Africa

UN Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in Eritrea Releases Report (June 8, 2015)

Author: 
Caitlin Behles

On June 8, 2015, the UN Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in Eritrea released a report

Here to Stay? Extended Liability for Joint Criminal Enterprise as a Tool for Prosecuting Mass SGBV Crimes

On September 29, 2014 it may have become considerably harder for civilian and military superiors to avoid criminal liability for mass sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) after a landmark conviction by the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) was affirmed on appeal.[1]  In the trial judgement for The Prosecutor v.

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19
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13
Author: 
Andrés Pérez
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UN Releases Report on Humanitarian Law Violations in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (May 13, 2015)

Author: 
Caitlin Behles

On May 13, 2015, the United Nations released a report on the Democratic Republic of the

ITLOS Issues Order in Ghana/Cote d’Ivoire Maritime Boundary Dispute (April 25, 2015)

Author: 
Monica Moyo

On April 25, 2015, the Special Chamber of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea delivered its

Central African Republic Establishes Criminal Court (April 22, 2014)

Author: 
Monica Moyo

On April 22, 2015, the National Transition Council of the government of the Central African Republic (CAR) voted to create a special criminal tribunal to address the atrocities that have taken plac

Uganda High Court Challenges National Court’s Jurisdiction in the Interpretation and Application of the EAC Treaty (April 27, 2015)

Author: 
Monica Moyo

On April 27, 2014, the High Court of Uganda submitted a matter to the East African Court of Justice (EACJ) to determine whether national courts have the jurisdiction to interpret provisions of the

African Union and Conference of Constitutional Jurisdictions of Africa Sign MOU (April 1, 2015)

Author: 
Monica Moyo

On April 1, 2015, the African Union and the Constitutional Jurisdictions of Africa signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) establishing a partnership aimed at promoting democracy, human rights,