Tag: Reports

Amnesty International’s key recommendations for ASP17

Amnesty International’s key recommendations for the seventeenth session of the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute (‘ASP’). The ASP will take place in The Hague from 5 to 12 December 2018.

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The problematic formulation of persecution under the Draft Convention on crimes against humanity

Amnesty International recommends the International Law Commission to remove the expression ‘in connection with any act referred to in this paragraph or in connection with the crime of genocide or war crimes’ from Draft article 3(1)(h), and codify the formulation of the crime of persecution as provided by customary international law – as an entirely independent crime.

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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.


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.

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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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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?