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Swiss radio highlights Ndeke Luka role in Central African Republic

24-06-2016

Hippolyte Marboua, Deputy Editor of Radio Ndeke Luka, was this week interviewed on Swiss public radio RTS as he was visiting Lausanne. On the RTS programme “Tout un monde”, he talked about Radio Ndeke Luka’s work in the context of a political and economic crisis that has led to inter-religious violence in the Central African Republic (CAR).

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JusticeInfo.net: “Transitional justice is well-suited to the Central African Republic”

22-06-2016 Hits:14 News Oliver Galfetti - avatar Oliver Galfetti

CAR Touadéra leaving a polling station on February 14, 2016Photo Issouf Sanogo/AFP   Didier Niewiadowski travelled all over the Central African Republic (CAR) from 2008 to 2012 when he was cooperation and cultural advisor at the French embassy. This academic who also taught law for years in other African countries, urges new CAR President Faustin Archange Touadéra to put a transitional justice process in place quickly, because building up a normal judicial system is a long-term project in the country’s current context. In an interview with JusticeInfo, the French jurist also said he thinks the new president’s slogan “breaking with the past” needs...

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JusticeInfo.net: Argentine anniversary puts truth-justice balance into the spotlight

20-06-2016 Hits:13 News Oliver Galfetti - avatar Oliver Galfetti

Members of the Madres and Abuelas de Plaza de Mayo Human Rights organizations and demonstrators carry a large banner with portraits of people disappeared in the 1976-1983 military dictatorship.AFP PHOTO/EITAN ABRAMOVICH EITAN ABRAMOVICH / AFP   On 24 March 2016, hundreds of thousands of Argentines flooded the streets around Buenos Aires’ Plaza de Mayo to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the country’s bloody 1976 military coup.  The date also marked the UN Day on the Right to Truth, making it a unique invitation to reassess Argentina’s transitional justice legacy 33 years after the post-coup regime collapsed, in the aftermath of economic collapse...

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JusticeInfo.net: The trial of Hissène Habré: a pivotal case for international justice in Africa

17-06-2016 Hits:24 News Oliver Galfetti - avatar Oliver Galfetti

  Jacqueline Moudeina, one of the lawyers who spearheaded the civil society movement in Chad.EU/Shimera/Alain Rolland/Flickr, CC BY-NC-ND   On May 30, in an African court, history was made. In an unprecedented move, a former president was convicted of human rights abuses by a foreign court. In another historic ruling, the accused was also sentenced on counts of sexual abuse and the rape of a prisoner. Chad’s former dictator, Hissène Habré, who ruled from 1982 to 1990, received a life sentence for crimes against humanity. His conviction comes at a crucial time for international justice in Africa, with several governments threatening to withdraw from the International Criminal Court...

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JusticeInfo.net: United Nations Under Fire on Darfur

16-06-2016 Hits:44 News Oliver Galfetti - avatar Oliver Galfetti

  A Tanzanian peacekeeper talks to children in southern DarfurUN   At a June 14 Security Council meeting, UN Under Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Hervé Ladsous admitted lack of progress in finding a viable political solution to the conflict in Darfur, western Sudan. Five days earlier, International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda went further, blaming the situation on impunity for the violence that has wracked Darfur for several years. Bensouda blamed the UN Security Council for doing nothing to get the arrest of Sudanese President Omar Al Bashir, who continues to travel freely, especially in Africa, despite two ICC arrest warrants against...

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