CONGO: Women seeking justice at ICC see case dismissed

CONGO: Women seeking justice at ICC see case dismissed

WNN Breaking (WNN/FIDH) Geneva, Switzerland, THE HAGUE, ICC: The International Criminal Court in Geneva, Switzerland has just dismissed an important case that may have brought relief for women seeking justice against sexual atrocity in Africa’s Congo region. At the same time the ICC is calling for more detailed investigations. The Trial Chamber II of the […]

International Criminal Court not ‘targeting’ only Africans says Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda

International Criminal Court not ‘targeting’ only Africans says Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda

Peter Clottey – WNN Justice (WNN/ICC/VOA) The Hague, Geneva, SWITZERLAND: The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) says she rejects any suggestion that the tribunal has unfairly targeted African countries. Fatou Bensouda, who became chief prosecutor last June after eight years as deputy chief prosecutor, said in an interview it will take a […]

With amnesty off the table Ugandan rebels could remain in force

With amnesty off the table Ugandan rebels could remain in force

Gillian Lamunu – WNN Opinion (WNN/IWPR) Gulu, UGANDA, AFRICA: Last month, the Ugandan government dropped its 12-year-old amnesty for rebel combatants who decide to lay down their arms and renounce violence. On May 23, Interior Minister Hilary Onek extended the Amnesty Act for a further 12 months, but in a form that left out crucial clauses […]