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GAMBIA: Ex-president Jammeh will be arrested if he returns

Banjul, Gambia | AFP |  Former dictator Yahya Jammeh would face immediate arrest if he returned home, Gambia’s justice minister warned Sunday, days after his supporters called for his return from exile. After a year of hearings investigating abuses during his 22-year rule, “it can no longer be ruled out …

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Sudan opens Darfur crimes probe against Bashir regime figures

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP |  Sudan has opened an investigation into crimes committed in the Darfur region by members of the regime of ousted former president Omar al-Bashir, the state prosecutor said Sunday. The conflict between pro-government forces and ethnic minority rebels left around 300,000 people dead and 2.5 million …

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Kato Lubwama suit: Activist protests delayed justice

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  A man who dragged Lubaga South Member of Parliament Kato Lubwama to court has protested the delayed justice in an application where the MP is seeking to block an election petition. In 2017 High Court Civil Division Judge Margaret Oumo Oguli allowed Habib Buwembo the …

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JLOS posts new gains in delivery of justice

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The Justice, Law and Order Sector (JLOS) has posted major gains in the administration of justice, law enforcement and promotion of human rights over the last one year. The sector registered milestones in reduction of case backlogs before courts, registration and management of new cases, …

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High-profile cases turn spotlight on domestic violence in Russia

Moscow, Russia | AFP | Natalia Tunikova’s partner pushed her towards the open balcony in their high-rise Moscow flat, before punching her to the floor. Fearing she would die, she reached for their kitchen table and “grabbed the nearest object”. It was a knife. Tunikova, 47, said she was subjected to …

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New Mak tribunal boss commits to dispensing justice

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Retired High Court Judge John Patrick Tabaro commits to dispensing justice as he prepares to officially start work as the chairperson of the Makerere University Staff Appeals Tribunal. Up to 21 cases are awaiting the tribunal, a form of alternative dispute resolution adopted as …

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Pro Bono day attracts hundreds in West Nile

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Hundreds of people from different parts of West Nile rushed to seek free legal services as part of the Regional Pro Bono day activities held at Arua police grounds yesterday. The Regional Pro Bono day was initiated by the Uganda Law Society to increase …

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