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Turkey ‘laughed off’ demand to arrest Sudan leader

Istanbul, Turkey | AFP | Turkey “laughed off” a demand from the International Criminal Court (ICC) to arrest Sudan’s wanted leader when he attended a summit in Istanbul, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was quoted as saying Thursday. Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, who is wanted on charges of genocide and war crimes, …

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THIS WEEK: Ugandan appointed to ICC

THIS WEEK: Ugandan appointed to ICC Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | After four rounds of voting in the ongoing judicial election to the International Criminal Court (ICC), Justice Solomy Balungi Bossa has been elected to be a judge at the Hague-based Court. Japan and Peru’s candidates Tomoko Akane and Bañez …

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DR Congo child soldiers awarded $10 mn in damages

The Hague, NETHERLANDS | AFP | International war crimes judges on Friday awarded $10 million in landmark reparations to “hundreds or thousands” of former child soldiers left brutalised and stigmatised after being conscripted into a ruthless Congolese militia. Warlord Thomas Lubanga, 56, was jailed for 14 years after being convicted …

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War crimes judges to award child soldiers compensation

The Hague, Netherlands | AFP | International war crimes judges will hand down on Friday landmark reparations to former child soldiers conscripted into a Congolese militia about 15 years ago, who were left brutalised and stigmatised by their horrific experiences. Warlord Thomas Lubanga, 56, was found guilty in 2012 at the …

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Museveni in Nairobi for Kenyatta swearing in

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP & THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s President and chairman of the East African Community (EAC) Yoweri Museveni is one of the first leaders to jet into Nairobi for the swearing in of Uhuru Kenyatta. Museveni arrived in Nairobi on Monday evening and will be accompanied at the …

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THIS WEEK: ICC starts full probe into Burundi crisis

THIS WEEK: ICC starts full probe into Burundi crisis Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Just weeks after Burundi officially exited from the International Criminal Court (ICC), judges of the court on Nov. 09 authorized the office of the prosecutor to commence probe into the political and security crisis in the …

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Burundi says it will ‘never’ collaborate with ICC probe

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP |  Burundi on Friday slapped away any idea that it would help the International Criminal Court’s probe into alleged crimes committed after the country spiralled into political turmoil in 2015. “Burundi rejects this decision from the very outset,” said Justice Minister Aimee Laurentine Kanyana, a day …

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Burundi’s deadly crisis: A timeline

Bujumbura, Burundi | AFP | Burundi has been gripped by turmoil since President Pierre Nkurunziza launched a bid for a third term in office more than two years ago. On Thursday the International Criminal Court (ICC) opened a full probe into alleged crimes committed during the crisis. Between 500 and 2,000 …

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