Illegal natural resource trade “fuelling” grave human rights crimes in Africa

Elise Carreau In the Press

Article by JusticeInfo:

Is there a link between illegal trafficking and so-called “international” crimes like genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes? That is not always the case, but the looting of natural resources sometimes gives armed groups the means to commit grave human rights abuses. Emmanuelle Marchand, senior legal counsel to NGO Civitas Maxima, urges international criminal justice to pay more attention to organized crimes that could in some cases be categorized as “international” crimes. She explains in this interview with JusticeInfo. By Ephrem Rugiririza.

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