22.02.2018
By stripping the ACJHR of the power to prosecute Africa’s leaders have the AU scored an own goal?

By stripping the ACJHR of the power to prosecute Africa’s leaders have the AU scored an own goal?

0 Governance, Human Rights, Humanitarian, LEAP

At a closed-door session over the weekend of 28-29 June 2014, the assembly of the AU granted sitting African leaders immunity from prosecution at the African Court of Justice and Human Rights.  Incumbent leaders and “senior state officials based on their functions” who allegedly committed genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity will not be […]

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FIREARMS CONTROL BRIEFING GLOBAL STRATEGIES TO REDUCE VIOLENCE

FIREARMS CONTROL BRIEFING GLOBAL STRATEGIES TO REDUCE VIOLENCE

0 conflict resolution, Criminal Justice, Featured Posts, Human Rights, peace and reconciliation, punishment, restorative justice, traditional justice

Fatal firearm crime remains a daily tragedy throughout the world. We are reminded of this scourge by the headline stories of cinema massacres, celebrity murders etc etc.  But these incidents represent the tip of the ice berg and in there absence, violent gun crime and societal violence per se, must never become a forgotten story.   […]

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Where does the ICC go from here???

Where does the ICC go from here???

0 Criminal Justice, Featured Posts, Humanitarian

The case before the ICC concerning the President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta, has been dropped on all charges. This has occurred amidst fierce criticism from the ICC's chief prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, who claims that the Kenyan authorities obstructed her office's ability to put the case. The inevitable questions, however, centre around the ICC's credibility, and where it goes from here.

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The International Criminal Court and the Kenyan Cases – a young Kenyan’s perspective

The International Criminal Court and the Kenyan Cases – a young Kenyan’s perspective

0 Criminal Justice, Humanitarian, Young Africa Voices

The International Criminal Court’s case against the sitting President and Deputy President of Kenya is perhaps the most discussed issue in Kenya, Africa and the world at the moment, only second to the Ebola outbreak. “What are the implications of the court’s decision?” …..“Does the relevance of the ICC rely on the outcome of the cases?” these are some of the questions going through people’s minds with regards to this sensitive issue.

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