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Ongwen blog symposium: Precedent on the Prosecution of Juvenile Offenders for International Crimes

On Feb. 4, 2021, the International Criminal Court (ICC)  convicted Dominic Ongwen of 61 counts of crimes against humanity and war crimes.  Ongwen was a Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) member whose culpability appears doubtless – he had been accused of numerous atrocities, including brutal acts of sexual violence, and I have seen no commentary questioning …

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News Roundup – 13 December 2012

U.S. blacklists Syrian rebel group Al-Nusra. Rebel general pledges civilians to run new Syria. Washington invites Syrian opposition leaders for talks. M23 funhouse: where Congolese youth get in free. ICG Report: The Gulf of Guinea: the new danger zone. New Mali PM has ‘respect’ of U.S.

News Roundup – 22 October 2012

Taliban deny their bombs cause the most roadside deaths.  UK to double number of drones in Afghanistan.  Lebanese army warns against score-settling.  Eleven alleged Al-Qaida linked militants accused of planning Jordan’s worst terror attack in years.  Bombings continue to rock Somalia’s port city of Kismayo.  A ticking time bomb: what’s behind the instability in Mali? …

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News Roundup – 5 October 2012

Colombia peacetalks to begin on 17 October 2012. As regional leaders shift stance, Syrian state TV aims rants at friends turned foes. Private army formed to fight Somali pirates leaves troubled legacy.   Somalia has made quantum leap in its progress, but security threats still remain. France to push for UN resolution to encourage political and military …

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News Roundup – 6 September 2012

Timely and decisive response vital to uphold ‘responsibility to protect’ – UN officials. ELN and paramilitaries should also take part in Colombia’s peace process. Colombia names team for peace talks with FARC rebels. Syria rebels in Aleppo dig in their heels. Gaza strip: Israelis kill six ‘militants’. Afghan moves to curb ‘green on blue’ killings. …

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