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ICC Pre-Trial Chamber I, rules on alleged deportation of the Rohingya people

Pre-Trial Chamber I of the International Criminal Court (ICC), composed of Judge Péter Kovács, Judge Marc Perrin de Brichambaut and Judge Reine Adélaïde Sophie Alapini-Gansou, decided by majority that the Court may exercise jurisdiction over the alleged deportation of the Rohingya people from Myanmar to Bangladesh. This ruling was delivered following a request submitted by the Prosecutor pursuant to article

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Al-Bashir Case: ICC Appeals Chamber to Hear Submissions on Legal Matters

The Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) will hold five days of hearings, from 10 to 14 September 2018, in relation to the appeal of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan against the decision of Pre-Trial Chamber II on the non-compliance by Jordan with the request by the Court for the arrest and surrender of Mr Omar Al-Bashir. The

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ICC Trial Chamber VI to deliberate on the case against Mr. Bosco Ntaganda

The trial in the case The Prosecutor v. Bosco Ntaganda has entered its final stages following closing statements that took place at the International Criminal Court (ICC) from 28 to 30 August 2018. During the closing statement hearings, the Prosecution, the legal representatives of victims and the Defence presented their final arguments. The ICC’s Trial Chamber VI, comprising Judge Robert

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ICC Trial Chamber VII to issue its decision on sentence on September 17

Trial Chamber VII of the International Criminal Court (ICC) scheduled a hearing on 17 September 2018 at 3:00pm to deliver its decision re-sentencing Mr Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo, Mr Aimé Kilolo Musamba and Mr Jean-Jacques Mangenda Kabongo. Background Of Case On 19 October 2016, Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo, Aimé Kilolo Musamba, Jean-Jacques Mangenda Kabongo, Fidèle Babala Wandu and Narcisse Arido were found

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Kofi Annan Protected Us From Our Worst Instincts-Jeffrey D. Sachs.

In every generation we depend on a few people of supreme decency and intelligence to hold the world together. In Jewish tradition, there are at all times 36 tzadikim, righteous people, without whom the world would perish. Kofi Annan was one of the righteous people, a man of extraordinary intelligence, decency, warmth and joy of life. He helped to keep

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Ghana Hajj Research Groups Commend 2018 Pilgrimage Arrangement

The Hajj Media groups, Ghana Hajj Research.com, Ghana Muslim Broadcast Journalists Association and the Northerners and Zongos Concerned Youth Association of Ghana, have declared activities of the Pilgrims Affairs Office of Ghana (PAOG) as connotation of transparency and incorruptibility. The restructuring of the board in recent time by the Chairman, Sheikh Ibrahim Cofie Quaye, according to the Group, is a

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Gov’t Maintains 12.5% VAT Rate; No Increment-Ken Ofori-Atta

Presenting the Mid-Year Review of the Budget Statement and Economic Policy of the Government for the 2018 Financial Year on the floor of Parliament, the Minister for Finanace, Ken Ofori-Atta, has indicated that there will be no increase in Value Added Tax (VAT) as it has been speculated in the media. Addressing the cedi’s depreciation, Mr Ofori-Atta informed the house

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