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  1. Bashir elected as 2020 NCP’s Presidential Candidate

    Published 17th August 2018

    On Friday 10 August 2018, Sudan’s ruling party, the National Congress Party (NCP) chose President Bashir to run as their candidate in the 2020 elections. Bashir has been in power since 1989 and in 2020 he will be 76 years old. The current Constitution provides for a two-term limit and the National Congress Party’s Charter […]

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  2. 28 years later Liberians still seeking justice

    Published 3rd August 2018

    Sunday 29 July 2018 marked the 28th anniversary of the St Peters Lutheran Church Massacre where 600 women, men and children died, in Monrovia, Liberia in 1990. Despite new leadership in Liberia, domestic justice for this Massacre, and other heinous crimes committed during the civil wars remains elusive. The First Liberian Civil War, which started […]

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  3. World Cup football- more than just a beautiful game

    Published 20th July 2018

    The World Cup 2018 has come to an end with the French Les Bleus lifting the coveted trophy. World Cup football has the ability to unite billions as all gather around to watch the tournament unfold. It is a time when true, die hard football fans endure (with good humour) peanut gallery commentary from people […]

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  4. Peace in South Sudan?

    Published 6th July 2018

    “My family was taken inside.There are 7 people in the family. They [government soldiers] closed the door, then they started putting the fire. They started burning the house.” These are the words of John Janoub, a displaced South Sudanese man whose family was burnt alive in an attack allegedly led by government soldiers in 2016. […]

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  5. Immunity, Accountability and Politics – the AU’s bid for an ICJ Advisory Opinion

    Published 26th June 2018

    This article first appeared on Blog of the Gronigen Journal of International law on 25 June 2018. Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir’s continued visits to Rome Statute Member States, including but not limited to Chad, Malawi, the Democratic Republic of Congo, South Africa and most recently Jordan, have caused much legal consternation and uproar from both […]

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  6. South Africa and the ICC- dismantling the international criminal justice system to protect one individual?

    Published 26th June 2018

    **By Navi Pillay and Angela Mudukuti This article first appeared in the Daily Maverick on 19 June 2018 The introduction of the International Crimes Bill before the Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services, two weeks ago, signals steadfast resolve to eventually withdraw from the Rome Statute. Impetus and momentum for withdrawal was generated by […]

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  7. End in sight for family’s long wait for justice?

    Published 15th June 2018

    Last week the High Court handed down an important judgment that will have an effect on justice for apartheid era crimes in South Africa. After seeking closure for over 30 years, Nokuthula Simelane’s family is finally one step closer to what has seemed elusive and unattainable for so long- justice for their slain anti-apartheid heroin. […]

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  8. Forced to marry at 16, raped and sentenced to death

    Published 29th May 2018

    Earlier this month a Sudanese court sentenced 19 year old, Noura Hussein, to death. Her crime – killing a man in self-defence. This man, was the man she was forced to marry when she was 16, he was also the man who had reportedly raped her with the help of his cousins and brother. At […]

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  9. How long can such discriminatory, archaic perspectives prevail?

    Published 11th May 2018

    The film, Rafiki, set to feature at the Cannes Film Festival this week, is already making waves, not only because it is the first Kenyan film to make it to the prestigious and exclusive Cannes Film Festival, but also because it has been banned in Kenya. Rafiki- meaning “friend” in Kiswahili, features a love story […]

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  10. Remembering anti-apartheid hero O.R Tambo

    Published 27th April 2018

    24 April marked the 25th anniversary of Oliver Reginald Kaizana Tambo’s death. Tambo was anti-apartheid activist, politician and revolutionary who served at the helm of the African National Congress (ANC) from 1967 to 1991. 25 years since his death, his contribution to a free democratic South Africa founded on the principle of equality remains invaluable. […]

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