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Leading UK rights organizations called on the new Labour government in a joint letter Thursday to take immediate action to cease the United Kingdom’s complicity in what they term as Israel’s ongoing atrocity crimes against Palestinians. Addressing newly-appointed Prime Minister Keir Starmer, the Foreign Secretary, and the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, the [...]

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The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) informed the UN Security Council on Monday that phase one of the departure of the UN-DRC peacekeeping mission, MONUSCO, had been completed on June 25, but the DRC’s representative stressed that the next withdrawal phase will be addressed when conditions permit, with no further information on the timeline [...]

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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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The UN General Assembly on Thursday adopted a resolution designating July 11 as the International Day of Reflection and Commemoration of the Srebrenica Genocide in 1995. The resolution was adopted by a recorded vote of 84 in favor, 19 against, and 68 abstentions. It designates July 11 as the “International Day of Reflection and Commemoration [...]

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A US federal grand jury has brought an indictment against Eric Nshimye for his alleged concealment of his role in the 1994 Rwandan genocide to obtain asylum and citizenship in the US. The Tuesday indictment outlined accusations against Nshimiye, spanning falsifying information, obstructing justice and committing perjury in connection with his immigration to the US. [...]

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The current conflict engulfing Israel and Palestine raises significant issues of international law and policy. This is part one in an anticipated two-part series that will discuss some of the relevant legal questions before the International Criminal Court (ICC; Part I) and the International Court of Justice (ICJ; Part II).  With both courts located in [...]

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The Rwanda Defence Force stated Tuesday that after three soliders from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) crossed its border, one soldier was shot and killed, and two others were arrested. The official statement disclosed that three soldiers from the Democratic Republic of Congo Armed Forces (FARDC) trespassed across the border from the DRC into [...]

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Stephen Rapp, an American lawyer and diplomat, has been a leading figure in international criminal law and human rights. He was appointed as the US Ambassador at Large for War Crimes Issues in 2009, overseeing investigations and prosecutions of war criminals worldwide. Rapp’s commitment to justice and ending impunity was evident during his tenure, supporting [...]

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