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A special court for the Central African Republic?

Civil society is backing a plan for a special criminal court to help the ICC prosecute perpetrators of ongoing abuses in the conflict-stricken Central African Republic (CAR). The country’s transitional parliament is currently considering a bill to create a special … Continue reading

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#GlobalJusticeWeekly – Bemba trial ends as witness-tampering charges confirmed

Closing statements were heard this week in the trial of Jean-Pierre Bemba, with prosecutors asking judges to convict the former Congolese politician and defense counsel asking for an acquittal. Bemba is charged with two counts of crimes against humanity and three counts of war … Continue reading

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#GlobalJusticeWeekly – Prosecutor opens second investigation in the Central African Republic

This week, ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda announced the opening of a second investigation in the Central African Republic (CAR). The investigation will focus on alleged crimes committed since August 2012. The CAR has been mired by sectarian conflict between the Muslim Seleka rebels … Continue reading

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#GlobalJusticeWeekly – UN peacekeeping mission in CAR urged to fight against impunity

On Monday, the UN peacekeeping mission in the CAR took over authority of peacekeeping operations in the country from the African Union.

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#GlobalJusticeWeekly – CAR government refers crisis to ICC prosecutor

On Wednesday, the Central African Republic government formally requested the ICC prosecutor to investigate alleged crimes committed during the CAR’s recent crisis since 1 August 2012. ICC Prosecutor Bensouda praised the government’s commitment to justice and said that her office would step up an existing … Continue reading

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