This site provides news and expert analysis - updated regularly when the Court is in session - throughout the trial of Charles Taylor. It is intended as the primary resource for all those interested in the trial. Correspondents are international justice experts who will file daily blog reports directly from the courtroom. Their blog entries are supplemented by weekly reports, analysis, and essays on topics central to the trial. ... [according to site editor's information]
IMLU is a NGO that seeks to promote the rights of torture victims, public interest litigation and protect Kenyans from all forms of State perpetrated torture by advocating for legal and policy reforms. It also monitors government adherence to human rights, rehabilitates victims of torture and capacity building of key stakeholders. ... [according to site editor's information; editors ilissAfrica]
The website of the Project on International Courts and Tribunals (PICT) provides a centralized source for scholars, practitioners and laypersons working in or on the Continent and a reference to the work of African Courts and Tribunals. Here you will find for each international court or tribunal substantially touching Africa:
* An overview
* Any recent news
* The basic documents
* A selected bibliography
* Biographies of its judges
* Related jurisprudence from Member States ... [according to site editor's information; editors ilissAfrica]
The International Criminal Court (ICC), governed by the Rome Statute, is the first permanent, treaty based, international criminal court established to help end impunity for the perpetrators of the most serious crimes of concern to the international community.
The ICC is an independent international organisation, and is not part of the United Nations system. Its seat is at The Hague in the Netherlands. Although the Court's expenses are funded primarily by States Parties, it also receives voluntary contributions from governments, international organisations, individuals, corporations and other entities.
The international community has long aspired to the creation of a permanent international court, and, in the 20th century, it reached consensus on definitions of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes. The Nuremberg and Tokyo trials addressed war crimes, crimes against peace, and crimes against humanity committed during the Second World War.
In the 1990s after the end of the Cold War, tribunals like the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and for Rwanda were the result of consensus that impunity is unacceptable. However, because they were established to try crimes committed only within a specific time-frame and during a specific conflict, there was general agreement that an independent, permanent criminal court was needed.
On 17 July 1998, the international community reached an historic milestone when 120 States adopted the Rome Statute, the legal basis for establishing the permanent International Criminal Court. ... [according to site editor's information]
The Coalition for the International Criminal Court (CICC) is a global network of over 2,500 non-governmental organizations (NGOs) advocating for a fair, effective and independent International Criminal Court (ICC).
The ICC is the first permanent international judicial body capable of trying individuals for genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes when national courts are unable or unwilling to do so. ... [according to site editor's information]
IBUKA - Mémoire et Justice est une association sans but lucratif fondée en août 1994, regroupant les survivants du génocide perpétré contre les Tutsi au Rwanda en 1994, les proches des victimes ainsi que toutes les personnes soucieuses de la mémoire des victimes et du sort des rescapés de ce génocide. Afin de renforcer ses activités sociales au niveau local, IBUKA-M&J a créé des sections à Louvain-la-Neuve, à Liège, à Bruxelles et à Namur tout en contribuant à la naissance d'autres Ibuka dans différents pays. Les objectifs:
1. Perpétuer la mémoire des victimes du génocide perpétré contre les Tutsi au Rwanda.
2. Honorer la mémoire de toutes les personnes assassinées pour s'être opposées à ce génocide.
3. Assister et défendre les rescapés de ce génocide.
4. Appuyer toute initiative visant à retrouver et à juger les responsables de ce génocide.
5. Lutter constamment contre la banalisation, le négationnisme et le révisionnisme de ce génocide. ... [selon les informations de l'éditeur du site]
IBUKA - Souviens toi - est une structure regroupant les associations des rescapés du génocide, ainsi que tout autre individu ou organisation soucieux de lutter contre le génocide perpétré au Rwanda et de contribuer particulièrement à la réhabilitation des rescapés et de la société rwandaise. Aujourd'hui IBUKA regroupe plusieurs associations qui oeuvrent dans ce sens et comprend également des membres individuels. Elle est implantée dans tout le Rwanda. La Section France fut créée le 29 octobre 2002 à Niort. ... [selon les informations de l'éditeur du site ; rédaction ilissAfrica]
ACTV is a NGO in in Uganda dedicated to the provision of quality medical treatment and rehabilitation services to victims of torture. The mandate and mission of ACTV is to provide quality treatment and rehabilitation services to victims of torture as well as to advocate against torture. [according to site editor's information]
The 1994 genocide in Rwanda led to the violent death of an estimated one million Tutsis and moderate Hutus. The NGO AVEGA-AGAHOZO was formed to address the needs of these people, including:
* Children who have become the heads of household
* Those who have lost some or all of their children
* The elderly
* The handicapped ... [according to site editors information; editors ilissAfrica]
The ZLSC is a NGO whose major aim is to provide legal services to the poor, women, children and disadvantaged sections of the society; promote and advocate for the respect and observance of human rights, popularize knowledge of law and produce publications in all areas of legal concern to the people of Zanzibar. ... [according to site editor's information]