Media Coverage

6/18/2019

On Friday, Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan had a working lunch with members of the high-level mission of the Council of Europe following the agreement reached over phone on May 22 between Nikol Pashinyan and Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland regarding the council’s assistance with the ongoing judicial and legal reforms in Armenia.

6/18/2019

On Monday, Uganda approved the National Transitional Policy. The objective is to address the gaps in the formal justice system for post-conflict situations.

The policy is also aimed at formalizing the use of the traditional justice mechanism in post-conflict situations and to also addressing gaps in the current amnesty process.

Ofwono Opondo, a government spokesperson, told reporters that the policy looks to facilitate reparation processes and programs, reconciliation, as well as nation building.

6/18/2019

Jesus Santrich, a former FARC guerrilla leader who was arrested in April 2018, was freed Thursday on orders of the Colombian Supreme Court. The decision drew an expression of regret from the United States, which wanted him extradited for alleged drug trafficking.

The Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered Santrich's immediate release on grounds that he was protected by parliamentary immunity as a member of Congress. Santrich, who helped negotiate a 2016 peace between the FARC and the state, became a member of Congress for the FARC under the terms of the peace agreement.

6/18/2019

The Supreme Court is unlikely to review a petition filed by the government against its 2015 landmark verdict that pointed out several flaws in the existing transitional justice Act. Victims of the decade-long Maoist insurgency are in a dilemma as the court has delayed a hearing on the review petition filed four years ago.

6/14/2019

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.

6/13/2019

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.

6/13/2019

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.

6/11/2019

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.

6/11/2019

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.

6/11/2019

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.

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