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ICJ begins hearings over Myanmar treatment of Rohingya
The International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Tuesday started its first round of hearings in The Gambia's case against Myanmar for alleged genocide of the Rohingya minority. This initial hearing will last three days and is focused on The Gambia's reque (More)
Aung San Suu Kyi named in criminal complaint of genocide against Myanmar's Rohingya
Human rights groups filed a criminal lawsuit in Argentina on Wednesday, alleging that the government and military of Myanmar, including State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, have committed crimes against humanity and genocide against the ethnic Rohingya (More)
Ethiopia Supreme Court swears in first female head
Meaza Ashenafi, a prominent East African women's rights activist, has been appointed President of Ethiopia's Federal Supreme Court, becoming the court's first female head. She has worked as a judge and legal adviser in Ethiopia since 1992.In 2014 (More)
Humanity Lost the Legend: Cherif Bassiouni, The Godfather of International Criminal Law and Justice
JURIST Guest Columnist, Mohamed Arafa, of Alexandria University Faculty of Law discusses the accomplishments and contributions of the late Mohamoud Cherif Bassiouni and his deep impact on international criminal law and justice...Mahmoud Cherif Bassio (More)
Colombia signs peace agreement with rebel force before Pope's visit
Colombia's government signed a peace agreement with the National Liberation Army (ELN) in Ecuador on Monday, two days before Pope Francis's visit to the country. In a speech on Monday, Colombia's president, Juan Manuel Santos , said that the durin (More)
China dissident Liu Xiaobo released from prison after cancer diagnosis
Human Rights Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo [NYT profile, JURIST news archive] was released on medical parole as he was diagnosed with late-stage liver cancer, Liu's lawyer and prison officials stated on Monday. Liu's lawyer Mo Shaoping rele (More)
UN: Myanmar muslims may be facing crimes against humanity
A spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights expressed concern Tuesday about possible crimes against humanity committed against Myanmar's Rohingya Muslim minority. The UN has found, "a wide range of human rights violations and abu (More)
Colombia government, rebels reach new peace deal
The Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Columbia (FARC) reached a peace agreement Saturday to end the guerrilla warfare that has been plaguing the country for more than five decades. Meeting in Havana, the two sides solidified (More)
Interview: China tortured leading rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng
In his first interview since being released from prison to house arrest in August 2014, leading Chinese rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng told the Associated Press that he was subject to torture. Zhisheng revealed that while he was held in a Chinese priso (More)
Pakistan police reveal 8 of 10 men aquitted for Malala Yousafzai attack
Pakistani police on Friday announced that eight of the ten men charged with the 2012 attack of teenage education activist Malala Yousafzai were acquitted of all charges by an anti-terrorism court in April. This information is a correction of the r (More)
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