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Zimbabwe: What is the current status of the Torture Docket case?

International crimes must be prosecuted and domestic jurisdictions are well placed to do this. Domestic prosecutions based on universal jurisdiction are on the rise

UN backs weakened resolution on sexual violence in conflicts

Washington threatened a veto if the text spoke of reproductive rights

Amnesty report says SA arms diverted to Yemeni militia

Between 2015 and the end of 2017, South Africa transferred $62-million worth of major conventional weapons to the UAE

CAR’s Colonel ‘Rambo’ to face war crimes charges in The Hague

A militia leader from the Central African Republic has been extradited to the International Criminal Court in The Hague

Gambia launches probe into ex-dictator’s abuse

The commission will hold witness hearings into Yahya Jammeh's 22-year era of oppression, opening the way to prosecuting those responsible

Liberians still seek justice for war crimes

Liberians are asking why the government has failed to prosecute those responsible for atrocities committed during Liberia's two civil wars

Will seven million starving Yemenis ever find justice?

In the "war the world forgot", the international community won't react to the human rights violations which will leave 6.8 million hungry.

Jean-Pierre Bemba: From DRC vice-president to war criminal

Bemba's MLC troops helped put down an attempted coup in neighbouring CAR, in months-long campaign of horrific abuses against civilian population.

Habré trial a victory for hearing crimes against humanity in Africa

The trial of the Chad dictator in Senegal shows that war and other similar crimes need not be heard in The Hague.

AU-backed tribunal jails Chadian dictator Hissène Habré

The trial and judgment on the continent has been hailed by the United Nations, Human Rights Watch and other countries and organisations.

Syrian children pay the price for ‘world’s inaction’

Humanitarian workers and activists say the government has repeatedly delayed access for relief and aid, potentially in violation of a truce agreement.

Feelings mixed over US war crimes ruling

An appeals court ruling that denied alleged war criminal Yusuf Abdi Ali from Somalia immunity from prosecution in the US is only a partial success.

Amnesty International calls for probe into Nigerian army war crimes

The organisation wants senior military officers investigated for war crimes including murder, starvation, suffocation and torture.

Plight of civilians caught up in Boko Haram fight flagged

Many of the nations fighting the terror group have themselves been accused of human rights abuses and even of war crimes.

Radovan Karadzic denies knowledge of Bosnian genocide

The former Bosnian leader's legal advisor says he is not guilty of genocide because there is no "evidence" he knew about the massacre.

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Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

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In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

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