The ICC trial chamber acquitted Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui (Photo: Flickr/ICC-CPI)
21 April 2015 by Tjitske Lingsma, The Hague (The Netherlands)

Over two years since his initial acquittal by the International Criminal Court (ICC), former Congolese militia leader Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui is still in the Netherlands fighting another legal battle: to get asylum in the ICC’s host country.

07 November 2005 by -

On November 1, a federal court in Abuja ruled in favor of a suit brought by two Nigerian victims of amputations by members of the United Revolutionary Front, the Sierra Leonean rebellion that the then president of Liberia, Charles Taylor, supported for ten years. The plaintiffs object to the fact that the Nigerian government has granted Taylor asylum since 2003. The Nigerian court ruled that their complaint was justified. Taylor is wanted by the Special Court for Sierra Leone, which wants to try him for crimes against humanity.