Category Archives: Katanga

ICC witnesses returned to DRC after asylum request rejected

After a lengthy legal battle, three ICC witnesses who had sought asylum in the Netherlands were sent back to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on 6 July. It is believed that Congolese authorities have detained the three witnesses, who … Continue reading

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Victims disappointed as prosecution and defense drop Katanga appeals

Both the prosecution and defense have withdrawn their appeals of the conviction of Congolese militia leader Germain Katanga. The prosecutor’s decision has been met with disappointment by lawyer’s representing victims in the case. Earlier this year Katanga was found guilty … Continue reading

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#GlobalJusticeWeekly – Katanga appeals dropped

Both the defense and prosecution in the Germain Katanga case this week withdrew their appeals against the ICC judgment earlier this year that saw Katanga found guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity. The defense also withdrew its appeal against the … Continue reading

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12 years for Katanga – civil society reaction

We bring you some civil society reaction last month’s sentencing of Congolese militia leader Germain Katanga to 12 years imprisonment for war crimes and crimes against humanity committed during an attack on the village of Bogoro in eastern Democratic Republic … Continue reading

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#GlobalJustice Weekly – Katanga gets 12 years | Justice for Syria vetoed | ICC to try Gaddafi

DRC militia leader Katanga sentenced to 12 years The Coalition welcomed the 12 year sentence handed down by ICC judges against Congolese militia leader Germain Katanga as a step towards ending impunity in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Earlier this … Continue reading

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