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'Deadly environment' plus 'political and social' obstacles hinder Ebola fight, Security Council hears

UN News - July 24, 2019

Leila Zerrougui (on screen), Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, briefs the Security Council., by UN Photo/Eskinder DebebeThe problems of eradicating Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo are not only medical, but also linked “to a variety of political and social factors”, the head of the UN mission in the country told the Security Council.
Ebola outbreak declared an international Public Health Emergency

UN News - July 17, 2019

Finnish Red Cross/Maria Santto Rinsing Ebola protective gear in Beni, Democratic Republic of the Congo. (31 May 2019).The second worst Ebola outbreak of all time, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), was officially declared an international Public Health Emergency of International Concern on Wednesday, with the head of the World Health Organization calling for countries to ‘take notice and redouble our efforts”.
At least 30 dead after massacres in Ituri

Radio Okapi - March 2, 2018

Bodies are buried in the village of Luhanga, North Kivu on 11.28.2016New massacres were reported on Thursday in three villages in the territory of Djugu (Ituri). Officials in the area say that at least thirty bodies have already been discovered, but the search continues. National member of parliament Raymond Tchedya, who represents Djugu, is reporting fifty deaths.
ICC Confirms 14-Year Sentence Against Thomas Lubanga

ICC - December 1, 2014

Thomas Lubanga at the ICC on 12.1.2014The Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) delivered, in open session, its judgments on Mr Lubanga's appeal against the verdict issued by ICC Trial Chamber I, that Mr Lubanga was guilty of the enlistment, conscription and use in hostilities of children under the age of fifteen.
ICC sentences Germain Katanga to 12 years

ICC - May 23, 2014

Germain KatangaTrial Chamber II of the International Criminal Court (ICC), ruling in the majority, sentenced Germain Katanga to a total of 12 years' imprisonment. The Chamber also ordered that the time spent in detention at the ICC – between 18 September 2007 and 23 May 2014 – be deducted from his sentence.
ICC finds Germain Katanga guilty of war crimes and crime against humanity

ICC - March 7, 2014

ICC judges during announce the verdict against Germain Katanga on 3.7.2014Trial Chamber II of the International Criminal Court (ICC) rendered its judgment in the case The Prosecutor v. Germain Katanga. The Chamber was satisfied beyond reasonable doubt of Germain Katanga’s guilt as an accessory to one crime against humanity (murder) and four war crimes (murder, attacking a civilian population, destruction of property and pillaging) committed on 24 February 2003 during the attack on the village of Bogoro, in the Ituri district of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Decisions on sentencing and victim reparations will be rendered later.
Bosco Ntaganda Attacked Civilians on Ethnic Grounds, ICC Prosecutor Says

Congo News Agency - February 10, 2014

Bosco NtagandaFormer warlord Bosco Ntaganda attacked civilians because of their ethnicity in northeastern Congo's Ituri region, prosecutors said on Monday during a confirmation of charges hearing at the International Criminal Court. Ntaganda “persecuted civilians on ethnic grounds, through deliberate attacks, forced displacement, murder, rape, sexual enslavement and pillaging,” Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda told pre-trial judges in The Hague.
Rebel Leader Bosco Ntaganda Makes First Appearence Before the ICC

VOA News - March 26, 2013

Bosco Ntaganda during his initial appearance before the International Criminal Court on 26 March 2013After years of fleeing justice, Bosco Ntaganda finally appeared before the ICC to start a lengthy process to decide whether to press war crime charges against him. Ntaganda made his first appearance before the International Criminal Court in The Hague.
Bosco Ntaganda in the International Criminal Court's custody

International Criminal Court - March 22, 2013

Bosco NtagandaBosco Ntaganda, against whom the International Criminal Court has issued two arrest warrants, surrendered himself voluntarily and is now in the ICC’s custody. Bosco Ntaganda is currently escorted by an ICC delegation that has left Kigali heading to the ICC detention centre in The Hague.
International Criminal Court Acquits Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui

International Criminal Court - December 18, 2012

Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui at the International Criminal Court on 18 December 2012The International Criminal Court acquitted Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui of the charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity. The decision was taken unanimously by the Chamber composed of Presiding Judge Bruno Cotte, Judge Fatoumata Dembele Diarra and Christine Van Den Wyngaert. Judge Van Den Wyngaert filed a concurring opinion.







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