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The Liberia Refugee Repatriation and Resettlement Commission (LRRRC) says all is now set to confer Liberian citizenship on some 300 Sierra Leonean refugees living in Liberia in Liberia on World Refugee Day, June 20.
Pre-Trial Chamber 1 of the International Criminal Court (ICC) has adjourned the hearing on the confirmation of charges against former Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo. The Prosecutor’s evidence, viewed as a whole, left the Chamber with no choice but to decline to confirm the charges, the Chamber said.
African leaders have passed a resolution urging the International Criminal Court to end crimes against humanity cases against Kenya's top leaders at The Hague.
The President of The Gambian, His Excellency Sheikh Professor Dr. Alhaji Yahya Jammeh has sacked Attorney General and minister of Justice Lamin AMS Jobarteh with immediate effect.
Lawyers for former Chadian President, Hissene Habre, have filed a lawsuit in a regional human rights court to prevent Senegal from "illegally" prosecuting him for crimes against humanity.
Mr Djibrine is accused of torturing and killing hundreds of opposition activists in the 1980s. It is not clear whether he will be tried in Chad or in Senegal; where Mr Habre is due to go on trial after being held under house arrest there since 2005.
Civil society organizations in Nigeria have been holding talks on the need to strengthen democracy and reinforce the country’s justice system.
One of such meetings was a workshop for Civil Society on Legal Advocacy for Justice and Anti-Corruption held in Abuja, the Federal capital of Nigeria.
The trial of 33 people accused of carrying out an attack on the residence of Guinean President Alpha Conde over a year ago will begin on 10 December, according to the Public Prosecutor’s office.
One of the President’s bodyguards was killed in the attack which took place on 19 July, 2011.
Persistent in its rejection of the 17 November election results, the opposition Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) has taken its grievances to the Supreme Court demanding the results, which gave incumbent President Ernest Koroma a clear victory, be annulled.
SLPP had earlier called on its elected parliamentarians, mayors and local councilors to refrain from taking up their posts until further notice.