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ICC Finally Receives Dr. Besigye’s Petition Against  President Museveni

ICC Finally Receives Dr. Besigye’s Petition Against  President Museveni

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By Our Reporter The International Criminal Court (ICC) has finally received a petition that was filed against President Yoweri Museveni and his government by Forum for Demoractic Change (FDC) former presidential contender Rtd. Col. Dr. Kizza Besigye.  Dr. Besigye and several others started collecting one millions signatures to back up their petition which they later filed, with intent to cause the ICC to investigate the allegations lodged against President Museveni and several government officials in their petition. Dr. Besigye's tweet about ICC accepting his petition “I’m grateful to our legal teams; volunteers who, in spite of great intimidation, collected signatures from all parts of Uganda; and courageous Ugandans who signed to petition ICC to have Mr M7 & others inves...
Rwandan Genocide Suspect Kabuga to be Extradited to The Hague

Rwandan Genocide Suspect Kabuga to be Extradited to The Hague

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A UN judge on Wednesday ruled that Rwandan genocide suspect Félicien Kabuga, who has been in a French jail since May, should be sent to a detention unit in The Hague ahead of his trial.  “I hereby amend the arrest warrant and order of transfer,” Judge Iain Bonomy said from Arusha, Tanzania. “I consider that there are exceptional circumstances and that it would be in the interests of justice [to send Kabuga to The Hague].” The decision means that Kabuga, 84, is likely spend at least several months in The Hague and be brought before an international judge there for an initial appearance in his war crimes case, rather than in Tanzania as originally planned. UN prosecutors accuse the former tea and coffee tycoon of bankrolling and importing huge num...
Election Of ICC War Crimes Prosecutor Hits Snag Amid U.S. Sanctions

Election Of ICC War Crimes Prosecutor Hits Snag Amid U.S. Sanctions

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By Our Reporter The process of electing a War Crimes prosecutor for the International Criminal Court (ICC) has hit a snag after Washington’s decision to impose financial sanctions on the chief prosecutor  of the ICC overshadowing the search for her successor, with countries deadlocked over a post that has new visibility as the target of American anger. The court’s 123 member countries are due to meet in New York on December 7, 2020, when they are meant to pick a successor for Fatou Bensouda, the court’s Gambian chief prosecutor whose term expires in June. A shortlist of four candidates has been drawn up for the nine-year term, narrowed down from a list of 14 by a panel of diplomats and experts. But in a letter, the court’s oversight body wrote to inform members that none ...
Former Sudan President Bashir, Gov’t Officials To Be Handed To ICC For Trial

Former Sudan President Bashir, Gov’t Officials To Be Handed To ICC For Trial

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By Elite Reporter The interim government of Sudan on Tuesday passed a resolution to hand former Sudan president Omar al-Bashir to the International Criminal Court (ICC), such that he can face trial for crimes  he committed when he was still in power.   Omar al-Bashir and others wanted by the ICC are to be handed over to the Hague, where he is wanted on charges of genocide and war crimes. Hassan al-Taaishi, a member of Sudan's ruling Sovereign Council, said on Tuesday that an agreement had been made in Juba with Darfuri rebels that will see all those wanted for war crimes handed to the ICC.  "Those who have been indicted by the ICC,  have to go there," said Taaishi. Bashir, who was ousted by anti-government protests in April 2019, was sentenced to two y...
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