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The International Court of Justice and the Question of Reparations

The Peace Palace, Home of the International Court of Justice

The Peace Palace, Home of the International Court of Justice

By Carla Ferstman

Director, REDRESS

On 1 July 2015, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) decided to resume the proceedings in the case of Armed Activities on the Territory of the Congo (Democratic Republic of the Congo v. Uganda), with regard to the question of reparations. The case concerns Uganda’s role in the protracted and devastating conflict in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), which has caused unimaginable suffering to the civilian population. Continue Reading →

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New Forms of Peacekeeping

DRC wiki commons

wiki commons

By Hilary Charlesworth

Centre for International Governance and Justice, RegNet, ANU

On 28 March, the UN Security Council took the historic step of authorising an ‘Intervention Brigade’ to counter rebel groups in North Kivu province in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), bordering Rwanda (SCR 2098). The brigade (of just over 3000 troops) is to operate within the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) and has been established for 12 months. The brigade will have its headquarters in Goma. The same resolution extended MONUSCO’s mandate for another year.

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