Category Archives: Judicial

More than 50,000 Flee New Armed Attacks in Eastern DR Congo

GENEVA – The U.N. refugee agency is racing to help tens of thousands of Congolese forced to flee a recent upsurge of violence in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

More than two-thirds of the DR Congo’s 5.5 million internally displaced …

UN Envoy Welcomes Transitional Government in Mali

NEW YORK – The U.N.’s top envoy for Mali said Thursday that “success is within reach” with the formation of a transitional civilian government and the lifting of crippling sanctions imposed by West African regional bloc, ECOWAS.

“The transition stands …

Prosecutor: ‘Hotel Rwanda’ Man to Be Tried With Rebels

KIGALI – Rwanda’s prosecution on Monday said it intends to hold a joint trial of Paul Rusesabagina, whose story inspired the 2004 film “Hotel Rwanda,” together with 16 prisoners alleged to be rebel fighters.

Rusesabagina, 66, is a founder of …

UN: Sudan Needs Help to Guide Transition to Democracy

GENEVA – Progress is being made in Sudan’s transition to a democratic government, but the process could relapse without international support and guidance, a U.N. investigator warned.

The U.N. independent expert on human rights in Sudan, Aristide Nononsi, said that …

Growing Fears Human Rights Violations Could Undermine CAR Elections

GENEVA – A U.N. independent expert warns growing human rights violations by armed groups in the Central African Republic risk undermining the December 27 election of the country’s president and National Assembly.

The investigator has submitted a searing report of …