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On 29th April, Côte d’Ivoire announced its withdrawal from the special declaration of jurisdiction provided under Article 34(6) of the ‘Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights on the Establishment of an African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights’. Article 34(6) of the Protocol reads that “the State shall make a declaration [...]

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The Paris Court of Appeals on Wednesday affirmed a lower court decision to transfer Felicien Kabuga to Arusha, Tanzania, to be tried for his role as the primary financier of the 1994 Rwandan genocide. Kabuga will be handed over to the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (IRMCT), which is primarily based out of The [...]

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French authorities arrested Félicien Kabuga, a leading figure in the 1994 Rwandan genocide, on Saturday in Paris. A release from the UN said Kabuga, 84, “was indicted by the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda in 1997 on seven counts of genocide, complicity in genocide, direct and public incitement to commit genocide, attempt to [...]

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According to a report released by Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Monday, arbitrary detention of homeless children at Rwanda’s Gikondo Transit Center has been characterized by violent beatings, dismal conditions, and other abuse. The report calls on the Rwandan government to close the facility and change its policies of detention for what it calls “deviant [...]

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Amnesty International released their inaugural report on the performance of three regional human rights institutions in Africa on Monday, finding low compliance with the final decisions of the regional mechanisms. Although many states have consistently promised to comply, the report found that overall the states have failed to follow through. For example, the African Court [...]

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The government of Rwanda, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and the African Union on Tuesday signed a memorandum of understanding to set up a transit mechanism for evacuating refugees out of Libya. According to a joint statement Tuesday, around 4,700 people are currently being held in detention centers in Libya and urgently need to be [...]

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