human rights

Like

ICJ Media Review: ICC prosecutor’s office publishes annual report on Preliminary Examinations

ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda and ICC Deputy Prosecutor James Stewart
Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 17:16

In this week's review, news about the ICC’s annual Preliminary Examination report, the Prosecutor’s decision on reconsideration of the preliminary examination concerning the Gaza Freedom Flotilla, calls to investigate crimes against humanity in the Philippines, submissions on the closing of the Colombia tribunal’s investigation against Meas Muth, and more

No comments yet.

Anonymous
Like
Like

ICJ Media Review: Dutchman to be tried in the Netherlands for war crimes during Ethiopian war

Friday, October 27, 2017 - 00:34

In this week's review, news about the deliberate famine as a war crime, Int’l Law Commission, war crimes trial in NL for Ethiopian war, ICC asset recovery conference, Sri Lankan transitional justice, finding on Liberian war crimes in the US and MICT project on DU video calls

No comments yet.

Anonymous
Like
Like

An Emerging Framework for All of Africa: The Right to a Fair Trial at The African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights and Fair Trial Rights

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 14:48

At the end of last month,, the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights (African Court) handed down an unprecedented ten decisions. These decisions, made up of judgements, requests for advisory opinions and applications for interpretation of past judgements each all deserve to be examined in detail. This article by Oliver Windridge does just that.

No comments yet.

Anonymous
Like
Like

ICJ Media Review: Rights groups warn of crimes against Rohingya women and children

Sunday, October 8, 2017 - 15:58

In this week's review, news about Mladic and Serbia’s support of provisional release, crimes against Rohingya Muslims and UN Committees and a Peoples’ Tribunal judgment, and domestic trials on Syria crimes

No comments yet.

Anonymous
Like
Like

ICJ Media Review: UN human rights chief calls for probe into possible abuses by Venezuelan security forces

Friday, September 15, 2017 - 15:48

In this week's review, news about the ICC Prosecution and Al-Werfalli, observations on reducing Lubanga’s sentence, UK police to probe UAE torture, Venezuela human rights, and Australian to investigate armed forces for war crimes

No comments yet.

Anonymous
Like
Like

Tunisia’s declaration for direct access to the African Court is an important step for dual African Union and Arab League nations

Monday, June 5, 2017 - 09:04

Tunisia’s declaration marks an important step forward for a group of states which, although benefiting from membership of both the African Union and Arab League, have provided very limited access for individuals and NGOs to either the African human rights system or Arab human rights system. Even with their dual status as members of both the union and league, the benefits of membership of both human rights systems for Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Mauritania, Somalia, Sudan, Tunisia, the Union of the Comoros and Djibouti have been left largely unavailable and unrealised.

No comments yet.

Anonymous
Like
Like

WEEK 16 2017 ICL MEDIA REVIEW

Friday, April 21, 2017 - 00:00

In this week's review, news about Uganda’s search for Kony, Argentina signing an enforcement agreement with the ICC, mass graves found in DRC, Ntaganda decision on prior recorded testimony, Tunisia’s acceptance of direct access to the African Court, Holocaust files opened to the public, the ICJ’s provisional measures in Ukraine v. Russia, and more

No comments yet.

Anonymous
Like
Like

Martin Gramatikov talks about human rights and justice

Friday, April 24, 2015 - 11:22

Bulgarian long-distance walking champion turned Justice Innovator: Martin Gramatikov at HiiL Innovating Justice tells the story of how human rights and justice became an integral part of his life.

No comments yet.

Anonymous
Like
Like

Lawyer Gulden Sonmez on the ICC's decision not to pursue the Mavi Marmara case

Friday, February 6, 2015 - 10:31

Gulden Sonmez was a passenger on the Mavi Marmara, part of the humanitarian aid convoy to Gaza in 2010. She was in The Hague for the presentation of the request for review of the ICC prosecutor’s decision not to go ahead with an investigation into to the Israeli attack on the flotilla.

Anonymous
emine ates

I heard a lot of allegations against Erdogan so far but never heard such outrageous and baseless accusations as yours.The report on the link you've provided is no way near proving your argument.If you claim Turkey is paid to host those refugees, I ask you what kind of payment it is if you get only 200 million in return to spending more than 4.5 billion dollars? Are you really following what has been happening in Syria from the very beginning? why do you think many people fled from their homes in the first place while ISIS was not yet in the picture when the Syria crisis emerged and people were getting bombed with the chemical weapons in their own homes?Don't you remember the pressure of IC after the reports of burnt people from the poisonous gas chemical bombs emit? But according to your thinking Erdogan must have deviously planned all those problems in his borders and take the economic and social burden of hosting all the refugees and create all the tension and political instability just to be able to get rid of some Kurdish people and get that your precious EU visa for his citizens, right? (BTW ISIS are killing and harming more muslims than the total number of all Kurdish, Yazidi or Christians but world media don't care much about them anyway.) And about entering EU..If there are people in EU really think as you do I can only say they must be blinded with their own vanity or Turkey is playing her cards too well. I can assure you (you can check the results of recent surveys) people in Turkey especially the supportes of Erdogan's governing party (>51% of population) do not want to enter EU at all, especially after witnessing how they treated their own members and own people even in the last economic crisis Europe had, nobody sees any privilege or benefit in getting EU visa.I believe we are much better off without them and sincerely hope they will never accept Turkey to their so called union(!). Facing west is a state policy of Turkey since its very establishment and it has some use as well in controlling internal conflicts among political, military and business camps.Hence all the governments must dhere and act in favor of EU but it has never been real intention and wish of the people.everybody knows EU will never accept Turkey but never completely close all the doors and Turkey will never give up trying.I see it as a political play nothing more. in short, your assumption that you build your argument on is faulty and at the very least grossly mistaken. BTW, contrary to your argument, there is real evidence to claim that ISIS is a joint project of CIA and MOSSAD.I can put plenty of links but may be one suffice to make the point: http://www.globalresearch.ca/isis-leader-abu-bakr-al-baghdadi-trained-by-israeli-mossad-nsa-documents-reveal/5391593

If you knew a little about the common islamic understanding in Turkey, you would understand why Erdogan or Turkish people in general can never support ISIS let alone founding it directly or indirectly..Erdogan is coming from traditional muslim background and Turkish muslims see ISIS as an extremist group with deviated ideas from the true Islamic beliefs.Their understanding and attitude towards religion is completely oposite to how Turks believe and practice Islam. Hope I addressed your accusations but I am afraid there is no cure for prejudgement.You should check your sources and do a better research before getting into wrong ideas and creating devils in your mind. World problems are too complicated and wide-spread to hold one person or group to be responsible for all the evil.We certainly don't do this even to terrorist state of Israel considering how it was established and expanded its land over a few years stepping on the blood of Palestinians.

Monday, February 9, 2015 - 08:22
Anonymous
Anonymous

I am providing you with official resources from the ECtHR and other independent NGO's and UN resources. However, you are evading the substantial merits I have addressed in my previous comments, and you are trying to mix things upside-down!

Erdogan is the founder and the Godfather of ISIS. Erdogan's devious policy of hosting Syrian refugees has not come out of the vacume. He is paid for that, he is using those innocent Syrian and Iraqi civilians who fled their homes because of the brutal terror of 'his ISIS' to allow his Turkish citizens to enter the EU without a visa. Erdogan is blackmailing the EU and using the misery of these Syrian refugees as a pressure card on the EU for his own benefit, and to gain more unethical political expediency.

http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=COM:2012:0239:FIN:EN:PDF&utm_source=Weekly+Legal+Update&utm_campaign=e1aa1b62f6-WLU_28_02_2014&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_7176f0fc3d-e1aa1b62f6-419648261

Sunday, February 8, 2015 - 13:48
Anonymous
emine ates

I'm not sure if you could have guessed it but my background is Turkish and I believe I know a lot more about the Turkish government than any outsider could.Things are not like what it seems from outside of Turkey.There are a lot of Israeli lobbies around the globe working against Erdogan and colouring up everything as they want to since the tragic incident of MaviMarmara.I have never voted for Erdogan and don't support all of his foreign policies especially Syria.However it is not fair to claim him as the destroyer of Syria while he didn't start the tension in the first place and has been continuously helping Syrian refugees unlike the rest of the world.Claims about the silencing journalists and supporting terrorists are all coming from the inside political conflict against Erdogan.This would not be surprising to you if you had closely examined the last 60 years of Turkish governments and the major role players in political power.I repeat I'm not Erdogan fan or anything like that but I can still testify Turkey has never been more democratic and open society since its establishment.He might have his own issues as any other political figure has but believe or not no leader in Turkish history is supported and loved as much as Erdogan.

if you believe Israel has the most democratic civil rights and independent judicial system why did they refuse to punish their soldiers after they killed and injured so many people on MaviMarmara?They refused to accept even UN report against them and I'm not counting how they keep small children in their jails and use weapons against those who try to protect their homes by just stones. Just check their history of killing and military operations with the illegal chemical weapons they use as they became very professional over the years.They are terrorizing the Middle East and will continue to do so as nobody can talk against them.

Sunday, February 8, 2015 - 10:07
Anonymous
Anonymous

I utterly repudiate your weak and unrealistic argument! Please do not mix things up. Look at the level of the cases pending before the ECtHR concerning the severe human rights violations under the Erdogan regime in Turkey; including the killing, the silencing of the Turkish journalists and imprisoning them. It is important to mention that Erdogan has destroyed Syria, and has made Turkey as a bridge and a safe haven for the terrorists of ISIS to cross border in order to kill and terrorize civilians in Iraq and Syria. ISIS is deliberately and systematically attacking Kurds, Christians and Yazidis to fulfil the big dream of Erdogan re-establishing the Otham Bin Artaghil empire!

Israel is open and civilized country, it has the best democratic and the most independent judicial system in the Middle East, and perhaps in the world, come and bring your claim to the Israeli courts before accusing Israel of targeting innocent civilians. Israel has the right to exist and defend its own citizens in accordance with IHL. Hamas is a ruthless terrorist organization using the people of Ghaza as human shields to defame and to blackmail Israel. Once again, please bear in mind that the Palestinian authority in the West Bank, its people, Arab states and the entire international community consider Hamas as a terrorist outlawed organization.

Saturday, February 7, 2015 - 23:22
  •  
Anonymous
Like
Like

Dutch Human Rights Ambassador Kees van Baar on justice

Friday, January 30, 2015 - 14:51

Kees van Baar was appointed the Dutch Human Rights ambassador in 2014. He previously spent time as the Dutch Ambassador in South Sudan, being part of the team that set up the embassy in the then newly-established country. He shared his thoughts on Human Rights, what justice is to him and the ongoing situation in South Sudan with Justice Hub.

No comments yet.

Anonymous
Like