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A Potential ICC Trial for Bashir Gives Hope to the People of Darfur

The newly formed transitional government of Sudan took a big step in February in announcing its openness to turn former president Omar al Bashir over to the International Criminal Court (ICC) to face charges for his crimes against the people of Darfur. For many, this announcement has been decades in the making. Bashir’s violent rule … Continue reading A Potential ICC Trial for Bashir Gives Hope to the People of Darfur

Convicting Lubanga: What Does it Mean for the ICC? (The Mantle)

It is safe to say that on March 14, 2012, history was made in the realm of international justice. On this day, Thomas Lubanga, former head of the Union of Congolese Patriots (UCP) and its former military wing, the Patriotic Forces of the Liberation of Congo, was convicted in the International Criminal Court (ICC). Charged … Continue reading Convicting Lubanga: What Does it Mean for the ICC? (The Mantle)