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Africa’s international crimes court is still a pipe dream

By Maram Mahdi Despite adopting the Malabo Protocol five years ago, efforts by African states to establish the court have stalled. Since June 2014 when African leaders agreed to set up an African international crimes court, there’s been no progress towards its establishment. The Malabo Protocol, adopted at an African Union (AU) summit in

ICC submission calls for prosecution of EU over migrant deaths

•Member states should face punitive action over deaths in Mediterranean, say lawyers Owen Bowcott The EU and member states should be prosecuted for the deaths of thousands of migrants who drowned in the Mediterranean fleeing Libya, according to a detailed legal submission to the international criminal court (ICC). The 245-page document calls for

Amnesty asks ICC to investigate possible war crimes in Libya

Godsgift Onyedinefu Amnesty International (AI) has called on the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate possible war crimes in Libya. “As the battle for Tripoli unfolds, the warring parties have displayed a shameful disregard for civilian safety and international humanitarian law by carrying out indiscriminate attacks on residential neighbourhoods,’’ Magdalena Mughrabi, deputy

‘Amnesty International as Nigeria’s Second Terrorist Group’

By Kaereen Goulding By now no one should be in doubt that Amnesty International is Nigeria’s second terrorist group. The country has been the target of several horrendous attacks – failed Boko Haram attempts, armed bandits, killer herdsmen, kidnappers, robbers and other evil elements – without Amnesty International demanding that

Amnesty International wants Sudan’s Bashir handed to ICC

Ousted Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir should be handed over to the International Criminal Court, Amnesty International said after the army overthrew his three-decade iron rule on Thursday. The London-based human rights organisation also urged the military authorities to ensure that new emergency laws do not undermine civil liberties. “Bashir is wanted for

Breaking: Sudan’s al-Bashir reportedly toppled, arrested

•As Sudan braces for military announcement after anti-Bashir protests Jude Johnson The embattled Sudanese President Omar El-Bashir, has been forced to step down by the country's military following months of sustained anti-Bashir protests. The protests has been going on four months ago since December 19, 2018. CNN quoting multiple sources confirmed that al-Bashir

Central African Republic militia leader arrested in France for war crimes

The International Criminal Court (ICC) had issued the arrest warrant of Patrice-Edouard Ngaissona for war crimes. He is the suspected leader of a militia accused of carrying out attacks on the Central African Republic's Muslim population. French authorities on Wednesday arrested Patrice-Edouard Ngaissona, a suspected senior leader of a Central African

Rights Violations: ICC never accused Nigerian Army of war crimes–Official

•Acknowledges preliminary investigation on allegations  Senator Iroegbu  The Nigerian Army has debunked the reports alleging that the International Criminal Court (ICC) has ruled that Nigerian army is guilty of war crimes against humanity. According to the Director of Army Public Relations (DAPR), Brig-Gen. Sani Usman, the allegation "is not true". Usman in a statement on

How Nigeria’s military committed war crimes against humanity — AI, ICC

calls for investigation Godsgift Onyedinefu The Amnesty International (AI) has urged the International Criminal Court (ICC) to open a formal investigation against Nigeria over serious violations of international humanitarian law and human rights law committed by both the terrorists group, Jama’atu Ahlis Sunna Lidda’awati wal-Jihad, popularly known as Boko Haram and