Media Coverage

2/7/2019

The Presidential Council (PC) has called for the immediate end of military operations in southern Libya to protect civilians and avoid any more bloodshed. In a statement on Tuesday, the PC condemned military escalation in southern Libya, including airstrikes on Murzuk where many were injured.

2/7/2019

On Wednesday, the federal parliament endorsed an amendment bill on the Commission on Investigation of Enforced Disappeared Persons (CIEDP) and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), clearing the legal hurdles for the extension of the terms of the two transitional justice bodies.

2/7/2019

A peace accord, reached at the weekend by the government of the Central African Republic and 14 armed groups, was signed in the capital Bangui on Wednesday by militia leaders and President Faustin-Archange Touadera. However, several parties to the peace accord have yet to sign the much-trumpeted deal, and its contents have not been disclosed.

2/7/2019

The Youth Initiative for Human Rights group in Kosovo and Serbia (YIHR) said on Tuesday that Kosovo Premier Ramush Haradinaj was wrong to appoint Sylejman Selimi as his adviser because of his war crimes conviction.

2/5/2019

Civil society and victims’ groups, as well as members of the communities affected by the armed conflict in Colombia, sent a letter to the government rejecting the naming of Rubén Darío Acevedo Carmona as the director of the National Center for Historical Memory (CNMH), the entity charged with recovering documentary evidence related to the conflict.

2/5/2019

Forces loyal to powerful Libyan military commander General Khalifa Haftar are likely to have committed war crimes in the eastern city of Derna, London human rights lawyers have revealed, urging the International Criminal Court to investigate instances of torture, murder, and mutilation of corpses.

2/5/2019

On Sunday, Nepal’s National Assembly (NA) endorsed an amendment bill for the 2014 law that enabled the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) and the Commission of Investigation on Enforced Disappeared Persons (CIEDP). The NA suspended the rule that allows lawmakers 72 hours to register amendments to the bill because the terms of the two transitional justice bodies are due to expire on February 8.

2/5/2019

Belgium has agreed to host Ivory Coast ex-President Laurent Gbagbo following his acquittal by the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague. Under his conditional release, Mr. Gbagbo will not be allowed to leave Belgium, pending an appeal.

2/5/2019

59-year-old Zoran Tadic is believed to have been living an ordinary life in Australia for more than 25 years, raising a family in the suburbs of Sydney and becoming an Australian citizen. However, the Special War Crimes Investigations Unit in Croatia last month laid charges of crimes against humanity under the Geneva Conventions against Mr. Tadic in absentia.

1/31/2019

Kim Bok-dong, who died on Monday at a hospital in Seoul, spent years demanding justice for Japan's wartime sexual violence against women. She was a fixture at weekly protests outside the Japanese embassy calling for a sincere apology and compensation.

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