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Madagascar accused of unjust and excessive pre-trial detention
Amnesty International on Tuesday accused Madagascar of an "unjustified, excessive, prolonged and otherwise abusive use of pre-trial detention."The law in Madagascar allows pre-trial detentions to last as long as 5.5 years for adults and 2.75 year (More)
Amnesty reports record number of executions in 2015
2015 saw the highest number of recorded executions in more than 25 years, Amnesty International (AI) reported Wednesday. AI records show that at least 1,634 people were executed last year in 25 countries. However, the report also shows that there w (More)
Madagascar parliament votes to impeach president
Madagascar's Parliament voted on Tuesday to remove President Hery Rajaonarimampianina from office for failing to deliver on promises. The parliament also alleged Rajaonarimampianina has violated the constitution, lacks respect for the government, (More)
Madagascar former president arrested upon return to country
Former president of Madagascar Marc Ravalomanana was arrested on Monday when he returned to the country after five years of living in exile in South Africa. Tear gas was fired and security forces were seen outside his house before he was detained, (More)
Madagascar electoral court confirms ex-finance minister as president elect
Madagascar's electoral court ruled on Friday that ex-finance minister Hery Rajaonarimampianina was properly elected president despite allegations that the election was rigged. The court ruled that Rajaonarimampianina won 53.5 percent of the vote wh (More)
Southern African Tribunal Weakened By Endorsment of Mugabe Re-Election
JURIST Guest Columnist Drew F. Cohen, a clerk for the Constitutional Court of South Africa, discusses the consequences of the Southern African Development Community endorsing Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe's re-election... (More)
Madagascar elections court removes candidates from ballot
The special electoral court of Madagascar on Saturday announced that it has removed President Andry Rajoelina , former president Didier Ratsiraka and Lalao Ravalomanana , the wife of former president Marc Ravalomanana , from the country's list of (More)
UN extends terms of Rwanda criminal tribunal justices
The UN Security Council on Wednesday unanimously adopted a resolution to extend the term of office of five judges of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) . Justices Mehmet Guney of Turkey, Khalida Rachid Khan of Pakistan, Arlette (More)
South Africa prosecutors investigating former Madagascar president
South African prosecutors told reporters on Monday that they are investigating the former president of Madagascar for possible crimes against humanity. A spokesperson for the office of the prosecutor said that recent information about former presid (More)
UN Security Council extends terms of Rwanda tribunal judges
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 (More)