Category Archives: Central African Republic (CAR)

The Price of War – Economic Crimes and Justice in the Central African Republic

Alain-Guy Sipowo join JiC for this post on the need to address economic crimes and injustice in the Central African Republic. Alain-Guy is Social Science and Humanities Research Council fellow at the McGill Centre on Human Rights and Legal Pluralism. … Continue reading

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The Africa-ICC Relationship – More and Less than Meets the Eye (Part 3)

Over the last two weeks, I have attempted to critically examine and assess the relationship between African states and the ICC. In the first post, I critiqued popular assumptions about the relationship, namely that it is viewed as either the … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, African Union (AU), Central African Republic (CAR), Complementarity, Hissène Habré, International Criminal Court (ICC) | 5 Comments

The Africa-ICC Relationship – More and Less than Meets the Eye (Part 2)

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has an ‘Africa problem’. The Court is widely perceived as a Western, neo-colonial institution that unfairly targets African states. The ICC and its champions insist this isn’t the case. The Court is simply misunderstood and … Continue reading

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The Trial of Hissène Habré: Five Thoughts

In descriptions of the trial of former Chadian president Hissène Habré, no word has been used more often than “finally”. After a quarter century of regular twists and turns along the way as well as a healthy dose of disappointments … Continue reading

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Why Central African Republic’s Hybrid Tribunal Could be a Game-Changer

A new international criminal tribunal is born. Following pressure from international human rights groups and the United Nations, the Central African Republic (CAR) has established a hybrid tribunal with the aim of prosecuting atrocities committed by Séléka and anti-Balaka forces … Continue reading

Posted in Amnesty, Central African Republic (CAR), Hybrid Tribunals, International Criminal Court (ICC), Special Criminal Court | 15 Comments

The ICC to the Rescue… Kind of, Maybe.

I received the above snippet from a friend (and friend of the blog) and wanted to share it with readers. It appeared in a recent New Yorker article entitled “The Preist, the Killers, and a Looming Genocide” which covers how … Continue reading

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If the Rwandan Genocide Happened Today, Would We Get It?

The story is familiar. When the killing started, everyone who was able to flee did so. As unprecedented violence erupted in Rwanda, Westerners boarded planes that whisked them back to safety. A few UN peacekeepers stayed but, as famously recounted by … Continue reading

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