Category Archives: Legal Judicial

Testimony Concludes on Alleged Atrocities Under Gambian Ex-Dictator Jammeh’s Rule

Gambia’s truth commission has wrapped up more than two years of public hearings into alleged human rights violations committed during the 22-year rule of former dictator Yahya Jammeh. A steady parade of witnesses concluded their testimony Friday, del…

ICC Opens Hearing on Militia Leader Accused of Darfur War Crimes

The International Criminal Court has begun hearing evidence against Sudanese para-military commander Ali Muhammad Ali Abd-Al-Rahman, also known as Ali Kushayb, the alleged leader of a notorious militia blamed for atrocities in Sudan’s Darfur region.The…

Kenyan Court Lifts Ban on Donkey Slaughter

Kenya’s population of donkeys is under threat after the High Court lifted a 2020 ban on donkey slaughterhouses, allowing them to resume selling the meat and hides to Asian markets.The high price for donkey hides for use in Chinese medicine has led to d…

No Court Decision on Suez Canal’s Claim Over Massive Vessel

An Egyptian appeals court on Sunday said it lacks jurisdiction to consider the Suez Canal Authority’s demands to uphold financial claims that led to the seizure of the massive Ever Given ship after it blocked the waterway in March. The authority and t…

ICC Upholds Convictions of Former Congolese Warlord

The International Criminal Court upheld the convictions and a prison sentence of a former Congolese warlord Tuesday, dismissing his lawyers’ arguments that legal errors tainted his original trial. Bosco Ntaganda was sentenced to 30 years in prison aft…

Sudan Requests UN, US, EU Help to Resolve Dam Conflict With Ethiopia

Sudan has formally requested four-party mediation on the standoff with Ethiopia over Addis Ababa’s Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, a hydropower dam on the Blue Nile River.Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok asked the African Union, the United Nations, the E…