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Arrest of Former Militia Leader a Welcome Step

On December 12, Patrice Edouard Ngaissona, a one-time self-declared political coordinator of anti-balaka militias, was arrested in France on International Criminal Court (ICC) charges. With his arrest, the prospects for justice for grave crimes committed…
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Political Dialogue Should Not Absolve War Criminals

(Bangui) – A general amnesty as part of the political dialogue in the Central African Republic would be incompatible with the government’s duty to bring those responsible for grave international crimes to justice and with victims’ rights to accountability…
Members of civil society in Bangui, Central African Republic, advocate for justice on the May 11, 2017, commemoration of victims’ day.
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Until now, how has the justice system in the Central African Republic tried to deal with cases surrounding the conflict? 
 
 No one has been prosecuted for war crimes and crimes against humanity in the Central African Republic. Lack of justice has…
Members of civil society in Bangui, Central African Republic, advocate for justice on the May 11, 2017, commemoration of victims’ day.
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 The establishment of the Special Criminal Court (SCC) in the Central African Republic is a significant, unprecedented initiative to deliver justice for victims of brutal crimes committed during conflicts there since 2003. The…