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Ugandan judge Suzan Okalany shortlisted for ICC chief prosecutor job

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  A Judge of the International Crimes Division (ICD), Suzan Okalany has been shortlisted for the job of Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC). Okalany who has been a judge in the International Criminal Division of that Court since 2016 has been shortlisted together …

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ICC must up its game to survive after US onslaught: experts

The Hague, Netherlands | AFP | The International Criminal Court must step up to ensure its survival after US President Donald Trump authorised sanctions against the tribunal over an Afghan war crimes probe, experts said Friday. Trump’s adminstration on Thursday unleashed an unprecedented onslaught against what it branded a “kangaroo court”, …

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Closing statements in Ongwen trial trigger war memories in Gulu

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The closing statements in the trial of former rebel Lord’s Resistance Army-LRA Commander, Dominic Ongwen at the International Criminal Court-ICC evoked memories of the two-decade insurgency in Northern Uganda. It follows the live streaming of the concluding arguments on Ongwen’s trial which is being …

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Sudan ready to hand Bashir to ICC for Darfur crimes

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP |  Sudan has agreed to hand ousted autocrat Omar al-Bashir and others to the International Criminal Court for alleged war crimes in Darfur, a member of Khartoum’s ruling body said Tuesday. The Hague-based ICC has charged Bashir and three of his former aides with genocide, crimes …

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People’s Government to petition ICC in February

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The self-proclaimed People’s Government is set to file its petition against President Yoweri Museveni at the International Criminal Court-ICC next month. The group embarked on collecting signatures and evidence in November 2019 to back their petition against Museveni and other government officers to the …

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Sudanese celebrate, demand justice on uprising anniversary

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Exuberant crowds took to the streets of Sudan on Thursday to celebrate the first anniversary of the uprising that toppled veteran autocrat Omar al-Bashir and to demand justice for slain protesters. Thousands turned out in different districts of the capital Khartoum chanting slogans such as “we’re …

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Ugandan court issues arrest warrant for Sudan’s Bashir

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The International Crimes Division of the High Court in Kampala has issued an arrest warrant in respect of Omar al-Bashir and questioned Uganda’s failure to arrest him when he last visited Uganda. Justice Dr Henry Peter Adonyo ordered that the arrest warrant against Bashir …

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THE LAST WORD: Atubo’s disappointing lamentations

  THE LAST WORD: Why African elites are deluded to think the “international community” has our best interests at heart THE LAST WORD | Andrew M. Mwenda |  Last week, I read with sadness, disappointment, disillusionment and frustration an article in Daily Monitor by former minister Omara Atubo. He was explaining …

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LRA victim’s lawyer dies in Gulu hotel room

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  A Legal officer representing the Lord’s Resistance Army – LRA war victims at The Hauge based International Criminal Court (ICC) has died in his hotel room in Gulu town. Jane Adong Anywar, 64, a resident of Kampala died at Abola Lapok Hotel along Olya Road …

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800 sign petition to drag president Museveni to ICC

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Over 800 people have so far signed a petition to drag President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni to the International Criminal Court- ICC.  The petition spearheaded by the People’s Government led by Former President of the Forum for Democratic Party- FDC party Dr Kiiza Besigye requires at least …

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