AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL’S INITIAL RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE 16TH SESSION OF THE ASSEMBLY OF STATES PARTIES

Amnesty: 5 Key Recommendations for ASP 16

Amnesty International’s ‘Initial Recommendations to the 16th Session of the Assembly of States Parties’. The paper makes recommendations on a number of important issues under consideration at the 16th Assembly session, which takes place in New York from 4 to 14 December 2017.

Laurent Gbagbo in ICC Courtroom

Laurent Gbagbo, interim release, and the ‘interests of justice’

Chiara Loiero, Legal Assistant at Amnesty International’s Centre for International Justice, considers the ICC Appeals Chamber’s recent decision to reject Laurent Gbagbo’s notice of appeal against Trial Chamber I’s latest refusal to grant him interim release during his trial.

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.

Yemen UN HRC war crimes investigation

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.

Al Mahdi REPARATIONS

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.

Afghanistan victims ICC

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?