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"Côtexit" from Access to the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights
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 (More)
France court agrees to transfer Rwanda genocide suspect to UN tribunal
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 Internationa (More)
Supreme Court allows punitive damages award against Sudan for 1998 embassy bombings
The US Supreme Court ruled Monday in Opati v. Republic of Sudan that the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act (FSIA) permits a punitive damages award against Sudan for the role it played in 1998 al Qaeda bombings that occurred outside of US embassies in (More)
Tanzania opposition leaders convicted of making seditious statements
The Kisutu Resident Magistrate Court in Tanzania convicted nine Chadema leaders and legislators Tuesday of making "seditious statements."Principal Resident Magistrate Thomas Simba was convinced that they were unlawfully assembled, rioting and mak (More)
Supreme Court hears arguments in Appalachian Trail pipeline, Sudan bombing cases
The US Supreme Court heard two oral arguments on Monday: US Forest Service v. Cowpasture River Preservation Association, in which the court will consider a case concerning a pipeline on federal forest land; and Opati v. Sudan, which asks whether the (More)
Sudan agrees to compensate victims of USS Cole bombing in Yemen
Sudan's transitional government agreed Thursday to compensate victims of a suicide bombing on the USS Cole, while at a port in Yemen in 2000, that resulted in the death of 17 US sailors. This move is an essential requirement before Sudan can be remov (More)
Tanzania denies health services to and cracks down on LGBT individuals: HRW report
Human Rights Watch (HRW) released a report on Monday documenting how Tanzania's health policies deny adequate services to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people and other people who are at risk of contracting HIV. The report details the (More)
Trump adds restrictions to more countries, bringing travel ban total to thirteen
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced yesterday that President Trump had signed a proclamation adding travel restrictions to six more countries, effectively barring potential immigrants from these six countries from entering the United (More)
Supreme Court denies Sudan's petition for review in 1998 embassy bombing case
The US Supreme Court on Monday denied a petition for review filed by the Republic of Sudan concerning the 1998 embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania.In 2017 the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit awarded several billion dol (More)
Amnesty: Many African states not cooperating with human rights efforts
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 consistent (More)
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