Friday, 24 April 2015

Central Africa Republic votes to create special criminal court

On Wednesday 22 April 2015 the National Transitional Council of the Central African Republic adopted a bill establishing a special criminal court to hold accountable those who committed crimes during the recent conflict in the country. The aim is to address impunity and contribute to the restoration of peace. The court will be made up of 27 judges including 14 from CAR. Read more here.

This follows a report by an international commission of inquiry established by the Security Council to investigate violations and abuses of international human rights and  humanitarian law in CAR which recommended establishing a tribunal to hold perpetrators of international crimes accountable.

/ Sally