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Congo soldiers arrested for alleged role in February massacre
Seven army officials have been arrested and charged [Le Congolais report, in French] with war crimes in the Democratic Republic of the Congo , according to government officials at a press conference on Saturday. The charges stem from a massacre of un (More)
UN rights office condemns civilian deaths in Congo
The UN human rights office on Monday expressed concern over reports that at least 101 people have been killed by Congolese soldiers in conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The deadly clashes have been between the Congolese militia, A (More)
International Treaty and Constitution: Contradictions of Cameroon
JURIST Guest Columnist Doris Toyou of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law discusses treaty translation issues in the nation of Cameroon... The 2016 unrest in the Republic of Cameroon ("Cameroon") started when a group of Anglophone lawyers dema (More)
Amnesty: unpunished war crimes in CAR call for rebuilding of justice system
Perpetrators of war crimes in the Central African Republic (CAR) have not been prosecuted or investigated for their crimes, according to an Amnesty International (AI) report on Wednesday. According to AI, the country's justice system needs to be r (More)
UN announces plan to create high-level task force on sexual exploitation and abuse
The UN announced plans on Friday to create a high-level task force to prevent and respond to sexual exploitation and abuse. The task force is to develop a "clear, game-changing strategy to achieve visible and measurable further improvement." It wil (More)
Former LRA commander pleads not guilty at start of ICC trial
Dominic Ongwen , an alleged former top official in the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity brought against him by the International Criminal Court (ICC) . The charges stem fr (More)
New UN SG urges peacekeepers to respect human rights
UN Secretary-General-elect Antonio Guterres said while visiting Beijing on Monday that he wants UN peacekeepers to be better trained and more respectful of human rights. Guterres stressed the need "to make sure that there is an effective combination (More)
UN rights expert: strengthen CAR justice system to achieve peace
An independent UN human rights expert said Wednesday that strengthening the justice system in the Central Africa Republic (CAR) is essential to achieving peace. Marie-Thérèse Keita-Bocoum was speaking before a conference on the CAR held in Brussels (More)
Abolition or Reform of Electoral College Unlikely
JURIST Guest Columnist William G. Ross of Samford University's Cumberland School of Law discusses reform of the electoral college system...Hillary Rodham Clinton's victory over Donald J. Trump in the popular vote this presidential election has revive (More)
Former Congo VP found guilty of bribing witnesses
A former vice president of the Democratic Republic of Congo was found guilty of bribing witnesses in his International Criminal Court (ICC) trial for war crimes. On Wednesday The Hague-based court found Jean-Pierre Bemba guilty of bribery during (More)