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World Legal News Round Up for Saturday, 9 December 2017
Here's the international legal news we covered this week: The High Court of South Africa ruled Friday that President Jacob Zuma's appointment of a State Prosecutor who would decide whether to reinstate corruption charges against was invalid. Arg (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)
Impunity in the DRC: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back?
JURIST Guest Columnists Stefaan Smis, Derek Inman and Pacifique Muhindo of Vrije Universiteit Brussel, discuss the violations of human rights and international humanitarian law in Democratic Republic of Congo and urge for the change in national prior (More)
Genetic Testing and the Need for a Federal Regulation
JURIST Guest Columnist Angie Lin, St. John's University School of Law Class of 2015, is the author of the fourth article in a twelve-part series from the staffers of the Journal of Civil Rights and Economic Development. Lin discusses inadequate feder (More)
Rights groups oppose new DRC amnesty law
The National Network of Congolese Human Rights NGOs on Wednesday a new Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) law providing amnesty for acts of war committed as far back as 2006. After more than three weeks of debate, lawmakers in the DRC approved (More)
UN rights chief urges cross-border cooperation in Africa Great Lakes region
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Wednesday urged attendees of the fifth Ordinary Summit of Heads of State and Government of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) to "ensure that people suspected of com (More)
UN DRC mission head condemns attacks by armed rebel group
The top official for the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) , Martin Kobler, on Saturday condemned a series of attacks perpetrated by the Mayi-Mayi Cheka , which resulted in the deaths of 34 civi (More)
DRC authorities must capture escaped military officials: UN
The top UN official for the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) on Saturday urged Congolese authorities to take all necessary steps required to capture two escaped national army officials, both of (More)
DRC rights abuses continue: UN report
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Wednesday welcomed the establishment of a national human rights commission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) [UN materials; BBC backgrounder] but said that rights abuses continue in the (More)
UN expert calls for international community to address impunity in DRC
A top UN official specializing in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) on Saturday emphasized the need to address the issue of impunity for those involved in human rights violations over the past year. The DRC has seen an increase in violence (More)