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COMMENT: Trump’s strongman weakness

Praising strongmen without also mentioning their human-rights abuses condones repressive practices By Aryeh Neier US President Donald Trump has made his affinity for authoritarian leaders abundantly clear. When Trump entertained Abdel Fattah el-Sisi at the White House in April, he praised the Egyptian military ruler for doing “a fantastic job.” …

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Unjust African justice

By Aryeh Neier Granted the continent’s leaders immunity for their crimes, probably unravels two decades of progress At its recent summit meeting in Equatorial Guinea, the African Union formalised its decision to expand the jurisdiction of the African Court of Justice and Human Rights to include international crimes, such as …

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The globalisation of justice

By Aryeh Neier Military and  guerrilla leaders, Presidents know they could face justice for crimes against humanity When the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) was established by the United Nations Security Council 20 years ago, on May 25, 1993, many regarded it as a meaningless gesture. At …

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