Abu Garda escapes ICC trial
The ICC declined to confirm charges against Sudanese rebel leader Bahar Idriss Abu Garda on Monday, citing a lack of evidence.Abu Garda was accused of directing an attack that killed a dozen African Union peacekeepers in Sudan’s strife-torn Darfur region in 2007. Prosecutors say they will appeal the decision.
The case against Hissène Habré
An international legal drama is playing itself out in the Senegalese capital Dakar, against the backdrop of the Monument for the African Renaissance. Main characters in no specific order: Hissène Habré, former president of the central African state of Chad, Abdoulaye Wade, president of Senegal, the African Union, Belgium, lawyers and human rights groups. At issue: can an African state put a former head of another African state on trial for crimes against humanity?
Darfuris feel “let down”
The last week has seen two important developments in ICC prosecutions of alleged war crimes committed in Darfur. Tajeldin Abdalla Adam is a journalist with Radio Dabanga, a Netherlands based station that broadcasts to Darfur. He told the IJT what these rulings will mean for Darfuris.
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Lubanga trial: Witness “lied” to ICC
Šešelj charged with contempt of court
Charles Taylor son fined