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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?

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Amicus Curiae on Access to Court for Allegations of Torture

Submissions to the ECHR as Amici Curiae by Amnesty International and the International Commission of Jurists on the interpretation of the right of access to court under article 6(1) ECHR, and in particular relating to limitations on access to court to claim redress for torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment committed outside the jurisdiction of the State.

Libya: ICC arrest warrant raises hopes for justice

On 15 August, the International Criminal Court (ICC) issued a warrant for the arrest of Mahmoud el-Werfelli, who is accused of war crimes for actions committed while he was Field Commander of the Special Forces Brigade (Al-Saiqa) affiliated to the Libyan National Army (LNA).

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“Only Justice Can Heal Our Wounds”: Enforced Disappearance in Sri Lanka

In Sri Lanka, Enforced Disappearance has touched every community – spanning time, geography, ethnicity, religion, and class. There has been virtually no accountability for these grievous crimes. Read and download the latest Amnesty International’s report on this topic.

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Looking for Justice. Recommendations for the Hybrid Court for South Sudan

Amnesty International and FIDH present key recommendations on the structure and institutional framework of the HCSS, in order to ensure that the court effectively achieves accountability, meets international fair trial standards, has national legitimacy, and incorporates the best practices of other hybrid and ad hoc tribunals.