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DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO: WARLORD IN FIRING LINE AS ICC PREPARES TO DELIVER FIRST RULING

Nearly a decade after its inception, the International Criminal Court (ICC) is due to deliver its first judgment on Wednesday. Thomas Lubanga, a Congolese alleged warlord, stands accused of enlisting and conscripting child soldiers. Prosecutors allege that Lubanga (51) sought to maintain and expand his control over the eastern Democratic…
Staff Writer
14 Mar 2012
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AFRICAN COMMISSION: AFRICAN COUNTRIES URGED TO DEEPEN RIGHTS CULTURE

African countries have been asked to deepen their culture of human rights and mutually encourage one another to respond progressively and decisively to the right to development. This call was made Wednesday by the African Union’s Commissioner for Political Affairs, Mrs Julia Dolly Joiner at the opening of the 48th …
Staff Writer
11 Nov 2010
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DRAFT UN REPORT – PAVING THE WAY FOR JUSTICE IN THE DRC

The leaked United Nations Mapping Report documenting  a decade of violence in the DRC has caused quite a stir. The report documents atrocities committed by various armed groups in the country, it also alleges that Rwandan forces systematically killed Hutu refugees that fled the DRC in the aftermath of the Rwanda genocide. If proven Rwanda may be guilty of genocide. Much…
Staff Writer
17 Sep 2010