Media Coverage

7/19/2019

The United Nations Security Council arrived in Colombia on Thursday for a four-day visit to monitor progress and challenges of the country’s peace process.

The ambassadors arrived on Wednesday evening and met with President Ivan Duque and his cabinet, demobilized FARC guerrillas, and civil society representatives.

7/19/2019

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has pointed out in various reports, including Flawed Justice: Accountability for ISIS Crimes in Iraq, that all civil employees are subject to investigation and prosecution under the government's blanket system for dealing with ISIL affiliates under its counter-terrorism law.

7/19/2019

Thousands of mourners gathered Thursday to commemorate the 24th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre, the worst mass killing in Europe since World War II, as Serbian officials continued to dispute that genocide was committed in the eastern Bosnian enclave.

Relatives of the more than 8,000 Bosnian Muslim men and boys killed by Bosnian Serb troops were among those attending a ceremony at a memorial site that included the burial of 33 newly identified victims of the killings that took place from July 11 to 22, 1995.

7/19/2019

Amnesty International urgently called for international pressure and an immediate U.N. investigation to help end what it says are possible crimes against humanity in the Philippine president’s bloody anti-drug crackdown.

The London-based rights watchdog said in a study released Monday that extrajudicial killings in President Rodrigo Duterte’s three-year-old campaign remain rampant and the scale of abuses has reached “the threshold of crimes against humanity.”

7/19/2019

Women were a driving force during months of protests against President Omar al-Bashir's 30-year rule, before he was replaced by a military council in April.

But the protests didn't stop as demonstrators demanded the military swiftly hand power to civilians, leading to a stand-off and then a crackdown.

7/16/2019

A former Afghan military officer is on trial in Munich this week, accused of torturing captured fighters in late 2013 and early 2014. The 26-year-old allegedly mocked, defiled, and desecrated the corpse of an enemy commander in front of civilians.

7/16/2019

Two leading international human rights groups have slammed the outcome of a case on the murder of five youth in Trincomalee.

A magistrate had last week acquitted all 13 defendants in the execution of five ethnic Tamil students on January 2, 2006, known as the “Trinco Five” case. On July 3, 2019, the magistrate acquitted 12 members of the police Special Task Force (STF) and a police officer due to a “lack of evidence.”

7/16/2019

Before speaking on behalf of the victims of serious crimes as prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Fatou Bensouda faithfully served, in the highest judicial offices, a military dictatorship in her country, the Gambia. 

Two witnesses have already publicly challenged her before the Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission (TRRC).

Will the Commission call the prosecutor to answer the charges?

7/16/2019

Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales's government is attempting to undermine a United Nations-backed commission responsible for reforms that enabled courts to begin punishing high-ranking military and police officials for murdering dissidents during the country's civil war, Amnesty International said

7/16/2019

For decades, war criminals have lived alongside those they tortured or displaced. Under the guise of being a refugee, they have sought new lives in America. But quiet efforts are underway to expose and punish as many of these hidden offenders as possible — and ensure none find a lasting haven in the United States.

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