Category Archives: Africa

#GlobalJustice Weekly – Habré conviction a victory for African and global justice

  In Global Justice news this week: Hissène Habré’s conviction in the Extraordinary African Chambers in Senegal welcomed in all quarters; Simone Gbagbo goes on trial in Côte d’Ivoire; Bemba back in court at ICC for witness-tampering; and much more.

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#GlobalJustice Weekly – Uganda strains diplomatic ties by welcoming ICC suspect

In Global Justice news this week: States took Uganda to task for its decision to welcome ICC suspect Omar al-Bashir to its presidential inauguration ceremony,  sentencing hearings began at the ICC for convicted rebel commander Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo, several Coalition … Continue reading

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#GlobalJustice Weekly – ICC resolution succeeds at UN | ICC suspect Omar al-Bashir welcomed by Uganda

In Global Justice news this week: The Coalition denounced Uganda’s decision to welcome ICC suspect Omar al-Bashir at the Ugandan president’s inauguration, the UN General Assembly overcame threats to its annual ICC resolution, hearings began in the Ivorian former first lady’s domestic crimes … Continue reading

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Jean-Pierre Bemba guilty in landmark ICC trial

The guilty verdict in the International Criminal Court trial of Jean-Pierre Bemba, a Congolese politician and militia leader, is a victory for accountability under “command responsibility” and the eradication of rape as a weapon of war. Read civil society reactions.

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#GlobalJustice Weekly – A win for justice in South Africa | Bemba verdict due Monday

In Global Justice news this week: South African court rules that ICC fugitive Omar al-Bashir should have been arrested, verdict due in the ICC trial of former Congolese militia leader Jean-Pierre Bemba, calls for accountability in Syria, South Sudan and much more.

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