Media Coverage

8/2/2019

Airstrikes in Syria over the last 10 days have killed more than 100 civilians, according to the UN, which has criticized the “apparent international indifference” in response to the escalating violence. The death toll includes at least 26 children.

8/2/2019

On Thursday, Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro appointed two members of the armed forces to a commission investigating deaths and disappearances during the brutal 1964-1981 military dictatorship.

The special commission, set up in 1995, aims to find the bodies of and identify those who died or disappeared when in police custody during the dictatorship. It also issues compensation criteria for the victims' families. It has processed 480 requests for identification and compensation.

8/2/2019

On 15 October 2018, The Gambia established its own Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission to address widespread human rights violations under former president Yayha Jammeh's 22-year rule. On January 7, 2019, hearings officially began before a commission comprised of 11 people.

8/2/2019

Amnesty International, the International Commission of Jurists, Human Rights Watch, and TRIAL International reprimanded the government of Nepal on Monday for its failure to keep promises to victims of the armed conflict that had lasted over a decade.

8/2/2019

Karim Khan, the head of the UN special probe into Islamic State group crimes, has called for trials like those at Nuremberg of Nazi leaders to ensure the jihadists' victims are heard and their ideology "debunked."

"It's a mountain to climb," the human rights specialist told AFP, as the investigative team works to analyse up to 12,000 bodies from more than 200 mass graves, 600,000 videos of IS crimes, and 15,000 pages from the group's bureaucracy.

7/30/2019

Hong Kong police have come under criticism for charging protesters in a mass transit station in Yuen Long, where some were resting or preparing to leave after clashes with police on Saturday.

7/30/2019

Fath al-Rahman Saeed, the head of an official investigation, said on Saturday 87 people were killed when security forces broke up a protest on June 3, prompting demonstrations across the capital as opponents of Sudan’s military rulers dismissed the figure as too low.

Reflecting anger at the findings, dozens of protesters chanted slogans against the committee in Khartoum’s Burri district and burned tyres in the street, witnesses said.

7/30/2019

Tunisians bid farewell to their first democratically elected president Beji Caid Essebsi on Saturday at a state funeral attended by foreign leaders including French President Emanuel Macron and Qatar’s Emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani.

Essebsi, who helped guide the North African country’s transition to democracy after the 2011 revolution, died at age 92 on Thursday.

7/30/2019

A new report by the Belgrade-based Humanitarian Law Centre, published on Wednesday, said there has been no progress this year so far in the implementation of Serbia’s national strategy for the prosecution of war crimes.

The report, which covers the period from the start of December 2018 to the beginning of July this year, found that there has not been an increased number of indictments compared to the number of investigations, that court cases continue to drag on for too long, and that fewer missing persons have been found.

7/30/2019

The United Nations Security Council urged Colombia’s government on Tuesday to implement elements of the 2016 peace deal with former FARC rebels that have come to a virtual halt.

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