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Friday 31 October  

Article: Rwanda officially closes community genocide courts

Rwanda on Monday officially closed the "gacaca" community courts, the controversial tribunals both credited with easing tensions and criticised for possible miscarriages of justice. "Today's event is not simply to mark the...

Article: Brazil nixes international debate of its amnesty law

Brazil on Monday ruled out any international discussion of its 1979 amnesty law exonerating those guilty of human rights violations during the 1964-1985 military dictatorship. "We will not get involved in the debate on the amnesty law...

Article: Nepal urged to drop plan for war crimes amnesty

Leading rights groups urged Nepal on Monday to drop plans for a blanket amnesty over thousands of killings and other atrocities committed during the country's ten-year civil war.

Article: Rwanda will chair War Crimes Regional Committee

The acting Director General of Rwanda's Research and Documentation Centre on Genocide has been nominated as the Regional War Crimes Committe chairman.

Article: Nobel winner Gbowee to tackle reconciliation in Liberia

Liberian Nobel Peace Laureate Leymah Gbowee has the weighty task of trying to reconcile her war-scarred nation, and she plans to do it in jeans and sneakers, with as little bureaucracy as possible. For the activist who led women to defy...

Article: Ivory Coast: resolving conflict the traditional way

Traditional methods of conflict prevention and management are increasingly regarded as a viable alternative in the truth and reconciliation process, aimed at avoiding the resurgence of violence in Ivory Coast.

Women lined up to receive food on Tubman boulevard in Monrovia
Netherlands Netherlands Article: Not the mind or the souls

Article: Not the mind or the souls

Liberia’s reconstruction is going full steam ahead – but the people appear to be left behind. Tweet

Article: Time will tell - Ouattara's quest for truth and justice

It is a joyful week for Alassane Ouattara. On Saturday he will be inaugurated as president of Ivory Coast, finally. However in the shadow of the upcoming festivities looms a huge task: dealing with a decade of human rights abuses. By Thijs...

Article: Rwanda opposition wants int'l probe of leader's murder

Rwandan opposition parties on Thursday called for an independent international investigation into the murder of one of their senior members this week. "The permanent consultative council of opposition parties in Rwanda (PCC) calls...

Article: 'Dutch Iraq war inquiry colours UK investigation'

 The findings of the Dutch Davids Commission may have far reaching effects on Britain’s own investigation into the legality of the war in Iraq.