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Rwandan genocide suspects in Zambia: a call for justice

London/Kigali/Johannesburg, African Rights, REDRESS and the Southern Africa Litigation Centre have sent a confidential report to President Rupiah Banda of Zambia detailing the names and roles of 16 key suspects of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda who are believed to be living in Zambia. The report follows a visit of President… Read More

Congolese rebel leader will not be prosecuted for sexual violence

The International Criminal Court (ICC) handed down an Appeal Judgment this afternoon that effectively excludes crimes of sexual slavery and inhuman treatment from the on-going trial of rebel leader Thomas Lubanga, from Ituri, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Thomas Lubanga is on trial in The Hague for recruiting and actively… Read More

Zimbabwe: mission by UN Special Rapporteur on torture blocked

Copenhagen, Geneva, London, Paris. The Coalition of International NGOs against Torture (CINAT) strongly condemns Zimbabwe’s refusal to receive the UN Special Rapporteur after all the officially planned fact-finding mission to Zimbabwe by the United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur on Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, Mr. Manfred Nowak. Mr. Nowak’s… Read More

Time for genuine reform of Sudanese security laws

The Project for Criminal Law Reform in Sudan (PCLRS)** today released a report entitled ‘Security for All – Reforming Sudan’s National Security Law.’ The report contains specific suggestions for legal reform and a set of recommendations drawing on national and international standards and comparative experiences. The full report is available… Read More