Tag Archives: International Criminal Court (ICC)

Disturbing is Dr.Tedros Adhanom’s horse trading on human rights, ironically to become WHO head

12 May

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
 
In the World Health Assembly, unlike the narrow pool of voters in the WHO’s 34-member Executive Board, one vote for 194 nations each is more promising. If my past experience is any guide, there is better chance to prevail over dictators and hope for qualitative democracy in WHA in that regard!
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Quietly, African dictators at AU summit encourage withdrawal from the ICC

2 Feb

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
 
ADDIS ABABA (VOA): The African Union is moving forward on what it calls a “withdrawal strategy” from the International Criminal Court (ICC), a move that could alter peace, security and justice on the continent.
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US Impunity Erodes World Justice

26 Oct

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Nicolas J S Davies*, October 25, 2016
Consortium News
 

The International Criminal Court charges only Africans with human rights crimes while granting impunity to U.S. officials and their allies, undermining what had been a noble idea of universal justice, writes Nicolas J S Davies.

In the past week, Burundi and South Africa have joined Namibia in declaring their intention to withdraw from the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court (ICC). They are likely to be followed by a parade of other African countries, jeopardizing the future of an international court that has prosecuted 39 officials from eight African countries but has failed to indict a single person who is not African.
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Commendable ICC verdict on Al-Mahdi in Timbuktu destruction: Cultural destruction as crime against humanity!

27 Sep

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Amnesty International
 

Today’s International Criminal Court (ICC) conviction of Ahmad Al Faqi Al-Mahdi, a senior member of the Ansar Eddine armed group, must be the first step towards broader accountability for all crimes committed during Mali’s 2012 conflict, Amnesty International said.
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Joseph Chilengi: African Union (AU) hires unguided missile to slam the International Criminal Court (ICC)

17 Jul

Editor’s Note:

    How much must African dictators and their club, the African Union, paid Joseph Chilengi, to make such emotional speech from Kigali, Rwanda, where the butchers of African peoples are caucusing in their annual heads of state summit? Chilengi may have not noticed that one of the summit’s agenda items is Burundi.
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Eritrea-Ethiopia two-day war ends; Ethiopia withdraws its forces:           Is war a luxury only the West’s ally & now UNSC candidate can enjoy?

14 Jun

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin, The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

It appears that the brief clash between Ethiopian and Eritrean forces has come to its abrupt end, as it abruptly started. The regime in Asmara, which Sunday accused Ethiopia of unleashing an attack against Eritrea on the Tsorona Central Front” came around Tuesday to announce in its press release about repulsing the “TPLF troops”, which it cared to point out, “sustaining heavy causalities.”
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UN Eritrea Commission of Inquiry seeks Security Council to refer Asmara to ICC Prosecutor

8 Jun

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin, The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

Report is circulating about possibility of the United Nations Security Council at some point referring Eritrea to the International Criminal Court (ICC). Mike Smith, Chairman of the three-member Eritrea Inquiry Commission Wednesday briefed the media that his Commission “has concluded that Eritrean officials have committed crimes against humanity.”
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International criminal court (ICC) abandons case against Kenya’s VP William Ruto; Proseuctor claims witness intimidation & political interference

7 Apr

Editor’s Note:

    This may be a jubilee moment for the Jubilee Alliance of the ruling party in Kenya on account of the case against Mr. William Ruto being vacated from the Trial Chamber. Nonetheless, the fact that the charges against the vice president have hardly been dropped; nor has he been exonerated from the crimes. Much like the Kenyan President, another ICC-indictee for alleged crimes against humanity, the ICC Trial Chamber V (A) only “terminated the case without prejudice to re-prosecution.”
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