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New defeat for freedom of expression in Egypt

31 Aug 2015

Cairo/Brussels – Al Jazeera English journalists Mohamed Fahmy, Peter Greste and Baher Mohamed, as well and three co-defendants, were found guilty for not being registered as journalists, publishing false news, and having operated from a Cairo hotel without a licence, among other charges. Having jointly observed the entire trial, the Egyptian Commission for Rights and Freedom and ASF deplore this ruling which is a new defeat for freedom of expression in Egypt. Continue reading

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The state of justice in the Central African Republic

27 Aug 2015

Bangui – ASF (Avocats Sans Frontières) has recently launched support activities to help facilitate better access to justice in the Central African Republic. In the wake of successive politico-military crises, the country’s judicial institutions need to be rebuilt. In collaboration with legal stakeholders, the Bar association and civil society, ASF’s actions aim to contribute to improving access to justice for vulnerable people. Continue reading

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The many faces of international justice (4/4): Uganda

20 Aug 2015

Over the summer, ASF is bringing you the latest news about international justice. This week, Jane Anywar Adong, Project Officer in Uganda, tells us about some recent breakthroughs in the field of international justice. The Ugandan Supreme Court’s refusal to grant amnesty to Thomas Kowoyelo, Dominic Ongwen’s transfer to the ICC… discover how these events were experienced by victims and the communities affected. Continue reading

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