Africa

Somalia Ratifies Convention on the Rights of the Child (October 1, 2015)

Author: 
Catherina Valenzuela-Bock

On October 1, 2015, Somalia ratified the Convention on the Rights of the Child, depositing its ratification instrument at the United Nations headquarters during the annual treaty event.  According

Spanish Supreme Court Upholds Dismissal of Rwanda Genocide Case (October 7, 2015)

Author: 
Catherina Valenzuela-Bock

On October 7, 2015, the Spanish Supreme Court (Court) upheld a lower court’s decision to dismiss a case investigating the Rwandan genocide.

German Court Sentences Rwandan Rebel Leaders for Congo Massacres (September 28, 2015)

Author: 
Catherina Valenzuela-Bock

On September 28, 2015, a German court sentenced two Rwandan rebel leaders for their roles during the internal conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2008 and 2009.

U.S. Court of Appeals Orders Release of Sudan Funds for USS Cole Bombing Victims (September 23, 2015)

Author: 
Catherina Valenzuela-Bock

On September 23, 2015, a U.S.

French Court Denies Extradition of Rwandan Genocide Suspect (September 15, 2015)

Author: 
Catherina Valenzuela-Bock

On September 15, 2015, a court in Toulouse, France turned down an extradition request for Joseph Habyarimana, a Rwandan who is charged with genocide and crimes against humanity. Mr.

European Court of Human Rights Rules Deportation of Somali Asylum-Seeker does not Violate the European Convention on Human Rights (September 10, 2015)

Author: 
Catherina Valenzuela-Bock

On September 10, 2015, the European Court of Human Rights (Court) ruled in R.H. v.

FAO and MasterCard Announce New Partnership to Provide Financing Tools to Marginalized Communities (September 2, 2015)

Author: 
Catherina Valenzuela-Bock

On September 2, 2015, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and MasterCard announced a new partnership designed to utilize global technology in development assistance.

UN Security Council Welcomes Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan (August 28, 2015)

Author: 
Catherina Valenzuela-Bock

On August 28, 2015, the UN Security Council welcomed the signatures of South Sudan’s President Kiir and Riek Machar Ten

UN Security Council Welcomes Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan (August 28, 2015)

Author: 
Catherina Valenzuela-Bock

On August 28, 2015, the UN Security Council welcomed the signatures of South Sudan’s President Kiir and Riek Machar Ten

ICC Appeals Chamber Reverses Decision on Kenya’s Noncompliance under the Rome Statute (August 19, 2015)

Author: 
Caitlin Behles

On August 19, 2015, the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court (Appeals Chamber)