Simon Jennings | Institute for War and Peace Reporting

Simon Jennings
Africa Editor

As Africa Editor, Simon oversees print and radio production for IWPR in Uganda, Kenya, the Sudans and the Democratic Republic of Congo. IWPR’s journalists across the region produce detailed analysis on conflict, justice and rule of law for both a local and international audience. Simon grew up in Sussex in south east England. He spent a year working in post-apartheid South Africa in 1999 and has since managed humanitarian projects in refugee camps for Sudanese and Congolese in northern Uganda. Simon has an MA in Anthropology from the University of Edinburgh and after studying journalism as a postgraduate at City University, London, he worked as a junior editor at the China Daily newspaper in Beijing. He began at IWPR in November 2007 as a reporter on the ICTY/western Balkans project, based in The Hague. In 2009 Simon became the producer of IWPR’s ‘Facing Justice’ radio programme in northern Uganda. Along with a team of Darfuri journalists, he has also produced the Fi al Mizan, a weekly investigative radio slot on justice issues in Darfur.

Stories by the author

Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir was able to travel to Chad and Kenya without the authorities in either country attempting to arrest him.
Tajeldin Adam, Assadig Mustafa Zakaria Musa, Simon Jennings
3 Sep 10
Experts think sanctions unlikely against countries that fail to act on International Criminal Court indictment.
A refugee camp in Darfur. (Photo: USAID)
Tajeldin Adam, Assadig Mustafa Zakaria Musa, Simon Jennings
27 Aug 10
Government wants to move displaced Darfuris from Kalma camp to new locations.
President Bashir's visit to Chad was his first to an ICC member state since the Hague court charged him with war crimes in March 2009.
Tajeldin Adam, Assadig Mustafa Zakaria Musa, Simon Jennings
4 Aug 10
Visit by Sudanese president shows ICC faces numerous obstacles in apprehending him on war crimes charges.
Growing calls for scrapping of emergency laws which have left six IDPs in prison for nearly a year without charge. (Photo: USAID)
Tajeldin Adam, Assadig Mustafa Zakaria Musa, Simon Jennings
9 Jul 10
Year-long detention without charge of six displaced Darfuris leads to demands for scrapping of region’s emergency laws.
Tajeldin Abdhalla, Assadig Mustafa Zakaria Musa, Simon Jennings
2 Jun 10
Laws on immunity should have been changed, but progress has been disappointing.
ICC says US cooperation could be particularly useful when it comes to making arrests of indictees. (Photo: Gebruiker:Hanhil/Nederlandstalige Wikipedia)
Blake Evans-Pritchard, Simon Jennings
6 May 10
Obama administration seems keen to move closer, but domestic critics of the court urge restraint.
Simon Jennings
15 Feb 10
Calls for greater scrutiny of tribunal proceedings grow louder in wake of decision to conceal parts of Serbia’s military archives from public.
Simon Jennings
5 Dec 09
Tribunal chief prosecutor says his office recognises “professionalism and commitment” of agencies tasked with tracking remaining fugitives.
Simon Jennings
26 Nov 09
Defendant reportedly says he won’t cooperate with new standby counsel and may appeal the appointment.
Simon Jennings
17 Nov 09
But Bosnian Serb commander’s sentence cut from 33 to 29 years after appeals judges acquit him of certain shelling incidents.