Guinea massacre victims need justice

Guinea: 8 years later, justice for massacre needed

Joint statement by Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, and the Association of Victims, Parents and Friends of the September 28 Massacre on the day of the eighth anniversary of the massacre perpetrated Guinea on September 28, 2009, at a Conakry stadium.

A survivor of wartime rape sitting in her house in Bosnia.

Bosnia and Herzegovina: last chance for justice for wartime sexual violence survivors

Two decades after the end of the war, many of the estimated 20,000 women who had been subjected to sexual violence are still battling with the devastating consequences of these crimes. This report paints a bleak picture of the conditions in which many survivors live today and shows how a combination of factors has resulted in the failure of the authorities to provide the victims with meaningful justice and reparation for the crimes they suffered.

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UN: expert group to investigate violations in Yemen

A resolution was passed by the UN Human Rights Council on 29 September, mandating a group of international experts to investigate abuses by all parties to the conflict in Yemen; this is a momentous breakthrough that will pave the way for justice for countless victims of human rights abuses and grave violations of international law, including war crimes, said Amnesty International.

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Al Mahdi case: women and girls must not be excluded from reparation

Adrienne Ringin, a student of University of Melbourne Law School’s International Criminal Justice Clinic, highlights important gender concerns arising in the International Criminal Court’s third reparations order. The piece includes input from Amnesty International’s Mali team.

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Justice Delayed in Afghanistan: A failure of OTP preliminary examination?

As we launch our Human Rights in International Justice Project, Solomon Sacco, Deputy Director of Law and Policy, asks: will the ICC meet the demands for justice that we see from all over the world – from Palestine to Colombia; from Mexico to Georgia; from Libya to Cote D’Ivoire; from Afghanistan to the Philippines?

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Rohingya exodus amid ethnic cleansing in Myanmar

In recent weeks, more than 370,000 Rohingya refugees have fled into Bangladesh. Amnesty International has revealed new evidence pointing to a mass-scale scorched-earth campaign across northern Rakhine State, where Myanmar security forces and vigilante mobs are burning down entire Rohingya villages and shooting people at random as they try to flee.

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Malabo Protocol: what are the implications?

In June 2014, the African Union adopted the Malabo Protocol and called on AU member states to sign and ratify it. The Protocol extends the jurisdiction of the – yet to be established – African Court of Justice and Human Rights (ACJHR) to try crimes under international law and transnational crimes. What are the legal and institutional implications of this proposal?