Rwanda: The Appeals Chamber hears oral arguments in the Ntawukulilyayo Case

The Appeals Chamber of the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, composed of Judge Carmel Agius, presiding, Judge Mehmet Güney, Judge Liu Daqun, Judge Andrésia Vaz, and Judge Arlette Ramaroson, today heard oral arguments in the appeal lodged by Dominique Ntawukulilyayo, former Sub-Prefect of Gisagara in Kibuye Prefecture. Ntawukulilyayo was on 3 August 2010 [...]

Palestine: Arduous Odyssey of Statehood

The plight of the Palestinian people is no closed book to anyone in the world; a subjugated nation which has been unjustifiably subjected to discrimination and violence for the past 6 decades. Even the close allies of Israel and those who support the continued occupation of Palestine admit in their privacy that the actions and [...]

Israeli justice: High Court rules that village of Walaja may be completely walled in

A recent decsion by the Israeli Supreme Court concerning the village of Walaja, between Bethlehem and Jerusalem,  is probably one of those decisions which is most telling about what in Israel erroneously  is perceived as justice. It is worth to give it some attention, because it illustrates to what extend the law in Israel can [...]

In Zimbabwe it’s not just “what now?” but also “what next?”

Zimbabwe’s Prime Minister, Morgan Tsvangirai, has accused the Zimbabwe military of attacking civilians in politically motivated attacks. Few outside observers doubt that the accusation is plausible. Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious Recommend on Facebook Tip on Hyves Share on Linkedin Share on technorati Tweet about it Print for later Bookmark in Browser Tell a friend

The use of rape warfare fades from headlines, but not the battlefields

First it was the conflict in the former Yugoslavia, then Rwanda…Sudan and the Congo, which seemed to bring this unfathomable crime against humanity to light and then most recently it was Libya that brought the use of rape as weapon of war into the headlines. However while the headlines bringing such atrocities to light seem [...]

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