Media Coverage

6/25/2011

A military court has upheld the conviction of the first Guantanamo Bay prisoner to be tried for war crimes at the U.S. base in Cuba.

6/24/2011

The Asean Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights is taking shape as a panel will start discussions on drafting a declaration on human rights for the Southeast Asian region during a meeting in Vientiane next Monday.

6/24/2011

The second national event of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) in Canada will take place June 27-July 1.

6/24/2011

A former Rwandan women's minister has been sentenced to life in prison for her role in the genocide and the rape of Tutsi women and girls.

6/24/2011

The Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission in Kenya has initiated the process of having its tenure extended by another six months.

6/23/2011

On June 22, Iris Varela of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) accused the Venezuelan opposition of trying to throw ‘a cloak of immunity’ over those who carried out massacres and torture during the era of the 4th Republic (1958-1998).

6/23/2011

Mexico’s federal government has deployed almost 2,800 soldiers to the violence-ridden northeastern state of Tamaulipas in a bid to boost public safety, officials said.

6/23/2011

The chief prosecutor for the International Criminal Court requested authorization to open an investigation into possible war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Ivory Coast during months of post-election turmoil.

6/22/2011

Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has urged US lawmakers to support the establishment of a Commission of Inquiry by the UN into alleged human rights violations in Burma.

6/22/2011

High Court ruled in 2007 that route of barrier by village of Bili'in must be changed, as it cut off villagers from their land; villagers, activists have held weekly protest against the barrier for years.

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