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Radio Ndeke Luka Report On Rubbish Sparks Prime Minister’s Action

26-05-2016

                  For a month, the central marketplace in Bangui, capital of the Central African Republic, has had no toilets. In addition, rubbish has piled up there, and there have been several fires. Radio Ndeke Luka reported on this. Traders in the market complained. “Since the toilets got blocked, we do not know where to go to relieve ourselves” said one trader. “The municipal authorities are not bothering to repair them.

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JusticeInfo.net: Chad ex-dictator guilty of war crimes, crimes against humanity

30-05-2016 Hits:5 News Oliver Galfetti - avatar Oliver Galfetti

A special court in Senegal sentenced former Chadian dictator Hissene Habre to life in prison on Monday for war crimes, crimes against humanity and a litany of other charges, including rape. The verdict brings a long-awaited day of reckoning to up to 40,000 people kidnapped, raped and tortured under his rule as president of Chad from 1982-1990. "Hissene Habre, this court finds you guilty of crimes against humanity, rape, forced slavery, and kidnapping," as well as war crimes, said Gberdao Gustave Kam, president of the special court. "The court condemns you to life in prison," Kam added. The court also heard that Habre had...

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JusticeInfo.net : Week in Review: Transitional Justice Debates from Tunisia to Rwanda

23-05-2016 Hits:28 News Chantal Baranger - avatar Chantal Baranger

Several hot debates took place this week on transitional justice, a field that is naturally controversial because still developing and often faced with extreme situations in very different countries.  

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The Week in Review: Rwanda and France

17-05-2016 Hits:69 News Oliver Galfetti - avatar Oliver Galfetti

     France this week started its second trial linked to the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, with two Rwandan mayors in the dock. The two accused are former mayors of Kabarondo (eastern Rwanda), Tito Barahira and Octavien Ngenzi. They are both charged with genocide and crimes against humanity committed 22 years ago.  This trial, being held under the principle of universal jurisdiction, has been long awaited by Rwandan victims’ associations. It is led by France’s special crimes against humanity unit, created in Paris in 2012. The unit, which has received some 30 judicial complaints against Rwandans living in France, has thus belatedlyopened its...

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JusticeInfo.net: Kunduz: Is an “Unintentional” Hospital Bombing a War Crime?

11-05-2016 Hits:94 News Chantal Baranger - avatar Chantal Baranger

Was the apparently mistaken bombing of a Doctors Without Borders (MSF) hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, by US forces a war crime? The American authorities recently completed their investigation, concluding that it was not. MSF, on the other hand, maintains that it was. Can you be responsible but not guilty? This question is loaded at a time when in many countries conventional NATO armies are involved in asymmetric conflicts with armed groups.

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