Media Coverage

7/10/2019

Oussama Achraf Akhlafa, a Dutch-born alleged Islamic State militant went on trial in the Netherlands on Monday for war crimes committed in Iraq and Syria, after posing with a crucified body and sharing images of dead victims online.

There is no international tribunal to prosecute the widespread atrocities committed during Syria’s civil war, which began in 2011, but several European countries have put citizens who joined militant groups in the Middle East on trial.

7/10/2019

President Tsai Ing-wen said she would press the National Security Bureau and other agencies to declassify major cases from the White Terror era as she presided over a ceremony in Taipei yesterday marking the exoneration of 2,006 political victims.

“We must strive to seek justice and restore historical truths,” she said at the event, which was organized by the Transitional Justice Commission to exonerate people persecuted during the White Terror era under the Chinese Nationalist Party’s (KMT) authoritarian rule.

7/10/2019

Bosco Ntaganda, a former Congolese rebel leader has been found guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity. Ntaganda, nicknamed "Terminator", was convicted on 18 counts including murder, rape, sexual slavery and using child soldiers.

Fighters loyal to Bosco Ntaganda carried out gruesome massacres of civilians, said judges at the International Criminal Court (ICC).

7/10/2019

The Sudanese military and the country’s civilian opposition leaders have reached a preliminary power-sharing deal. It’s the first step toward a resolution after President Omar al-Bashir was ousted in a coup in April after months of protests — but a lot of uncertainty remains about the future of political power in Sudan.

7/10/2019

Four Libyan families are suing rebel leader Khalifa Haftar for alleged war crimes in federal court, accusing the U.S. citizen and renegade general of carrying out an indiscriminate bombing campaign in their home country that has claimed the lives of civilians.

7/6/2019

The High Court in Podgorica on Wednesday sentenced Vlado Zmajevic to 14 years in prison for war crimes against the civilian population.

Zmajevic was arrested by Montenegrin police in 2016 in the town of Niksic. He was part of Yugoslav Army forces fighting in Kosovo, was found guilty of the murder of four Albanian civilians in the village of Zegra near Gnjilane in Kosovo during the war in 1999.

7/6/2019

Yanghee Lee, the UN special rapporteur on Myanmar, said last week the Myanmar security forces and rebels are committing human rights violations against civilians in restive western states that may amount to fresh war crimes.

7/6/2019

Yesterday remains of over 15,000 victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi were given a decent burial at a new memorial near Gatwaro Stadium in Karongi District.

The remains were previously buried in mass graves which were deemed inappropriate. After being gathered in the stadium following a long tiring journey (of up to 20 kilometres) many had made, the Tutsi were first starved, water pipes were cut to block supply before they were killed, according to survivor accounts.

7/6/2019

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet has questioned the government of Liberia's road-map for justice for victims of the Liberian Civil War and the establishment of the War Crimes Court.

Madam Bachelet also expressed alarm over the situation of Gender and Domestic violence in Liberia. She thanked the government of Liberia for the passage of the Land Rights Act while calling for the implementation of the instrument as well as the reactivation of Transparency agencies to fight issues of corruption and human rights abuses.

7/6/2019

Indigenous Maya Achi women who said they were raped by paramilitary group members during Guatemala's 36-year-long civil war have suffered a major setback in their nearly decade-long quest for justice.

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