Media Coverage

9/18/2019

Thousands of Sudanese rallied in the capital Khartoum on Thursday in the largest protest since the country’s transitional government was announced, demanding the chief of the judiciary and general prosecutor be removed because of alleged ties to ousted autocratic former President Omar al-Bashir.

9/18/2019

Air strikes by U.S.-led coalition forces in Syria have killed or wounded many civilians, indicating that required precautions were ignored and war crimes may have been committed, United Nations investigators said on Wednesday.

9/18/2019

The archbishop of Canterbury has apologized “in the name of Christ” for the 1919 massacre at Amritsar in India, where hundreds of people were shot dead by British forces.

9/18/2019

A special U.N. fact-finding mission has urged that Myanmar be held responsible in international legal forums for alleged genocide against its Muslim Rohingya minority.https://www.apnews.com/6d10809a303e45158c480825f0da0c40

9/18/2019

https://wamu.org/story/19/09/09/maryland-erects-the-first-of-many-lynching-memorials/Maryland erected its first lynching memorial with a marker Saturday in Annapolis to honor more than 40 black men who were lynched in the state between 1854 and 1933.

9/11/2019

The Gambia's Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission tours the U.S. to speak to the country's diaspora. The commission solicited questions, suggestions, and asked victims for testimonies. Using these kinds of testimonies, as well as under-oath statements from accused perpetrators — mostly security officials and mercenaries — the commission will recommend to the government what should be done in terms of justice, amnesty, and reparations.

9/11/2019

Robert Mugabe, the deeply divisive former president of Zimbabwe, was declared a “national hero” by the ruling Zanu-PF party on Friday, as preparations for his funeral got under way in the nation he ruled with an iron first for almost 40 years.

The death of the former president on Thursday night in a clinic in Singapore marks the definitive end of an era in the former British colony.

Mugabe, who died aged 95, ruled Zimbabwe for close to four decades before being ousted in a military takeover in November 2017.

9/11/2019

Morocco’s National Human Rights Council (CNDH) and Mexican National Human Rights Commission have agreed to bolster their cooperation and exchange experiences between the two human rights institutions.

At a meeting held Wednesday in Mexico City between CNDH Secretary-General Mounir Bensalah and Mexican peer Luis Raul Gonzalez Perez, the two sides voiced willingness to foster cooperation ties particularly in the promotion and protection of human rights, migration and transitional justice.

9/11/2019

Despite strong warnings from key stakeholders and conflict victims against recommending past commissioners and controversial individuals to the transitional justice (TJ) bodies, the committee formed to recommend commissioners for the bodies is set to make public its nominees this week.

Conflict victims and human rights organizations have threatened to stay away from the TJ process if the ongoing recommendation is not stopped and a consultative and transparent process is not started to pick the commissioners.

9/11/2019

Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele unveiled a new independent commission to tackle corruption, taking inspiration from a UN-backed body that toppled the previous president of neighboring Guatemala.

Bukele, who took office in June, has vowed to stamp out corruption that has implicated former presidents and said he had created the International Commission Against Impunity in El Salvador through presidential decree.

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