Media Coverage

5/30/2019

Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan met today with the Ambassadors of foreign states and organizations accredited to the Republic of Armenia, reports the news service of the Staff of the Prime Minister of Armenia.

5/30/2019

A Japanese court has denied a request by 27 Korean people to remove the names of their family members from the Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo. The shrine honors Japan's war dead, including Class A war criminals. It took five years and seven months for the Tokyo District Court to make a decision on the lawsuit filed in September 2013. The court did not offer an explanation for its decision. Moreover, it ordered the plaintiffs to cover the trial costs.

5/30/2019

Colombia’s Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered the release of a former commander of the Marxist FARC rebel group, the latest development in a legal saga concerning his detention and possible extradition to the United States. Seuxis Paucias Hernandez was one of 10 members of the FARC set to take up congressional seats guaranteed through 2026 by the peace deal, but was arrested before being sworn in. The Supreme Court issued a statement that because he is recognized as a lawmaker, his case must be heard by the Court.

5/30/2019

The Alliance for Transitional Justice (ATJ), a rights group consisting of 16 institutions drawn from civil society organizations, faith-based, legal, educational, research, women/youth focus and networks of massacre survivors’ related institutions have agreed to defeat impunity in the country.

On June 12, 2018, the name, Alliance for Transitional Justice was adopted to advocate for the full and timely implementation of the 2009 Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Report.

5/30/2019

The African Union Peace and Security Council (AUPSC), which on May 1 granted Sudan's Transitional Military Council (TMC), a “final extension” of two months, to hand-over power to a transitional civilian government, or face suspension, has urged "all Sudanese stakeholders to continue working together towards a consensual solution to the current crisis".

5/29/2019

Jordan on Wednesday stood by a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, exposing a rift with the United States as the Trump administration tries to rally Arab support for a peace conference next month in Bahrain.

Jordan, a key U.S. ally, has not yet said whether it will attend the June 25-26 meeting in Manama, capital of the Persian Gulf state of Bahrain. The Palestinians have already said they will not attend the summit and have rejected the Trump administration’s Mideast peace plan out of hand.

5/28/2019

After decades of a strictly enforced silence, Jeju, an island off the southern coast of South Korea where many historical atrocities took place, is now inviting visitors to learn first hand about one of the ugliest chapters in modern Korean history.

These so-called “dark tours” reflect a growing freedom under the government of President Moon Jae-in to revisit the abuses perpetrated when South Korea was governed under a dictatorship. But for a long time, no one could discuss what happened at Bukchon and elsewhere around Jeju between 1947 and 1954.

5/28/2019

A Gambian military court on Monday sentenced seven soldiers to nine years in jail for plotting to overthrow President Adama Barrow, and handed a three-year prison term to another.

The sentences relate to events in 2017 after the ouster of strongman Yahya Jammeh, who ruled the West African country with an iron fist for 22 years.The court in Yundum, about 25km from the capital Banjul, acquitted four other soldiers arrested along with the eight who got jail terms.

5/23/2019

The arrest and transfer of three men in Libya who are wanted on war crimes charges — including the son of former ruler Muammar Gadaffi — would “send a strong and necessary message” to victims, the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) told the UN Security Council on May 8. 

5/23/2019

Rodrigo Duterte has won a sweeping victory in mid-term elections in the Philippines, further consolidating his power and popularity and paving the way for the introduction of controversial reforms. The president was elected on a populist wave in 2016 and the results demonstrate how little his popularity has dipped over the past three years, despite him achieving international notoriety over a war on drugs that has resulted in thousands of deaths, and his misogynist and anti-religious public remarks.

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