Luis Moreno-Ocampo

By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Apr 3rd, 2013
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By Stephen A. Lamony The Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) obliges states parties to cooperate with the Court in regards to its investigations and prosecutions. It is perhaps not too surprising then that Sudan, which never ratified the Rome Statute, has not cooperated with the Co...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Mar 12th, 2013
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NAIROBI — When the International Criminal Court was established in 2002 it had many lofty ambitions. Ending impunity for crimes against humanity, genocide and war crimes. Delivering justice to those abandoned by their national courts. Boosting indictees’ electoral chances was not on that list. Yet th...
By benim
In African Union (AU)
Dec 10th, 2012
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By Stephen Lamony African states must take lead in prosecution of grave crimes rather than diluting the mandate of an over-stretched regional court. The three year old impasse between the African Union (AU) and the International Criminal Court (ICC) is being further complicated by plans to expand the...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Jul 27th, 2012
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The last time Kenyans voted for a president, allegations of electoral fraud triggered weeks of inter-ethnic violence that claimed more than 1,000 lives and pushed East Africa’s biggest economy towards civil war. Heading into next year’s presidential election, the country is gripped by a p...
By IndepthAfrica
In CAR
Jul 10th, 2012
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CONGOLESE warlord Thomas Lubanga has been jailed for 14 years for using child soldiers in his rebel army. He was jailed by the International Criminal Court in the first sentence to be handed down by the world’s only permanent war crimes tribunal. Rights groups welcomed the sentence as sending a...
By IndepthAfrica
In Central Africa
Jul 10th, 2012
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The International Criminal Court will hand Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga its first-ever sentence on Tuesday, after his conviction for using child soldiers in a brutal conflict in the central African country. Lubanga, 51, was convicted in March of war crimes, specifically for using child soldiers i...
By IndepthAfrica
In Gambia
Jun 15th, 2012
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The Hague – Gambia’s Fatou Bensouda was sworn in on Friday as the International Criminal Court’s new chief prosecutor, saying she was ready to lead the fight against the world’s worst war criminals. “I, Fatou Bensouda, solemnly undertake that I will perform my duties and...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Jun 6th, 2012
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New York – The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court is calling on the UN Security Council to consider asking all countries and regional organizations to arrest Sudan’s president and three others for alleged war crimes in Darfur. Luis Moreno-Ocampo told the Security Council...
By IndepthAfrica
In Central Africa
May 15th, 2012
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New York – The International Criminal Court chief prosecutor on Monday sought new war crimes charges against Bosco “The Terminator” Ntaganda and another notorious Democratic Republic of Congo militia leader. Chief prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo said that Ntaganda and Sylvestre Mudacu...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Mar 10th, 2012
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Kampala – The wildly successful viral video campaign to raise global awareness of a brutal Central Africa rebel leader is attracting criticism from Ugandans, some who said on Friday that the 30-minute video misrepresents the complicated history of Africa’s longest-running conflict. The ca...