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Présentation des faits

Sur la base d’un mandat d’arrêt délivré le 7 décembre 2018 par la CPI, les autorités françaises ont procédé, le 12 décembre 2018, à l’arrestation de Patrice-Edouard Ngaissona, un ancien coordinateur  du groupe armé Anti Balaka et ancien ministre des sports du Président François Bozizé (2003-2013).

L’intéressé est soupçonné de crimes de guerre et de crimes contre l’humanité qui auraient été commis dans l’ouest de la RCA entre septembre 2013 et décembre 2014. Il e...


1. The facts

In the Central African Republic (CAR) II situation, Albert Yekatom alias ‘Rambo’, the former leader of the Anti-Balaka militia, was surrendered by CAR authorities to the International Criminal Court (ICC) on 17 November 2018, to answer for alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in the western part of CAR between December 2013 and December 2014.

This surrender was carried out following a warrant of arrest issued, under seal, by the ICC Pre-Trial Chamber II, against Yeka...

MONDAY, 22 October 2018 marked a significant day for international criminal justice in the Central African Republic (CAR). It marked the first session of the Cour Pénale Spéciale de la République Centrafricaine or Special Criminal Court (SCC), a hybrid tribunal integrated into the CAR's domestic legal system. Now that the SCC is up and running, it represents an opportunity to ensure accountability for international crimes and justice for the victims of such crimes in the CAR since 2003.


1. Introduction

In its judgment of 8 June 2018, the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) acquitted Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo of war crimes and crimes against humanity committed by his troops between October 2002 and March 2003 in the Central African Republic (CAR). The Mouvement de Liberation du Congo (MLC), an erstwhile armed group based in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and chaired by Bemba, was invited to intervene in the CAR and support President Ange-Félix...

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