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01 June 2001 by -

A month after being found guilty of genocide, direct and public incitement to commit genocide and of seven crimes against humanity, Jean-Paul Akayesu was sentenced to life imprisonment. Both the Prosecutor and the accused have since appealed against the First Trial judgement. The former wishes to see the ex-burgomaster found guilty of violating the Geneva Conventions whereas the latter is demanding acquittal or, failing that, a re-trial.

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09 February 2002 by -

Pierre-Richard Prosper made his first visit to Arusha, from February 7th to 9th, since being appointed US Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Issues last July. He explains the United States position at an crucial stage in international justice. Interview

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07 February 2005 by Christine Chaumeau

Three years after the creation of the Guantanamo prison, the 550 detainees in the war on terrorism risk filling up American courtrooms. Lawyers and human rights activists are attacking every aspect of the legal strategy set up by the American administration to try so-called enemy combatants. In such a context, the next few months will prove critical for the success or failure of the military commissions.

Pierre-Richard Prosper