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Human Rights Violations In Spotlight in Great Lakes Region

Human Rights Violations In Spotlight in Great Lakes Region

Judicial officials and experts Africa’s Great Lakes region are meeting to look for ways to reduce violence and human rights abuses through the judicial process. The officials attending the meeting have called on closer cooperation between states to fight impunity in the region. Judges, lawyers and legal experts are taking aim at impunity with hopes […]

South Sudan Should End Its Repressive Practices

South Sudan Should End Its Repressive Practices

Five years after independence, South Sudan is mired in a highly abusive and increasingly complex civil war that does not appear set to end soon despite earlier signs that the fragile 2015 peace agreement might hold. Instead, the government has continued to allow its forces to carry out serious abuses during operations across the country. […]

Don’t Leave International Criminal Court, UN Envoy Tells African Countries

Don’t Leave International Criminal Court, UN Envoy Tells African Countries

The UN Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, Adama Dieng, has warned African countries that withdrawing from the International Criminal Court, ICC, could have grave implications for victims seeking redress for serious human rights violations. Mr. Dieng, who stated this in a commentary, said the setting up of the tribunal was a “reckoning” for […]

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