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#GlobalJusticeWeekly – Civil society urges African leaders to reject head of state immunity

The Coalition this week joined 140 human rights groups in calling on African leaders meeting in Nairobi to reject proposals to grant sitting heads of state and senior government officials immunity before the African Court for Justice and Human Rights.

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#GlobalJusticeWeekly – AU approves immunities in African Court expansion

At its summit in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, the African Union (AU) approved the inclusion of immunity for sitting heads of state and senior government officials in the proposed expansion of the jurisdiction of the African Court of Justice and Human Rights to … Continue reading

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A step towards impunity for grave crimes: AU approves immunity for those in power

With its latest step towards a regional court capable of prosecuting those suspected of atrocities, the African Union (AU) could have made clear its commitment to ending impunity. Instead, the free pass it proposes for those in positions of power … Continue reading

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