Category: Judicial

DRC Colonels Sentenced to Death in Killings of Two Chinese Workers

Six people, including two army colonels, were condemned to death by a DR Congo military court Friday for the killings of two Chinese mine workers.   Four other military personnel were sentenced to 10 years in prison by the Ituri Military Court.   All but one of those receiving the death sentence were members of the military.   The two colonels were accused of planning an attack on a convoy in March, with the aim of stealing four gold bars and $6,000 in cash being transported by the victims, who were returning from a gold mine.   In the Democratic

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African Court judges, registry officers visit The Hague

TWO teams of judges and registry officers from the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights (AfCHPR) have visited the International Criminal Court (ICC) intending to enhance and exchange issues concerning international justice.   All the delegates from two groups were led by the president of the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights, Lady Justice Imani Aboud.   The visit was held as part of the African Court’s increased effort to engage in judicial dialogue with international institutions sharing similar or cross-cutting mandates.   During the visit, the African Court’s delegation met with ICC’s Vice-President, Judge Ibanez Luz del

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African Court Judges to visit three European courts

ARUSHA— The African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights Judges will undertake a five-day peer-to-peer visit to the European Court of Human Rights, the International Court of Justice, and the International Criminal Court.   The visit which is fixed for Sept 26 – 30 is aimed at exchanging experiences, and enhancing cooperation among the continental judicial fraternity, a statement signed by Dr. Robert Eno, African Court Registrar.   The African Court statement explained that the purpose of the visit was also to generally engage with global judicial institutions, whose mandates stood at the intersection between public international law, and human

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