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No business as usual as Al-Bashir flees South Africa

A South African court’s consideration of a civil society request for the arrest of Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir has demonstrated that it is no longer business as usual for fugitives from international justice.

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#GlobalJusticeWeekly – African Union: Bolster progress towards justice

Strong leadership from ICC member states is needed to bolster important progress being made all over Africa towards justice for grave crimes, civil society said this week ahead of the 25th African Union (AU) summit in South Africa.

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Immunity = impunity

No immunity for heads of state or high ranking officials is fundamental to the object and purpose of the Rome Statute of the ICC: to bring to justice those most responsible for war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide. Now … Continue reading

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Civil society sees Habré case as milestone for African justice

More than 20 years after he was overthrown, former Chadian president Hissène Habré will soon face justice before a special court created by Senegal and the African Union (AU). Habré is charged with crimes against humanity, torture and war crimes … Continue reading

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Extraordinary African Chambers seeks judges to try Habré

The Extraordinary African Chambers is currently seeking to fill the positions of president of the Extraordinary African Trial Chamber and the president of its Appeals Chamber. The Chambers operate within the courts of Senegal and were created by the west … Continue reading

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