Media Coverage

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.

7/27/2019

An army officer in The Gambia has accused former President Yahya Jammeh of ordering the 2004 murder of journalist Deyda Hydara, and admitted he was involved in the killing.

Hydara, who was editor and co-founder of the independent daily, The Point, and a correspondent for AFP news agency and Journalists Without Borders, was killed by unidentified gunmen in his car on the outskirts of the capital, Banjul, in December 2004.

7/27/2019

Canada is being urged to help plug a U.S. $1 million funding shortfall that would allow the Special Criminal Court for war-ravaged Central African Republic (CAR) to keep operating.

That request comes with the release of a report on Wednesday by Human Rights Watch, which calls on Canada and several countries to help preserve the underfunded court, which is widely viewed as a key part of the West African country's reconciliation process after years of sectarian violence that started in 2013.

7/27/2019

On Monday, an International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor wrapped up a six-day trip to Bangladesh and Rohingya refugee camps in the Southeast, as part of preparations for a potential ICC investigation into alleged crimes of humanity against Rohingya by Myanmar’s military.

Deputy ICC Prosecutor James Stewart left the country after leading a delegation from the Hague-based court, according to officials with Bangladesh’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The ICC team met with refugees at Rohingya camps over the weekend.

7/27/2019

International prosecutors questioned Kosovo's outgoing prime minister and wartime guerrilla commander Ramush Haradinaj on Wednesday in the latest in a series of war crimes proceedings against him.

Haradinaj, 51, resigned last week as prime minister after being summoned by the court.

Created in 2015, the tribunal investigates crimes allegedly committed by the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) against Serbs, Roma, and ethnic Albanian political opponents during and after the 1998-1999 war.

7/27/2019

Facing increased criticism over the poor performance of the Palestinian judiciary, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Thursday dissolved the West Bank-based High Judicial Council (HJC).

The HJC’s mission includes enhancing the independence of judges and ensuring their transparency and efficiency, as well as improving court performance and facilitating case proceedings.

According to the PA’s official news agency, Wafa, Abbas’s move came in light of the steady decline of public confidence in the performance of the Palestinian judiciary.

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