Media Coverage

2/20/2016

Following a string of reported cases of police abuse, political parties, and movements commented on the recent incident that took place in Bab Al-Khalq, Cairo when a plainclothes policeman killed a truck driver following an argument.

2/20/2016

In a press conference held today, the Colombian Attorney General's Office announced that it is requesting that Alejandro Cardenas, alias "J.J.", and Mario Jaimes, alias "El Panadero", be excluded from the Justice and Peace process [which allows for an alternative prosecution model and sentencing for former paramilitaries who contribute to clarification of the truth and reparations to victims of the internal conflict].

2/19/2016

Police in Uganda reportedly used tear gas and beat opposition activists on Friday as voting in the country's national elections descended into violence.

2/19/2016

South Sudan government troops took part in a possible "war crime" attack killing at least 18 civilians inside a United Nations base, residents, rebels and aid sources told AFP.

2/19/2016

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has formally acknowledged receipt of a petition on racism from the African National Congress (ANC)‚ adding at the same time that it is deeply concerned that 20 years after democracy racism still remains a key issue for the country.

2/18/2016

The Yugoslav war crimes tribunal is to announce verdicts against former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic next month following his long-running trial on charges including genocide for allegedly masterminding atrocities throughout the Bosnian war. The United Nations court announced on Thursday that judges will give their verdicts at a hearing on March 24.

2/18/2016

The International Crimes Tribunal has suspended one of its prosecutors for ‘breach of discipline’ and ‘professional misconduct’.

2/18/2016

Egypt has issued an order to close a prominent human rights organization that documents complaints of torture in custody, the group said on Wednesday.

2/18/2016

On February 9, 2016, Trial Chamber II of the International Criminal Court (ICC), which is overseeing the reparation phase in the case of Thomas Lubanga, decided that a draft reparation plan submitted to it by the Trust Fund for Victims (Trust Fund or Fund) in November 2015 was incomplete and cannot be implemented. The trial chamber requested the Trust Fund to submit the missing information at regular intervals with the final submission due on December 31, 2016. The Trust Fund is now seeking to appeal this order.

2/17/2016

Delegates from rival Libyan factions proposed a new unity government Sunday for the chaotic country, after months of UN mediation and the rejection of a previous Cabinet proposal.

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