National Prosecutions

9/11/2018

 

In the last few years, hundreds of thousands of Chinese Uighur Muslims have been taken to internment camps where they are forced into a high-pressure indoctrination program, including forced lectures, singing hymns praising the Chinese Communist Party, and writing “self-criticism essays.” Beijing has been long unnerved by the Uighur minority and, since 2014, the government has escalated a crackdown against Islamic practice and orchestrated an unforgiving drive to turn ethnic Uighurs and other Muslim minorities into loyal citizens and supporters of the party.

Director, Reparative Justice Program

9/11/2018

In July, ICTJ’s Program Director Anna Myriam Roccatello and Senior Transitional Justice Expert Ruben Carranza traveled to Yerevan to meet with civil society organizations, human rights and anti-corruption activists, and key government officials, to join them in exploring strategies for change.

9/10/2018

This report examines attacks on schools in Syria from multiple angles: from the legal implications of such attacks to the everyday impact on students, teachers, families, and society at large. It is the product of Save Syrian Schools, a collaborative project led by 10 Syrian civil society organizations and ICTJ that demands an end to the killing of Syrian children and justice for the bombing of schools.

Date published: 
Mon, 09/10/2018 - 08:41
Communications Associate, Editor

9/7/2018

A new report on attacks on schools in Syria harnesses documentation to call attention to atrocities and advance storytelling, truth seeking, acknowledgment. It is the product of Save Syrian Schools, a collaborative project led by 10 Syrian civil society organizations and the ICTJ that demands an end to the killing of Syrian children and justice for the bombing of schools.  

9/4/2018

Colombia’s Attorney General’s Office (AG) recently charged 13 former Chiquita executives for financing paramilitary death squads. According to the AG, between 1997 and 2004, executives of the US-based corporation paid $1.7 million to the United Self-Defenders of Colombia, a paramilitary group who are accused of killing 4,335 people, disappearing 1,306 people, and forcibly displacing 1,675 others. The charges are a result of Colombian Prosecutor General Humberto Martinez’s effort to investigate and prosecute corporate funding of paramilitary squads.

9/4/2018

Many families of people who were disappeared during Nepal’s civil war, which pitted Maoist insurgents against the Nepalese government and lasted from 1996 to 2006, have yet to receive compensation as promised by the government. While families who have documented evidence of their loved-ones’ disappearance have had their complaints fully registered, those whose evidence is thought to be lacking are being deprived of compensation.

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8/30/2018

A court in Sri Lanka has ordered the arrest of the country’s top military officer in connection with the abduction and murder of 11 people during the island’s civil war. According to the court Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne helped a navy intelligence officer, who was accused of leading a hit squad in the final years of the country’s brutal civil war, escape prosecution. There have been persistent allegations that senior military personnel and regime figures loyal to the former President were responsible for a number of high-profile murders.

8/28/2018

It has been one year since hundreds of thousands of Rohingya were forcibly displaced from their homes in northern Myanmar by the Burmese military and allied ethnic militias in what the United Nations has described as ethnic cleansing. Over the past year nearly one million people have fled to Bangladesh where they live in 32 squalid and overcrowded camps supported by the government of Bangladesh and the international community. Here are the voices of a handful of refugees on the prospects of returning to their homeland.

8/28/2018

After a years-long investigation, United Nations experts said that Myanmar’s army commander and other top generals should face trial in an international court for crimes of genocide against Rohingya Muslims. The experts said they found evidence of genocidal intent in the operation, citing the rhetoric of hate directed at the Rohingya and the level of organization indicating a plan for destruction. Myanmar has rejected the allegations.

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8/23/2018

The Chief of Defense Staff of The Gambia has confirmed that four soldiers who are alleged to have been a part  of the ‘Jungulars’ - a unit of elite soldiers who participated in extra-judicial killings and torture at the behest of ex-President Yahya Jammeh - have been released from custody due to lack of evidence. 11 former Jungulars are still being held as investigations continue.

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