Contra Nocendi International was deeply disappointed upon reading the decision of the East African Court of Justice in Reference No 2 of 2015. Whilst we are disappointed by the result, we wish to extend our deepest respects to the East African Civil Society Forum for bringing the application to seek a peaceful resolution to the dispute and to the Pan-African Lawyers Union for their work on the application.
Recent reports across the globe have been made regarding threats from the government of Burundi to withdraw from the Rome Statute, which was ratified by Burundi on 21 September 2004.
The Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court is a vital piece to the puzzle that is international justice.
We are deeply concerned by the news that the visa of Pamela Capizzi of TRIAL International has been cancelled by Burundian authorities. Ms Capizzi was in Burundi providing training on international crimes and needed capacity building support for civil society organisations in Burundi.
A significant part of our work done here at Contra Nocendi International is done in collaboration with partners on the ground. One such organisation is ASODECOM (Action Solidaire pour le Développement Communautaire) from Ngozi, Burundi. ASODECOM is a civil society organisation in Burundi that engages in human rights and development issues through programs, advice andadvocacy.
Since the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) a great number of international instruments contribute to the advancement of the protection of human rights for persons in detention centres. This is linked to the developments of human rights law and protection at the international as well as the regional level.
Happy celebration to every Women on this 8 March 2016!
Let’s not forget in our thoughts all the women currently living in detention centres, for whom Contra Nocendi dedicates an important part of its work.