Côte d’Ivoire: No Amnesty for Serious Crimes of 2010-11 Crisis

Ligue ivoirienne des droits de l’Homme – LIDHO Mouvement ivoirien des droits humains – MIDH Action pour la protection des droits humains en Côte d’Ivoire – APDH Réseau acteurs ivoiriens des droits humains – RAIDH Coalition ivoirienne des défenseurs des droits humains – CIDDH Club Union Africaine Forum de la société civile ouest-africain Côte d’ivoire […]

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International Justice Trends in Microcosm at the OPCW – Three Observations as States Adopt ‘Attribution Mechanism’

On June 27th 2018, the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons’ (‘OPCW’) Conference of States Parties held a ‘Special Session’ which established an ‘Attribution Mechanism’ at the OPCW. The two-day Special Session showed – in microcosm – a number of trends in international criminal justice. In particular, the increasingly ‘outside-of-the-box’ thinking which is required to push forward international criminal justice efforts, especially in light of UN Security Council (‘UNSC’) ‘deadlock’, and the issue of how bodies which are not typically established to play a role in international criminal justice efforts are being mandated to do so.


The ICC at 20: All Roads Lead away from Rome 

Matt Cannock, Head of Amnesty’s Centre for International Justice, calls for an honest appraisal of the Court and Rome Statute’s first 20 years, a reinvigoration of a collective and even more inclusive ‘Post-Rome generation’ and creative reengagement with the Court with a view to the ‘ICC@40’

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Transparency essential for the ICC to resolve the question of jurisdiction over forced deportations from Myanmar

Over the next weeks, Amnesty International will issue opinion pieces examining the Office of the Prosecutor’s use of Article 19(3) and the substance of the question of jurisdiction it has posed to the Pre-Trial Chamber. In this first piece, Legal Adviser Jonathan O’Donohue joins others in expressing concern about the closed process so far and calls for greater transparency and consultation.

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“They betrayed us”: Women who survived Boko Haram raped, starved and detained in Nigeria

Since early 2015, the Nigerian military has recaptured vast swathes of territory that had come under the control of Boko Haram in the north-east of the country. This report examines what happened to the group of people who fled or were forced from rural towns and villages that had been controlled by Boko Haram, as the military intensified its operations.