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By Frank Sainworla,Jr/WADR News
The head of the US State Department’s office of global criminal justice, Ambassador Stephen Rapp has said the conviction of former Liberian President Charles Taylor of war crimes and crimes against humanity “isn’t the end” of efforts to pursue perpetrators of atrocities.
Celebrations of the 2012 annual May Day or International Workers Day took place on Tuesday in countries across the sub-region, against the backdrop of a new report by the International Labour Organization (ILO) of a huge increase in joblessness amid the global economic crisis.
By Frank Sainworla, Jr/WADR News/The Hague
The fact that former Liberian President Charles Taylor has been convicted in his war crimes trial is now history.
But what remains to be seen is the kind of sentence he’ll be receiving from the trial chamber of the UN backed Sierra Leone war crimes court in The Hague in May.
Most countries in West Africa have performed poorly in fighting against money laundering and terrorist financing, said GIABA, the Inter Governmental Action Group against money laundering and terrorist financing.
‘’One of the first victims of war is the health-care system itself, said Marco Baldan, the chief war surgeon of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).
It is to highlight the scale of this rising danger and find urgent solution to the problem that the ICRC is on Monday beginning a big international conference of all stakeholders in Senegal’s capital, Dakar.
One of the four judges, an alternate judge, who convicted former Liberian President Charles Taylor on Thursday opposed the decision of the UN backed Special Court for Sierra Leone in The Hague.
In order to avoid litigations that may flaw the entire Report of the investigations into the Nigeria’s oil subsidy management, the House of Representatives has resolved to re-invite companies that failed to appear before the Ad-hoc Committee to defend themselves.
The UN backed Special Court for Sierra Leone in The Hague on Thursday declared former Liberian President Charles Taylor guilty of fuelling the civil war in neighboring Sierra Leone.
Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara has declared that his government would bring to justice perpetrators of the Duekoue massacre and other atrocities during the country’s armed conflict.
Nigeria plans to scrap both the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related Offences Commission.