August 26, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
The UN human rights office on Monday said that the Tanzanian government's system of placing children with albinism in government care centers does not provide this vulnerable group with adequate protection from those who target albinos due to erroneous beliefs and superstitions. The widespread ...[read more]
October 6, 2013
by Benjamin Minegar
US military special forces on Saturday captured Abu Anas al Libi, a suspected high-ranking operative of al Qaeda, during a raid conducted in Tripoli, Libya. US authorities allege that al Libi played a significant role in planning and executing the 1998 bombings of US embassies in Kenya and ...[read more]
July 21, 2013
by Blake Lynch
International Criminal Court (ICC) Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda said Friday that attacks on UN peacekeepers in the Darfur region of Sudan may constitute war crimes. A recent attack left seven UN peacekeepers from Tanzania dead and another 17 military and police personnel of the African Union/UN ...[read more]
July 16, 2013
by G. Redd
The International Criminal Court (ICC) on Monday rejected a request by Kenyan officials to change the forum of their trials to Kenya or Tanzania. Joshua Sang and William Ruto are accused of inciting violence after the 2007 presidential election, in which 1,100 people died. Lawyers for both ...[read more]
July 1, 2013
by Dan DeRight
JURIST Guest Columnist Roland Adjovi, Academic Director of the Arcadia Center for East African Studies says that by forbidding independent political candidates, the Tanzanian Constitution violates the African Union Charter on Human and People's Rights ... On June 14, 2013, the African Court on ...[read more]
April 24, 2013
by Jaclyn Belczyk
A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of New York on Tuesday resentenced Wadih El-Hage to life in prison for his role in the 1998 bombing of two US embassies in Tanzania and Kenya. El-Hage was permitted to speak before the sentencing, where he complained that the jury was ...[read more]
March 5, 2013
by Daniel Mullen
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Tuesday condemned the increase in attacks on those with albinism in Tanzania. Pillay's statement comes following four attacks on albinos over a 16-day period, including three children. Pillay called the attacks "abhorrent" and called upon local ...[read more]
June 29, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
The UN Security Council on Friday extended the terms of four judges of the UN International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR). Judge William Sekule of the United Republic of Tanzania, Judge Solomy Balungi Bossa of Uganda and Judge Mparany Mamy Richard Rajohnson of Madagascar, whose terms were ...[read more]
May 25, 2012
by Cody Harding
On May 25, 2011, the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) announced that Rwandan genocide suspect and former Hutu militia leader Bernard Munyagishari had been arrested in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Munyagishari was wanted on charges of genocide and several crimes ...[read more]
April 20, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) on Thursday confirmed and proceeded with the transfer of former Rwandan pastor Jean-Bosco Uwinkindi to Rwanda. Uwinkindi is the first ICTR genocide suspect to be transferred to a national court. The Appeals Chamber of the ICTR dismissed a ...[read more]

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