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Testimony Concludes on Alleged Atrocities Under Gambian Ex-Dictator Jammeh’s Rule

Gambia’s truth commission has wrapped up more than two years of public hearings into alleged human rights violations committed during the 22-year rule of former dictator Yahya Jammeh. A steady parade of witnesses concluded their testimony Friday, del...
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ICC Opens Hearing on Militia Leader Accused of Darfur War Crimes

The International Criminal Court has begun hearing evidence against Sudanese para-military commander Ali Muhammad Ali Abd-Al-Rahman, also known as Ali Kushayb, the alleged leader of a notorious militia blamed for atrocities in Sudan’s Darfur region.The...
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Kenyan Court Lifts Ban on Donkey Slaughter

Kenya's population of donkeys is under threat after the High Court lifted a 2020 ban on donkey slaughterhouses, allowing them to resume selling the meat and hides to Asian markets.The high price for donkey hides for use in Chinese medicine has led to d...
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No Court Decision on Suez Canal’s Claim Over Massive Vessel

An Egyptian appeals court on Sunday said it lacks jurisdiction to consider the Suez Canal Authority's demands to uphold financial claims that led to the seizure of the massive Ever Given ship after it blocked the waterway in March. The authority and t...
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ICC Upholds Convictions of Former Congolese Warlord

The International Criminal Court upheld the convictions and a prison sentence of a former Congolese warlord Tuesday, dismissing his lawyers’ arguments that legal errors tainted his original trial. Bosco Ntaganda was sentenced to 30 years in prison aft...
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UN Court Opens Maritime Dispute Hearing Without Kenya

PARIS - Kenya has refused to attend a weeklong hearing by the United Nations' highest court over a long-running maritime dispute with Somalia.In a letter last week to The Hague-based International Court of Justice, or ICJ, the Kenyan government cited a...
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Rwanda Paid for Flight That Brought Hotel Rwanda ‘Hero’ to Kigali

Rwandan Justice Minister Johnston Busingye said in an interview broadcast Friday that Kigali had paid for the plane that brought the hero of the hit movie Hotel Rwanda to his home country to be arrested and tried.A critic of Rwandan President Paul Kaga...
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Turkmen Lawyer Arrested After Protests Abroad, Rights Groups Say

Rights groups say a Turkmen lawyer has been arrested and accused of having links to Turkmen activists residing abroad who recently staged a number of rallies in the United States, Turkey, and Northern Cyprus to protest against constitutional amendments in...
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Regular issue of Democracy and Law magazine

Regular issue of quarterly Democracy and Law magazine prepared for printing by the Institute of State, Law and Democracy has been published. The magazine is opened with article “Legal Provision of digitization, electronic document management system and digit...
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