Media Coverage

7/3/2019

Iranian Center for International Criminal Law (ICICL) filed a communication under Article 15 of the Rome Statute to the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court on Monday, requesting the Prosecutor to open a preliminary examination on war crimes allegedly committed by the so-called Saudi-led coalition since 2015 and during the ongoing non-international armed conflict in Yemen.

7/3/2019

As Armenia’s new government wrestles with how to move past a quarter-century of ill-governance and unaccountability, a popular international legal concept has become a buzzword: transitional justice. 

Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has regularly deployed the term to describe his vision of reforming the judicial system. On May 24, parliament hosted public hearings to discuss the scope and applicability of transitional justice.

7/3/2019

Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says steps will be taken to provide further compensation through the Office of Reparations to the victims of the Easter Sunday attacks in the future as well.

The Premier noted that a compensation of Rs. 1 million for each death due to the attack and a maximum of Rs. 500,000 for each person injured had been paid while Rs. 250 million has been allocated for the purpose.

7/3/2019

At least seven demonstrators in Sudan have been killed and more than 180 injured as tens of thousands poured onto the streets across the country to pressure the country's ruling generals to hand over power to a civilian-led administration and seek justice for the scores of victims of a deadly military crackdown.

7/3/2019

The government rested its murder case against a decorated Navy SEAL on Tuesday. Prosecutors had called on seven SEALs from the platoon to testify in the court-martial at Naval Base San Diego that started a week ago, including two who said they witnessed Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher stab the wounded adolescent ISIS militant in the neck in May 2017 after he was under their care in Iraq.

6/27/2019

Chairman of Libya’s Presidential Council in the internationally recognised Government of National Accord announced a seven-point initiative to resolve the crisis in his country.

Speaking at a press conference in Tripoli, Fayez Al-Sarraj said that since the beginning of its work and despite all the challenges, his government “has always believed that the resolution of the Libyan crisis will only be achieved through dialogue among the people of the homeland, and that this is the only way out of the crisis.”

6/27/2019

The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Wednesday moved closer to opening a full investigation into alleged crimes against the Rohingya people who were driven from Myanmar to Bangladesh.

Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda said in a statement she would ask judges for permission to investigate crimes that had “at least one element” in Bangladesh, which is a member of the ICC. She added that her investigation would cover crimes that also took place “within the context of two waves of violence in Rakhine State on the territory of” Myanmar.

6/27/2019

Bosco Ntaganda, a notorious Congolese warlord known as the “Terminator” for his alleged brutality, has protested his innocence at the close of his trial at the International Criminal Court (ICC), telling judges: “I am a revolutionary, not a criminal.”

Ntaganda is charged with 13 counts of war crimes and six of crimes against humanity, all allegedly committed in 2002 and 2003 in Ituri, in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. He told the court he was “at peace with myself…I hope that you now realise that the ‘Terminator’ described by the prosecutor is not me.”

6/27/2019

Over 28,000 women were sexually abused by members of FARC combatants during Colombia’s 50-year armed conflict. Victims like Aurora Morena Sierra are now part of a growing movement of women who want their children, too, to be recognized and receive justice.

6/25/2019

On Tuesday, Tunisia’s former interior minister, Abdallah Kallel, appeared before the transitional justice court in Tunisia, which specialises in investigating human rights violations committed during the regime of former president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali and his predecessors.

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