The international criminal court has persistently avoided opening an investigation into alleged war crimes in Gaza as a result of US and other western pressure, former court officials and lawyers claim.
In July 1995, Hasan Nuhanovic was working as an interpreter for the Dutch United Nations peacekeeping battalion in Srebrenica which was tasked with protecting Bosniaks amid a Bosnian Serb assault on the enclave, which had been declared a 'safe area' by the UN.
The first 12 of 60 victim representatives met with the delegations of rebel group FARC and the Colombian government in Cuba to discuss the treatment of victims in the event of a peace deal between the country's oldest rebel group and the state.
Chilean President Michelle Bachelet said yesterday that "after 25 years Chile is moving forward to better politics" after the country's Lower House approved a reform to the binomial electoral system set up during the dictatorship of General Augusto Pinochet.
For several weeks in July, veteran Nepali women's rights activist Renu Rajbhandari picketed in front of the Constituent Assembly, Nepal's legislative body in Kathmandu, demanding amendment of the country's rape laws.
The Philippine military on Tuesday captured a former army general wanted in connection with the disappearance of two students in 2006, a case that human rights groups say has come to symbolize the country's legacy of abductions and abuses of leftist activists by members of the security forces.