Peter Dejong/AP Bosco Ntaganda appeared before the International Criminal Court for the first time on Tuesday last week. For reasons that remain unclear, Ntaganda surrendered himself voluntarily to the US Embassy in Rwanda on the 18th of March, apparently requesting a transfer to the ICC. He was transferred to the court on the 22nd of March to face charges of [...]
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Rwanda’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Louise Mushikiwabo announced today on her twitter account that Bosco Ntaganda, a Congolese fugitive wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC), presented himself at the US Embassy in Kigali. “We have learned today that Bosco Ntaganda entered Rwanda and surrendered to US Embassy in Kigali,” Louise Mushikiwabo said. The ICC [...]
In a development that could have wide-reaching ramifications for the relationship between the Dutch government and the International Criminal Court (ICC), an Amsterdam court recently ruled that three witnesses testifying at the ICC who applied for asylum in the Netherlands must be transferred to Dutch custody. A Dutch district court had ruled in December that the witnesses [...]
by Philippa Webb This afternoon, the ICJ delivered its Judgment on the question of compensation in the Ahmadou Sadio Diallo case (Republic of Guinea v. Democratic Republic of the Congo). When settling legal disputes between States, the ICJ typically declares that a party has violated an obligation under international law. The Court may order certain [...]
General Bosco Ntaganda The ICC Prosecutor’s Office stated that it will seek arrest warrants for two Congolese rebel leaders, General Bosco Ntaganda and Sylvestre Mudacumura. General Ntaganda was a leading figure within the Forces Patriotiques pour la libération du Congo (FPLC), the military wing of the Union of Congolese Patriots (UPC), the organisaton formed by Thomas [...]
Hundreds of Congolese troops loyal to former rebel leader Bosco Ntaganda have reportedly defected from the army. Ntaganda is wanted by the International Criminal Court in The Hague for crimes including the forced recruitment of children, murder and rape. In 2009, he integrated his militia group, the National Congress for the Defence of the People [...]
A UN report released on 20 March 2012 details serious human rights violations, including killings, disappearances and arbitrary detention, committed in Kinshasa by Congolese and security forces in the context of the 2011 presidential and legislative elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The report is based on investigations conducted by the UN [...]