Media Coverage

6/17/2011

On 5 June, Ollanta Humala was elected to the Peruvian presidency after narrowly defeating Keiko Fujimori. The daughter of disgraced ex-president Alberto Fujimori had until the very last week of campaigning managed to dodge accusations that linked her to the corrupt and abusive regime of her father. According to pollsters, Keiko Fujimori lost crucial support because of her dismal response to the issue of the mass sterilisation programme carried out during her father's regime.

6/17/2011

A former military chief of staff was arrested and accused of involvement in the killing of government opponents during Guatamala’s 36-year civil war.

6/16/2011

The US Justice Department has opened a torture and war crimes grand jury investigation into the interrogation and death of a prisoner at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq, a person close to the investigation said Tuesday.

6/16/2011

Ex-President Alvaro Uribe's testimony before the investigative committee has been suspended until July.

6/16/2011

The Ivorian government announced the creation Thursday of a national investigation commission on the crimes perpetrated during the post-election crisis amid mounting pressure fom human rights organizations and the United Nations.

6/15/2011

The top U.N. human rights official expressed concern on Wednesday over acts of violence allegedly carried out by members of Ivory Coast's new army, including reports of summary executions, rape and torture.

6/15/2011

Former Bosnian Serb military commander Ratko Mladic is the latest to appear before the United Nations war crimes tribunal in The Hague.

6/15/2011

The top U.N. human rights official expressed concern over acts of violence allegedly carried out by members of Ivory Coast's new army, including reports of summary executions, rape and torture.

6/15/2011

What kind of rights should those accused of having committed international crimes during Bangladesh’s war of Independence be entitled to? In the last two months, the Bangladesh government has received much advice on what changes it should make.

6/14/2011

The Human Rights Council convened a special session on human rights in the Syrian Arab Republic on 29 April 2011

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