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Arbitrary arrests in Central African Republic violate international law: Amnesty
The Central African Republic (CAR) has violated international law by arbitrarily detaining people, holding detainees for extended periods without charges and trials, and maintaining prisons in degrading conditions, according to a study released Th (More)
Central African Republic ex-president convicted for fraud in absentia
Former Central African Republic President Ange Felix Patasse was convicted in absentia Tuesday on fraud charges and sentenced to 20 years hard labor. Patasse and four other members of his former government have been charged with embezzlement and f (More)
'The Return': Aristide, Law and Democracy in Haiti
JURIST Special Guest Columnist Brian Concannon Jr., Director of the Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti, says that although the return to Haiti of ousted former president Jean-Bertrand Aristide is legally and constitutionally permissible, a (More)
Central African Republic court refers former president, Congo VP to ICC
A Central African Republic court referred former president Ange Felix Patasse and Congo's Vice-President Jean Pierre Bemba to the International Criminal Court (ICC) [official website; JURIST news archive] Friday on war crimes charges stemming (More)
The Irony of a Possible ICC Finding of Genocide in Darfur
JURIST Guest Columnist Michael Kelly of Creighton University School of Law says that an International Criminal Court finding of genocide in Sudan could change negative American attitudes towards the new Hague tribunal... Genocide may yet be found t (More)
International brief ~ SA court orders expedited re-sentencing of death row inmates
Leading Wednesday's international brief, South Africa's Constitutional Court has issued a unanimous ruling ordering the South African Department of Justice to expedite the alternative sentencing of the 62 individuals currently sitting on de (More)
International brief ~ US Senators call for UN sanctions against Sudan
In Thursday's international brief, two US Senators have called for the UN Security Council to impose heavy sanctions on the Sudanese government for forcing the genocide of thousands in Darfur to end. Senators Sam Brownback and Jon Corzine i (More)
International brief ~ UN rights chief Arbour says ICC only credible venue for Sudan trials
In Thursday's international law brief, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour presented the findings of the International Commission of Inquiry on the Conflict in Darfur to the UN Security Council on Wednesday, stating that the on (More)