A former senator convicted of ties to paramilitary death squads over the weekend asked that “parapoliticians” be included in a pending peace deal between the government and FARC rebels, but heard a resounding “no.”
South Africa asked the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Monday for more time to explain why it allowed Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir to evade an arrest warrant and leave the country when he visited in June.
Colombians uprooted from their homes, abducted or bereaved in the country's five-decade civil war have reacted with hostility or grudging acceptance to a breakthrough agreement between the government and FARC rebels on justice for war crimes.
Sri Lanka signaled on Thursday it aims to establish a credible judicial process involving foreign judges and prosecutors to investigate alleged war crimes during its long conflict with Tamil rebels, in line with U.N. recommendations.
The United Nations Human Rights Council on Thursday approved by consensus a resolution aimed to increase accountability and reconciliation in Sri Lanka. The resolution largely supports the Sri Lankan government’s desire to prosecute alleged abuses from its 26-year-long civil war using a domestic rather than an international mechanism.
The International Criminal Court wants to probe claims by controversial Gatundu south legislator Moses Kuria that he helped procure fake witnesses to incriminate deputy president William Ruto in the ongoing case against him.
At the start of the two-day EU justice reform seminar on Thursday, representatives of the Bosnian state court and the High judicial and Prosecutorial Council, HJPC and the Republika Srpska justice ministry said “little progress has been made” and that “the discussion focused on politics”.