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As Kenya’s police force begins the latest step in a major vetting process as part of a reform of the service, security experts and human rights groups warn that more needs to be done to deal with an institutionalised pattern of abuses.

Hearings have started at the International Court of Justice in The Hague, where the two countries have brought cases against each other, alleging genocide during the 1990s war.

The victims of horrendous abuses in Bangladesh going back decades should be the first concern of anyone interested in the defense of human rights and the support of the rule of law.

Calling on the United Nations and the wider international community to help the Government of Mali strengthen its judicial system, the UN independent expert on human rights in the country expressed concern today at the difficulties facing Malian justice in the prosecution of serious crimes committed in during the violence that engulfed the north in 2012.

The daughter of deposed Chilean president Salvador Allende will become the first woman to lead the country's senate.

MPs of president-elect Michelle Bachelet's New Majority party chose Isabel Allende as their leader on Thursday. She takes up her new post on 11 March after Bachelet's swearing-in.

Former Bosnian Serb President Radovan Karadzic asked the Hague Tribunal to order a one-year break in his war crimes trial beause of the complexity of the allegations against him.

The trial of five Hezbollah members accused of complicity in the assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri has been adjourned until mid-May at least, according to a court document.

France's highest court has blocked plans to extradite three Rwandans to stand trial in Kigali on charges related to the 1994 genocide.

Nepal's new coalition government was sworn in late Tuesday after weeks of squabbling over power sharing, potentially paving the way to stability for the Himalayan nation.

Egypt’s president named a new prime minister on Tuesday, a day after his predecessor abruptly announced the resignation of the military-backed government that had managed the country since July.

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