Sudan to Handover ex-President Omar al-Bashir to ICC

Sudan’s rulers agree to hand over ex-President Omar al-Bashir to the International Criminal Court on war crimes charges BY TESFANEWS * A top Sudanese transitional government official has announced on Tuesday that they have agreed with rebel groups to hand over ex-President Omar al-Bashir to the International Criminal Court. Al-Bashir, who was overthrown by the […]

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Criminals on the International Criminal Court

In 2017, African leaders passed a nonbinding resolution against the International Criminal Court for its bias on Africa. What should African states make of John Bolton’s blistering attack on the ICC? BY THOMAS C MOUNTAIN When US National Security Advisor John “The Walrus” Bolton threatened the International Criminal Court with US Sanctions, many of us […]

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Russia Quits International Criminal Court (ICC)

Tribunal has not lived up to hopes of international community, Moscow says, day after ICC report on Crimea annexation. By TesfaNews, President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree to withdraw Russia from the International Criminal Court (ICC), which prosecutes war crimes, genocide and crimes against humanity. The President instructed Russia’s foreign ministry to notify the […]

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Human Rights as a Political Tool: Eritrea and the ‘Crimes Against Humanity’ Narrative

By Tanja R. Müller, For those who follow the politics of Eritrea and the Horn of Africa, the verdict of the second report by the Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in Eritrea (COIE), that Eritrea has indeed committed crimes against humanity in a widespread and systematic way, was a foregone conclusion. The COIE, established […]

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Eritrea and the Commission of Inquiry: What Happens Next?

By Bronwyn Bruton, As expected, the United Nations Commission of Inquiry on Eritrea (the COIE) has recommended to the Human Rights Council that Eritrea be referred to the International Criminal Court and that the human rights situation in Eritrea constitutes a “threat to international peace and security”. The COIE is a panel of three independent […]

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Eritrea Dismisses Crimes Against Humanity Claims as ‘Laughable’

By BBC, A UN inquiry has accused Eritrean of systematic crimes against humanity. The commission, which was not allowed to enter Eritrea, said it believed as many as 400,000 people were being enslaved, forcibly conscripted into the military. It also documented torture, rape, murder and forced disappearances and recommended an investigation by the International Criminal […]

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Eritrea’s Preliminary Response to the Report of the Commission of Enquiry

By Yemane Gebreab | Presidential Adviser, A three-person panel, called the “Commission of Inquiry” (COI), is campaigning to take yet another African country, this time Eritrea, to the International Criminal Court. The COI claims that it “has reasonable grounds to believe that crimes against humanity have been committed in Eritrea since 1991.” Yet it has no […]

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