah al-Senussi

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Human Rights and Business Essay Competition Winners

Africa Legal Aid and Webber Wentzel launched back in spring 2012 a Human Rights and Business essay competition, encouraging young people across the African continent to voice their opinions about the interface between human rights and business accountability. The winners of…

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UNICEF calls for the end of Child Conscription in Central African Republic

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) expressed its concern about conscription of Child soldiers in Central African Republic (CAR) and called for the fighting groups to refrain from child conscription on January 4th, 2013. The Representative of UNICEF in CAR,…

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Raising the Bar - ICC Acquits Matheiu Ngudjolo Chui

On 18th December 2012, Trial Chamber II of the International Criminal Court (ICC), in the second judgment since the inauguration of the court almost a decade ago, unanimously found Matheiu Ngudjolo Chui not guilty of each and all seven counts…

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Africa Legal Aid (AFLA), in cooperation with ICJ-Kenya and the Division for Internationalisation at the University of Johannesburg, convened a high level pan-African and lessons learned conference entitled "Africa and the International Criminal Court (ICC): Lessons Learned and Synergies Ahead”.…

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ICC to investigate activities of Congo M23 Rebels in Goma

On 4 December 2012, Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Fatou Bensouda announced that the Court is ‘investigating’ the alleged crimes of M23 and ‘other parties’ who might be involved in the conflict in the Goma district of the…

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Status Conference in the case The Prosecutor v. Laurent Gbagbo

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Special Court for Sierra Leone: Appeals Chamber upholds urgent motion for reconsideration or review of…

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FIDH and KHRC call upon the ICC to ensure a meaningful participation and legal representation…

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Bemba Trial Summary

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ICC Deputy Prosecutor Candidates Outline Qualifications

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The ICC and Libya :Update on the case against Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi

Libya: Latest Statements, News and Opinion The Coalition for the ICC has brought the latest news related to the International Criminal Court's (ICC) investigation in Libya. Below is an update on the case against Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi, the latest Coalition members'…

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Lubanga Case update

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Bangura et. al Found Guilty for Contempt by the Special Court for Sierra Leone

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AFRICA LEGAL AID: ACTIVITIES AND RESULTS 2002-2012

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Judgment in the Contempt Trial of Bangura, et. al. is Scheduled for Tuesday, 25 September…

The Hague, Netherlands, 24 Sep,  2012 SPECIAL COURT FOR SIERRA LEONE Judgement in the contempt trial of Bangura, et. al. is scheduled for Tuesday, 25 September 2012 beginning at 11:30 am (9:30 am GMT) in The Hague. Justice Teresa Doherty will deliver…

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Human Rights and Business: Post-Implementation News

RODGER CHONGWE, International Legal Assistance Consortium (ILAC); Amb. MIRJAM BLAAK, Ugandan Mission to the Benelux; LENE WENDLAND, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR); ULRIK SPLIID, Danish Institute for Human Rights On July…

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AFLA Human Rights & Business Conference, 5 - 6 July 2012, Johannesburg, South Africa

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Charles Taylor Sentencing Brief

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AFLA Human Rights and Business Essay Competition

AFRICA LEGAL AID, TOGETHER WITH WEBBER WENTZEL, INVITE YOUR CONTRIBUTION TO THE HUMAN RIGHTS & BUSINESS ESSAY COMPETITION! Advancing its Human Rights & Business Programme launched in 2011, Africa Legal Aid (AFLA) will convene a series of events starting July 2012, examining the…

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The Statute of the African Court of Justice and Human Rights to acquire amendments.Draft Protocol…

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18 Apr 2012

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The International Women's Day: Statement by Evelyn Ankumah

             INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY: COMMEMORATING TWO HISTORICAL FIRSTS      Statement by Evelyn A. Ankumah             Executive Director, Africa Legal Aid (AFLA) Excellencies, dear colleagues and friends, On behalf of Africa Legal Aid, I…

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SUPRANATIONAL CRIMINAL LAW LECTURE:  African support to the ICC                    A lecture by Evelyn Ankumah, founding executive director of Africa Legal Aid                       (AFLA) Wednesday…

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H.E. Daniel Nsereko, presiding Judge of the Appeals Chamber, delivered the Court’s ruling on August 30th 2011, therein stating that no procedural, legal or factual error could be perceived in the Pre-Trial Chamber’s decisions of May 30th 2011. Accordingly, trial…

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THE AFRICA LEGAL AID QUARTERLY  The Existing Gap and Need for African Perspectives When international justice and human rights are discussed, western perspectives tend to dominate popular opinion. Given the key role of international justice in Africa, there is a need for…

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 On 26th April, 2010, Africa Legal Aid (AFLA), convened a South North Dialogue, in the Hague, International Legal Capital, on the theme: The Al Bashir Arrest Warrant: the World vs. Africa or the African Union vs. the People of Africa. One…

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Ghana Domestic Violence Act and Contemporary Forms of Gender Based Violence: Commemorating International Women's Day

Room overview Ghana Accra Meeting Panel Ghana Accra Meeting AFLA commemmorated, in cooperation with the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice of Ghana, (CHRAJ), International Women’s Day 2010, with a Forum on the Ghana Domestic Violence…

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Report of AU High Level panel on Darfur

Read the Report of the African Union High Level Panel on Darfur (Mbeki Report), 'Darfur, The Quest for Peace, Justice and reconcilation', October 2009

04 Feb 2010

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Report - Breaking the Silence: Gender Justice Forum

Breaking the Silence, The Hague 09 Report of the ' Breaking the Silence: Gender Justice Forum', Peace Palace, The Hague, November 2009 is now available at AFLA, The Hague office. A PDF file is available at : http://www.imanager.nl/IManager/MailingWeb/1726/pM1Fl9nRp8IL#

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African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights delivers first Judgment

On Tuesday, 15 December 2009, the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights gave its first judgment in the Matter of Michelot Yogogombaye v The Republic of Senegal (Application No. 001/2008). The Applicant, Michelot Yogogmbaye is a Chadian National who brought…

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African Commission Issues Resolution on the Deteriorating Human Rights Situation in the Republic of The…

The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (African Commission), meeting at its 7th Extraordinary Session in Dakar, Senegal, from 5 to 11 October 2009; Conscious that the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights guarantees the basic rights and freedoms…

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When the Media becomes a Weapon of War against Gender Progress By Pinkie Mekgwe   Pinkie Mekgwe                 The Media is two-pronged. As a mediator of information, it has real potential for generating crucial knowledge for the advancement of societies. As…

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Click here for the on-line version E-reporter Africa and International Justice, July 2009 The E-Reporter on Africa and International Justice provides up- to- date information on human rights and justice developments relating to Africa. The Paradox of International Justice The International Criminal Court and…

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