Human Rights Violations

7 October 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – ECOWAS court issues decision on detention rights

7 October 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – ECOWAS court issues decision on detention rights

October 7, 2016

ECOWAS court issues decision on detention violations: The Court of Justice of the economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has decided that the human rights of Colonel Sambo Dasuki, former National Security Adviser of… Read More ›

Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo.  Photo: via Bing (CC).

28 September 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Bemba defence doc in support of appeal, Munyakazi deported from US to Rwanda, center for evidence of N Korea crimes opens

September 28, 2016

Public redacted version of document in support of appeal: Today the public redacted version of the Defence’s “Document in Support of Appeal” was released in the ICC’s case of The Prosecutor v. Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo,… Read More ›

Inter-American Court of Human Rights.  Photo: via Bing (CC).

20 September 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – IACHR to assist with Mexican police abuse, Ntaganda hunger strike on day 13, and UN Syria Inquiry seeks access to refugees

September 20, 2016

Mexican Government asks IACHR to assist with reparations on police abuse findings: In a statement issued on 17 September 2016, the Mexican government announced that it sent case of police abuse of protesters to the… Read More ›

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29 August 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Al-Mahdi judgment on 27 Sept, Colombian tribunal, Iraq war crimes charges, and more

August 29, 2016

Colombian peace agreement includes Peace Tribunal / no amnesty for WC and CAH: On Wednesday, Colombia’s government announced it has secured a ground-breaking peace agreement with the country’s leftist guerrilla group, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of… Read More ›

Ahmad Al-Faqi Al-Mahdi. Photo: via Bing.

22 August 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Amnesty report recounts deaths at Syrian Prisons, UN Mission Report highlights ISIL atrocities, and ICC starts war crimes trial for destruction of cultural heritage in Timbuktu

August 22, 2016

Amnesty Report recounts deaths at Syrian Prisons: A new report by Amnesty International details the systematic use of rape and torture of tens of thousands political prisoners in Syria. The damning report estimates that 17,723 people… Read More ›

Juba, South Sudan.  Photo: Steve Evans via Flickr (CC).

8 August 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – UN HR Commissioner report of killings, sexual violence in South Sudan, UNCAT concerns over reprisals in Burundi, ICTY to establish information centres and alleged former Serbian rebel arrested for war crimes

August 9, 2016

UN HR Commissioner reports killings, sexual violence in S. Sudan clashes: According to the findings of a preliminary UN investigation into the latest outbreak of violence in South Sudan, the Government security forces carried out killings… Read More ›

Hissene Habre. Photo: The Guardian: Ibrahima Ndiaye/AP via Bing (CC).

2 August 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Habre ordered to pay compensation, Simone Gbagbo trial delayed, Bosnian man arrest in Brazil for WC

August 2, 2016

Habre ordered to pay compensation to victims of crimes against humanity: On 29 July 2016, the Extraordinary African Chambers Court ordered Habré to pay compensation to his victims of crimes against humanity (CAH). Compensations amount reported… Read More ›

Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi.  Photo: via Bing (CC).

8 July 2016 – NEWS ABOUT THE COURTS – Conflicting reports on Saif’s release, French court sentences Rwandan mayors, OTP cooperation on missing persons, and Sri Lanka accountability

July 9, 2016

Conflicting reports on release of Saif Gaddafi from Libyan detention: Lawyers for Muammar Gaddafi’s son and presumed successor, Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, have announced to French news outlets that Saif Gaddafi was released from imprisonment on… Read More ›