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Jean-Pierre Bemba’s Request for Compensation for Damages from the International Criminal Court
Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo (Bemba) is the leader of the Movement for the Liberation of Congo (MLC) and was the commander-in-chief of its military forces during the Central African Bush War from 2003-2004, during which the MLC was accused of committing w (More)
Former DRC vice president demands €68 million in reparations for imprisonment
Lawyers representing former Democratic Republic of Congo vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba filed a claim with the International Criminal Court (ICC) Monday seeking more than €68 million (USD $76.5 million) in compensatory damages for a 10-year prison (More)
CAR militia leader to appear before ICC
Central African Republic (CAR) militia leader Patrice-Edouard Ngaïssona is set to appear before the International Criminal Court on Friday after he was transferred to the court from France on Wednesday. Ngaïssona rose to prominence as a football o (More)
Central African Republic suspect transferred to ICC for prosecution
The International Criminal Court (ICC) announced on Saturday that authorities in the Central African Republic (CAR) have surrendered militia leader Alfred Yekatom for prosecution on charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity. Yekatom is sus (More)
International Religious Freedom Summit Fails to Mask Trump’s Scorn for Human Rights
From degrading disabled people, women, LGBT individuals, and other minorities to the forsaking of the United Nation Human Rights Council, and from separating migrant families to the coddling of authoritarians and racists, this presidency consistently (More)
ICC orders release of Congolese ex-vice president
The International Criminal Court (ICC) on Tuesday decided to release Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo , the former vice-president of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. While Bemba's conviction of crimes against the administration of justice still s (More)
World Legal News Round Up for Saturday, 5 May 2018
Here's the international legal news we covered this week: A UN human rights expert called for "calm and for all sides to exercise restraint" in the Central African Republic (CAR) Thursday, according to a UN statement . The Department of Defense on W (More)
UN rights experts call for restraint in Central African Republic
A UN human rights expert called for "calm and for all sides to exercise restraint" in the Central African Republic (CAR) Thursday, according to a UN statement . Marie-Thérèse Keita Bocoum, the Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in (More)
World Legal News Round Up for Saturday, 7 April 2018
Here's the international legal news we covered this week: David Kaye , the UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression urged Spain on Friday not to press rebellion charges against Cataloni (More)
Amnesty: EU member states complicit in abuse of refugees in Libya
Amnesty International on Monday accused EU member states of being complicit in the abuse and torture of refugees and migrants that have journeyed across Africa and are now being detained in Libya. The Libyan coastguard, detention authorities and (More)
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