Tag Archives: War crimes

08 April 21

To heal, Ethiopia must urgently investigate sexual violence in Tigray conflict

International pressure is mounting on warring parties in Ethiopia’s conflict-ridden Tigray region to halt attacks against civilians as reports of human rights abuses snowball. The UN recently raised the alarm over the atrocities and, in particular, called for a stop
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23 March 21

Ethiopia: Abiy Ahmed acknowledges Tigray atrocities

Ethiopia Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed acknowledged that reports indicate atrocities have been committed in the country’s Tigray conflict.

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20 February 20

Sudan: ICC delegates arrive in Khartoum to discuss Bashir handover

A delegation from the International Criminal Court (ICC) has arrived in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, to discuss the potential handover of former president Omar al-Bashir who is wanted for war crimes and crimes against humanity.

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16 January 20

More than 4,000 mass graves discovered in Burundi

More than 4,000 mass graves have been found in Burundi as part of investigations carried out by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

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24 December 19

Sudan launches investigation into Darfur conflict

Sudan has launched an investigation into crimes committed in the Darfur region under the rule of former president Omar al-Bashir who was ousted from power earlier this year.

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21 December 19

Rwandan official convicted on charges of genocide

A court in Belgium has convicted 71-year-old Rwandan official Fabien Neretse on charges of genocide over his involvement in the 1994 atrocity that killed an estimated 800,000 people.

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30 April 19

South Sudan hires US lobbyists to block war crimes court

South Sudan’s government has hired US lobbyists to help it reverse sanctions imposed by the US and prevent the establishment of a court that would prosecute those guilty of committing war crimes in the country.

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25 February 18

South Sudan: UN identifies military officials accused of war crimes

United Nations investigators say they have identified more than 40 South Sudanese military officials accused of committing war comes and crimes against humanity.

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31 October 17

How many African nations will follow Burundi’s departure from the ICC

Last week, Burundi became the first nation to withdraw from the Rome Statute, bringing an end to the International Criminal Court’s jurisdiction in the African country. A year after the country first threatened to abandon the Hague-based court, Burundi has
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24 May 17

UN: South Sudan guilty of killing civilians, possible war crimes

The UN on Friday accused South Sudanese soldiers of killing over 100 civilians and other atrocities that may constitute war crimes during the second half of last year.

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