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French magistrates drop two-decade investigation into assassination of Rwandan President
The Rwandan government released a statement Monday that French Magistrates Jean-Marc Herbaut and Nathalie Poux closed an ongoing investigation last Friday, into the 1994 downing of former Rwandan President Juvénal Habyarimana’s plane. Habyarimana, (More)
France prosecutors move to dismiss Rwanda genocide charges
French prosecutors have reportedly recommended dismissal of the charges against a group of current and former Rwandan officials suspected of involvement in the assassination of former Rwandan president Juvénal Habyarimana. Habyarimana, a member o (More)
The House We Built: How the United States Walked Away from Decades of Accountability
As the world turns inward, nationalistic perspectives are on the rise. It feels like 1930, where the international order laid out in the Versailles Treaty, was about to be turned upside down. Today, something terrible is lurking around the corner, si (More)
Denmark appeals court upholds extradition of Rwandan genocide suspect
The Eastern High Court of appeals in Denmark on Friday upheld a decision that a Rwandan native and Danish national since 2014 can be extradited to face trial for crimes against humanity. Wenceslas Twagirayezu is suspected of committing crimes ag (More)
Israel PM cancels refugee relocation agreement
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday he is cancelling Monday's relocation agreement with the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR). The agreement followed harsh criticism Israel received after the government approved a plan that would requi (More)
The Story of ICTY: Legal Success Emerging from Tragedy
JURIST Guest Columnist Mohit Gupta of South Asian University discusses the legacy of the ICTY... International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), an ad hoc international criminal tribunal established by mandate from United Nations S (More)
ICTY marks official closing
The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) on Thursday marked its official closure with with a ceremony held in the Hague. The event marked the end of the ICTY's 24 year tenure trying those most responsible for genocide, c (More)
DRC recruited former rebel fighters to suppress protests: HRW
The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) government recruited former M23 rebel fighters to protect President Joseph Kabila after protests broke out last December over his refusal to step down at the end of his constitutionally mandated two terms, Hum (More)
Humanity Lost the Legend: Cherif Bassiouni, The Godfather of International Criminal Law and Justice
JURIST Guest Columnist, Mohamed Arafa, of Alexandria University Faculty of Law discusses the accomplishments and contributions of the late Mohamoud Cherif Bassiouni and his deep impact on international criminal law and justice...Mahmoud Cherif Bassio (More)
World Legal News Round Up for Saturday, 14 October 2017
Here's the international legal news we covered this week: Turkish prisons are committing torture and disappearing citizens, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a report Thursday. Palestinian political parties Hamas and Fatah on Thursday announded (More)
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