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#GlobalJusticeWeekly – Nigerian girls still not brought back

Accountability is urgently needed for continuing grave crimes against Nigerian women and girls civil society said this week—the anniversary of the Boko Haram kidnapping of 276 schoolgirls in the northern Nigerian town of Chibok, many of whom remain missing.

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#GlobalJusticeWeekly – ICC prosecutor warns against Nigerian electoral violence

ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda this week urged Nigeria’s presidential candidates and political parties to consolidate their commitment to refraining from political violence during upcoming elections. Bensouda also reminded all parties that anyone who commits crimes under ICC jurisdiction is liable to be prosecuted … Continue reading

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#GlobalJusticeWeekly – Prosecutor opens preliminary examination in Palestine

ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda announced today that she has opened a preliminary examination into the situation in Palestine since 13 June 2014. This follows Palestine’s declaration accepting the Court’s jurisdiction since that date and its accession to the ICC Rome Statute … Continue reading

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Nigerian civil society calls on lawmakers to pass international crimes bill

The Nigerian Coalition for the International Criminal Court has called on the country’s national assembly to immediately pass a bill that would domesticate the ICC Rome Statute into national law. The Crimes Against Humanity, War Crimes, Genocide and Related Offences … Continue reading

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#GlobalJusticeWeekly – ICC prosecutor, civil society condemn Boko Haram attacks

This week, ICC prosecutor Fatou Bensouda condemned the mass kidnapping of almost 300 Nigerian schoolgirls by the Boko Haram insurgent group last month, calling for the perpetrators to be held accountable. The group’s leader has admitted to the kidnapping and threatened to sell the … Continue reading

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