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Venezuela authorities responsible for crimes against humanity: UN report
A UN report published Wednesday accused Venezuelan state authorities, including the president, of being complicit in human rights violations and crimes "amounting to crimes against humanity."The Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on t (More)
UN rights chief: increasing Myanmar casualties may amount to crimes against humanity
Michelle Bachelet, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, said Monday that Myanmar has failed to adequately address the charges of genocide against Rohingya individuals in 2017. She stated that civilian casualties have been increasing again in a (More)
US Sanctions Against the International Criminal Court: Where is International Law Going?
On September 2, 2020, US Foreign Minister Mike Pompeo announced United States sanctions of ICC officials and its prosecutor Ms. Fatou Bensouda. Based on this sanction, their possible assets in the US will be frozen, and access to the American financi (More)
Bolivia refers human rights violations from August protests to ICC
The Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) for the International Criminal Court (ICC) announced Wednesday that the interim government of Bolivia sent a referral to Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda, asking for an investigation into alleged crimes against humanity co (More)
Human rights organization accuses Canada of failing to bring war criminals to justice
Canada has failed to bring individuals accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity to justice, according to a report released Tuesday by human rights organization Amnesty International Canada.The new report is part of a series that document (More)
Ex-Khmer Rouge leader 'Duch' dies at 77
Former Khmer Rouge leader Kaing Guek Eav, known as "Duch", died in prison on Wednesday at age 77. The Trial Chamber of The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) convicted Kaing in 2010 of multiple counts of war crimes and crimes aga (More)
Canada, Netherlands will aid The Gambia's ICJ genocide case against Myanmar
Canada and the Netherlands announced Wednesday that they will jointly aid with legal issues in the ongoing genocide case brought by The Gambia against Myanmar in the International Court of Justice (ICJ).In November 2019, The Gambia filed a case a (More)
UN court hears oral arguments in Ratko Mladić appeal
The Appeals Chamber of the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (IRMCT) heard oral arguments Tuesday and Wednesday in the appeal of former Serbian Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina military commander Ratko Mladić. Mladić appealed (More)
Becoming a Stone: America's Law-Desecrating Submission to Presidential "Punishment"
"All people...who dare not defend themselves when they know they are in the right, who submit to punishment not because of what they have done but because of who they are, are already dead by their own decision; and whether or not they survive physic (More)
The Futility of Trump's Sanctions Against ICC Investigators, and the Need for Accountability
US President Donald Trump’s sanctions on the International Criminal Court (ICC) investigators in June expose the hypocrisy and incoherency of the Trump administration’s foreign policy. Trump’s sanctions surpass a lack of cooperation and enter into ou (More)
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