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Vacancy announcement for the position of Prosecutor of the ICC

The term of the current Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court will expire on 15 June 2021. The Assembly of States Parties, acting pursuant to its mandate under Article 112 of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (the Rome Statute), has initiated the process for the selection of the next Prosecutor. The President of the Assembly of States Parties, Mr O-Gon Kwon (Republic of Korea), welcomes the publication of the vacancy announcement for the position of the…

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Africa: When a dog is about to die, it no longer perceives the smell of poop.

There is an adage amongst the Igbo ethnic group of the South East of Nigeria, which says:  Onwu na egbu nwa nkita anaghi ekwe ya nuu isi nsi. Translated: When a dog is about to die, it no longer perceives the smell of shit. Explained further literally, often when caution is disregarded, one is exposed to irrational actions, unguarded statements which could lead to untold danger, destruction or ultimate end. This proverb throws light on one of the causes of human miseries…

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Masquerading Kenyan gospel artists

Masquerading Kenyan gospel artists Kenya is a country marred with controversies from the top leadership to the grassroots. It is hard to separate Kenyans from polemic. The two are like a person and his shadow, which are inseparable. This article is mainly focusing on the rot in the gospel industry. Gospel songs are no longer noble and upright the way they used to be instead they have become disreputable and shameful. The industry has been hijacked by wolves in…

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Central South University wins ICC Moot Court Competition, Chinese version

Pictured here: ICC Judge Chang-ho Chung with the winning team ©ICC-CPI Today, 12 July 2019, the Central South University (Changsha) won the final round of the International Criminal Court (ICC) Moot Court Competition, Chinese version, held in ICC Courtroom I in The Hague (Netherlands). Soochow University and Jilin University (Changchun City) won, respectively, second and third place. The Best Speaker award went to Yujie Zhu of the Central South University.   Members of the winning team are Shuzhi Luo, Xuer Ou,…

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ICC Trial Chamber VI declares Bosco Ntaganda guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity

Bosco Ntaganda during the delivering of the judgment of ICC Trial Chamber VI at the seat of the Court in The Hague (The Netherlands) on 8 July 2019 ©ICC-CPI Today, 8 July 2019, Trial Chamber VI of the International Criminal Court (ICC) found Mr Bosco Ntaganda guilty, beyond reasonable doubt, of 18 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity, committed in Ituri, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), in 2002-2003. Trial Chamber VI, composed of Judge Robert Fremr, Presiding…

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The Scientific Advisory Board of the Office of the Prosecutor holds its 6th annual meeting

Deputy Prosecutor of the ICC Office of the Prosecutor, Mr James Stewart, and Head of the Forensic Science Section, Ms Sarah Donnelly, with the members of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Office On 20 and 21 June 2019, the Office of the Prosecutor (the “Office”) of the International Criminal Court (the “ICC or the “Court”) held its 6th annual meeting of the Scientific Advisory Board (the “Board”) of the Office, at the seat of the Court in The…

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Stealing from alleged thieves and turning the house of prayer to a den of thieves

The recent robbery in a church in Port Elizabeth, South Africa not only shows the desperation and audacity of the men of the underworld; it is equally a blunt ironic and indeed, biblical case of converting of the House of prayer to a den of thieves. According to the report, four men came to the church looking for the local pastor, whom they wanted to pray for them for success in their upcoming court appearance. However, in the absence…

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Statement to the United Nations Security Council on the Situation in Darfur, pursuant to UNSCR 1593 (2005)

19 June 2019 Mr President, Allow me to begin by offering my congratulations to Kuwait for holding the Presidency of this Council for the month of June, and presiding over this briefing on the situation in Darfur, Sudan pursuant to Resolution 1593. Mr President, Your Excellencies, As we are all aware, following months of anti-government protests, and the removal from power of Mr Omar Hassan Ahmad Al Bashir on the 11th of April, the Republic of the Sudan is…

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African Traditional Wedding Attire

The marriage between a man and a woman is a special celebration of the natural continuity of life in every part of Africa. African weddings are unique and joyful; a huge family affair, and an undertaking everyone participates in. It also brings families together as well as enables people to reconnect with friends. Having said that, African wedding attires are magnificent outfits that make a wedding ceremony standout. The outfits are made of fabrics that are usually unique to…

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Child Marriage: Urgent need to act decisively

Just imagine a bit your childhood years. Do you remember those your childhood dreams, hopes, and aspirations? As a young innocent girl, you had the dreams of having a fulfilled life. You aspired to go to school, become well educated, have a wonderful profession; a rewarding job. You strived to build a beautiful, healthy family with someone you loved….. Suddenly – just unceremoniously – your dream is shattered. Your life aspirations are completely disoriented and forcefully altered in an…

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