Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 23:01
As a former legal officer for the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), Grant Dawson knows better than most the consequences when war erupts on a barbarous scale: “I went to detention centres where people were raped and tortured and killed in ways that you could not possibly imagine. You couldn't imagine it.”
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.
Friday, June 2, 2017 - 21:17
In this week's review, news about Stanisic and Simatovic’s surrender ahead of retrial, OHCHR report on CAR crimes, Saif Gaddafi’s freedom, African Court on indigenous peoples’ rights, and more
Monday, May 22, 2017 - 19:37
The ICC's Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda has told the UN that she is looking at what's happening in Libya, particularly the alleged crimes against migrants that include killings, rapes and torture with a view to potentially opening up an investigation. But Mohammad Hadi Zakerhossein argues that she has no jurisdiction.
Friday, February 24, 2017 - 00:00
In this week's review, news about the Cambodia tribunal dismissing a potential case, child soldier victims give their views to ICC, a UN report on Libya’s unfair trial, SA withdrawal “unconstitutional and invalid”, an upcoming reparations decision in Katanga, Bosnia’s intention to review the ICJ genocide decision and more
Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 10:07
Libya was a dictatorship from 1969 until 2011. Protests against the rule of Muammar Gaddafi began in mid-January 2011, with Libyans gathering to complain about political corruption. There were violent clashes with the police and numerous arrests. The protests escalated into a rebellion that quickly engulfed the entire country.
Monday, May 18, 2015 - 12:50
Last week, the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Fatou Bensouda, briefed the United Nations Security Council on the situation in Libya. In her statements Bensouda urged the Council to take action and work against the deteriorating security situation in the country.