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Sudan's ruling military council has, for the first time, admitted it ordered the dispersal of a sit-in in capital Khartoum, which left 61 dead, as diplomats from the United States and African nations step up efforts for a solution to the country's political crisis.


A package of bills designed to reform Armenia’s judicial system will be unveiled soon for public hearings, Deputy Justice Minister Anna Vardapetyan told reporters on Thursday.  She said the government is working on systemic judicial reforms, both in the framework of short-term and long-term programs. According to her, the introduction of transitional justice is not late, because at first it was necessary to identify the challenges that took a year.


Victims of war crimes in Afghanistan filed an appeal Monday with the International Criminal Court (ICC) challenging the lower court’s recent decision not to pursue a war crimes investigation in Afghanistan.


Nicaragua has released more than 100 political prisoners under a new amnesty law that frees people arrested amid a year of anti-government protests while also protecting police and others who violently clamped down on the demonstrations.

Fifty-six people arrested since the protests began were freed on Tuesday, a day after 50 others were released, bringing the number behind bars to around 80, down from hundreds previously.


The Seoul-based Transitional Justice Working Group said Tuesday it has identified hundreds of spots where witnesses claim North Korea carried out public executions and extrajudicial state killings as part of an arbitrary and aggressive use of the death penalty that is meant to intimidate its citizens.


Doctors believe paramilitaries carried out more than 70 rapes during an attack on a protest camp in Khartoum, the capital of Sudan, a week ago. Additionally, more than 100 people were killed and as many as 700 injured in the attack last Monday on a sit-in and clashes afterwards, as paramilitaries from the Rapid Support Forces spread through the city to quell sporadic unrest.


The Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates is considering filing a complaint against the U.S. Ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, at the International Criminal Court (ICC) over his recent comments on the long-awaited U.S. peace plan.

Friedman, a staunch supporter of Israeli settlements, said Israel has the right to annex at least "some" of the occupied West Bank in an interview published by the New York Times on Saturday.


The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) filed a request on Friday seeking to overturn the rejection of her planned investigation into war crimes in Afghanistan allegedly committed by both Taliban insurgents and U.S. troops.

In April, the court refused lead prosecutor Fatou Bensouda’s request to open an investigation into alleged atrocities by multiple actors during the nearly two-decade conflict. Bensouda’s new filing, which will be heard by a trial court, was the first step in the legal process to appeal the refusal.


On May 29, Tunisia’s criminal courts specializing in transitional justice marked their first year in operation. About 20 percent of the expected cases have started. But this comes in the context of strong hostility from the government, and at a time when some big, sensitive cases are also coming up.


Victims of the decade-long Maoist insurgency in Nepal have been reaching out to political leaders to demand amendments to the transitional justice act. Now, a hearing of a review petition filed by the government against a 2015 Supreme Court ruling on transitional justice is set for June 6.

In 2015, the court had struck down around a dozen of ambiguous provisions in the transitional justice act, including ones that proposed amnesty for those guilty of serious human rights violations during the conflict, which claimed nearly 17,000 lives.