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The UN General Assembly (UNGA) passed a resolution last week establishing a commemoration day for the 1995 killings of more than 8,000 Bosniak men and boys in Srebrenica and to formally recognize the event as genocide. Proposed by Germany and Rwanda, two countries with a unique history dealing with genocide in the 20th century, and [...]

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Recently, medical workers at Israeli hospitals told BBC News that Palestinian detainees from Gaza were “shackled and blindfolded” while they received treatment. Physicians owe a duty to their patients based on well-established ethical principles. In truth, the doctor-patient relationship is aspirational, and at the bedside, circumstance reveals a much more complex exchange. At the core [...]

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Reporters Without Borders (RSF) announced Monday that it filed a complaint with the International Criminal Court (ICC) over Palestinian journalists being killed or injured during their work in Gaza. In the complaint, RSF asks the court to investigate crimes against no less than nine Palestinian reporters since December 15, 2023 and the killing of more [...]

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Paris Criminal Court sentenced Friday in absentia three high-ranking Syrian officials to life for complicity in crimes against humanity and war crimes, reported the International Federation for Human Rights. The defendants were Ali Mamlouk, advisor to President Bashar Al-Assad and former head of the National Security Bureau, Jamil Hassan, former head of the Syrian Air [...]

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The UN Special Rapporteur on Torture Alice Jill Edwards urged the Israeli government on Thursday to look into numerous allegations of torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment against detained Palestinians since the beginning of the Israel-Gaza conflict on October 7, 2023. Edwards emphasized the importance of humane treatment toward detainees and [...]

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The International Court of Justice (ICJ) ordered Israel on Friday to immediately halt its military offensive in the Palestinian city of Rafah — the last major population center in the Gaza Strip following months of violent conflict. In this explainer, we unpack the situation in Gaza, the case against Israel, Israel’s response, and the basics [...]

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The Dutch Public Prosecutor (OM) announced Thursday that it intends to investigate the criminal complaint filed by a group of human rights organizations against Booking.com, an online rental platform for holiday accommodations, regarding their alleged listing of rental properties in Israeli settlements. The Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations (SOMO), the European Legal Support Centre [...]

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The President of Ecuador, Daniel Noboa, declared a state of emergency in seven of the country’s 24 provinces Wednesday for the internal armed conflict. Article 1 of Executive Decree 275 placed the provinces of Guayas, El Oro, Santa Elena, Manabí, Sucumbíos, Orellana, Los Ríos, and the canton of Camilo Ponce Enríquez in the province of [...]

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Over 50 civil society organizations urged the US Department of Justice (DOJ) in a Wednesday open letter to ensure that any forfeited assets from its landmark case against construction materials company Lafarge are directed to support victims and survivors of atrocity crimes associated with Syria. The letter expressed grave concerns that money from the case [...]

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