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In July, a court in Tripoli ruled against more than 30 officials and personalities who had served under Col Muammar Gaddafi's government. The rulings included nine death-penalty verdicts, four acquittals and a range of other prison sentences for war crimes.

Citizens of Aceh have demanded that an enquiry commission, promised ten years ago, be set up to investigate prolonged violence in the region dating back to the 1970s.

A commander of the Razakars, an armed auxiliary force of Pakistani troops during Bangladesh's 1971 liberation war, was handed down the death penalty today while another from the notorious militia group was sentenced to life by a court here for genocide and war crimes.

The world’s youngest nation faces an all-but-impossible task -- to end a 19-month-long civil conflict in one week. Amid a violent power-struggle and revived ethnic tensions, South Sudan’s warring sides have come under immense international pressure to reach a peace deal by Aug. 17 or suffer sanctions.

Three opposition parties asked the constitutional court to rule that constitutional changes allowing the establishment of a new war crimes court to try Kosovo Liberation Army ex-guerrillas should be annulled.

Following a presidential proposal, the national reconciliation bill on economic and financial offences was approved by the Council of Ministers on 14 July. Although it has not yet reached the Assembly of Representatives of the People (ARP), who have to examine it and vote on it, it is already the subject of intense debate.

Publication of AU Commission of Inquiry report repeatedly delayed on grounds that it might disrupt peace process.

Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic’s proposal to establish a regional Remembrance Day to pay tribute to all the victims of the 1990s wars was instantly rejected by Croatia and Kosovo.

On July 6, a delegation of Namibian leaders, lawyers, and heads of civic organisations, arrived in Berlin hoping to meet with German President Joachim Gauck, to present him with a petition signed by over 2,000 German public figures including members of the Bundestag, the German national parliament.

South African President Jacob Zuma defended the decision to let Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir evade an arrest warrant and leave the country in June, saying on Thursday the wanted leader had had immunity as a guest of the African Union.

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