Congo's Jean-Pierre Bemba was found guilty of leading a campaign of rape and murder in neighboring Central African Republic in 2002-03.
Finding dictator Hissène Habré guilty is a win for all oppressed peoples.
The urge of the UN for negotiations "whose outcome should not be impeded or prejudged by the acquisition of advantages resulting
The fact that these cases were heard in the same week may be merely coincidental, but it nevertheless sends out a strong signal that commanders who commit or permit atrocities will ultimately be held responsible.
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- The bodies came daily. Sometimes 10, sometimes 20 lives lost to torture, malnutrition or sickness
July 17, International Justice Day, is a reminder both of how difficult it is to bring the people responsible for the world's worst crimes to justice and of how crucially important it is not to give up.
The establishment of the SCC is unprecedented in recent years in that the world will now have a hybrid tribunal working in a country where the ICC has already opened investigations.
In 2012, the Obama administration issued a US strategy toward sub-Saharan Africa with a stated objective to promote and protect "human rights, civil society and independent media" as an integral part in strengthening democratic institutions on the African continent.
Witnesses who testify at the International Criminal Court (ICC) against accused war criminals often take great risks to do so. Yet, until now, their voices have been missing from discussions about how the ICC is fulfilling its responsibility to prepare and protect those who testify.
Against a backdrop of criticism by some African leaders of the International Criminal Court's focus on African cases and repeat calls for the African Union to take the lead in prosecutions, this is a groundbreaking development and a policy watershed.