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ICC adds one year to Bemba's conviction for attempted bribery of witnesses
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Tuesday, 21 March 2017
ICC adds one year to Bemba's conviction for attempted bribery of witnesses
The United Nations-backed International Criminal Court (ICC) today sentenced the former Congolese Vice-President, Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo, to another year in prison and about $325,000 in fines for interfering with his trial.Read Full Article ...
 
At Security Council, UN officials urge governments to implement rules on prosecuting traffickers
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Tuesday, 14 March 2017
At Security Council, UN officials urge governments to implement rules on prosecuting traffickers
Human trafficking thrives in countries where the rule of law is weak or non-existent, top United Nations officials today told the Security Council, calling on ...
 
Peace efforts and sustainable development top agenda at UN agency’s narcotics conference
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Sunday, 12 March 2017
Peace efforts and sustainable development top agenda at UN agency’s narcotics conference
The top United Nations panel dealing with all aspects of narcotic drugs opened its 60th session today with a focus on peace and security, as well as on helping...
 
UN chief Guterres welcomes the Gambia’s rescission of its withdrawal from International Criminal Cou
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Wednesday, 15 February 2017
UN chief Guterres welcomes the Gambia’s rescission of its withdrawal from International Criminal Cou
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed the rescission the Gambia’s withdrawal from the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court...
 
Synthetic drugs are making headway in Afghanistan, UN agency reports
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Monday, 13 February 2017
Synthetic drugs are making headway in Afghanistan, UN agency reports
Methamphetamine is increasingly being seized by law enforcement in Afghanistan, and there is also evidence that it is being produced in the country, according ...
 
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