Botswana judicial export at Hague trial

source: Mmegi
Staff Writer

At a time when some have expressed doubts on decisions of the Botswana judiciary, one of the country’s judicial exports is raking in valuable experience at the International Criminal Court at The Hague, Netherlands.

Justice Sanji Monageng is one of the three ICC judges presiding over the high profile case of Bahar Idris Abu Garda, the Sudanese rebel leader, who is alleged to have killed 12 African Union (AU) peacekeepers at Haskinita in Darfur, Sudan.

One of the victims killed on that September 29-30 rebel attack was Major Gaolathe Tiro, a Botswana Defence Force pilot.

Abu Garda faces three counts of war crimes under the provisions of the Rome statute, which created the [continue reading]

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