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March 2012

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Event: KONY 2012 - A force for good?

26 March 2012 by Administrator

On Wednesday 4 April, at 7pm, London’s Frontline Club will host a debate asking whether the KONY 2012 campaign is a force for good or a worrying development in campaigning.



Zimbabwe Torture Case Postponed

26 March 2012 by Administrator

The North Gauteng High Court was today forced to postpone the landmark case brought to compel South Africa to investigate and prosecute high-level Zimbabwean officials accused of crimes against humanity.


Tagged Zimbabwe


Human-rights charges against Haiti's former leader, "Baby Doc", are dismissed

21 March 2012 by Administrator

Charges of grave human-rights crimes including torture and political assassination against Jean-Claude Duvalier, who ruled Haiti from 1971 to 1986, have been dismissed by investigative magistrate Carvès Jean, on the grounds that the ten-year statute of limitations had expired.


Tagged Haiti


Mugabe's Campaign of Indigenisation Gains Pace

20 March 2012 by Administrator

The world's second-largest platinum miner, Impala, last week agreed to cede 51 per cent of its Zimbabwean arm, Zimplats, under Robert Mugabe’s indigenisation programme; the corporate version of the farm invasions which have seen white African farmers in Zimbabwe have their land taken off them, often violently, over the past decade.



The Majalla – The Other Side of Justice in Afghanistan

16 March 2012 by Administrator

On Wednesday 14 March, Arab magazine The Majalla published an article entitled “The Other Side of Justice in Afghanistan – Has Time Run Out for Afganistan and the US?”



Try Afghan Massacre Soldier in Afghanistan, suggests Mark McDonald

14 March 2012 by Administrator

In an interesting post on the International Herald Tribune’s “IHT Rendevous” site, Mark McDonald asks, “Why Not a Massacre Tribunal in Afghanistan?“



Thomas Lubanga found guilty of war crimes in the first verdict delivered by the ICC.

14 March 2012 by Administrator

In an historical moment for international criminal law, the International Criminal Court (ICC) has handed down its first verdict since the Court opened in July 2002, in the war crimes trial of the Prosecutor v. Thomas Lubanga Dyilo.



David Scheffer Book Launch

13 March 2012 by Administrator

Today at 12.00 pm, 9 Bedford Row International in association with the University of Middlesex School of Law will host the launch of David Scheffer’s new book: “All the Missing Souls – A Personal History of the War Crimes Tribunals”



DR Congo - fresh attacks by the Lord’s Resistance Army, reports the UNCHR

7 March 2012 by Administrator

Since the beginning of the year, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has seen 3,000 people displaced following 20 new attacks by the Ugandan rebel Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), in which one person was killed and 17 others have been abducted, according to Fatoumata Lejeune-Kaba, spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).


Tagged ICC


War crimes were committed by both sides in Libya, finds International Commission of Inquiry on Libya

6 March 2012 by Administrator

War crimes were committed by both sides in the war in Libya, according to the latest Report of the International Commission of Inquiry on Libya. The advanced unedited version of the Report, which details the results of an investigation by a three-member commission on human rights and international law violations during the war in Libya, was published on 2 March 2012.


Tagged Libya


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