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  • Check out IPI's video discussion on enforcing international arrest warrants. Following an introductory keynote address by outgoing ICC Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo, a panel of speakers examined country case studies in order to draw out wider lessons about the role of states and NGOs in achieving more effective strategies for enforcing outstanding arrest warrants. 

  • IRIN humuanitarian news and analysis provides analysis on the arrest of a senior Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) commander, which has reignited debate in Uganda about what to do with alleged war criminals: let them go, to encourage other rebels to surrender; or prosecute them in the name of accountability and justice.

  • ICTR Appeals Chamber affirmed the convictions of three defendants for genocide, crimes against humanity and other crimes, 8 May 2012. Gaspard Kanyarukiga, Aloys Ntabakuze, and Ildephonse Hategekimana were sentenced to 30 years, 35 years, and life in prison, respectively. Ntabakuze and Hategekimana were both officers in the Rwandan Army (commander and lieutenant). Kanyarukiga, a businessman,...

  • Former President of Liberia, Charles Taylor, was convicted this morning of aiding and abetting war crimes and crimes against humanity during the Sierra Leonean civil war (1991 – 2002). The verdict issued by the Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL), sitting in The Hague, marks an important conviction in international criminal law. Taylor is the first former African head of state to be tried...