International Justice

Guatemala: Fifth former soldier convicted over role in Dos Erres massacre - 14 March 2012

Headline Title:  Guatemala: Fifth former soldier convicted over role in Dos Erres massacre The conviction of a former soldier for his role in a bloody massacre in Guatemala in 1982 marks a further step towards justice for the many victims and their family members, Amnesty International s Pedro Pimentel Ríos is the fifth former soldier in Guatemala to be convicted for his role in the 1982  killings of more than 250 people in a rural village. Media Node:  Guatemala conviction over Dos Erres massacre Twitter Tag:  DosErres Story Location:  Guatemala 15° 24' 21.6864" N, 90° 57' 40.6944" W “The convictions in these cases – while addressing only a tiny fraction of the huge number of war crimes and crimes against humanity committed during the decades-long conflict – mark an important step in ending impunity for these crimes. However, higher ranking officers who were responsible have still to be brought to justice.” Source:  Sebastian Elgueta, Central America Researcher at Amnesty International Date:  Wed, 14/03/2012 URL:  Guatemala: Former head of state’s trial for genocide one more step against impunity Description:  News story, 27 January 2012 URL:  Guatemalan former soldiers sentenced to 6,060 years for massacre Description:  News story, 3 August 2011 URL:  Justice and impunity: Guatemala's Historical Clarification Commission 10 years on Description:  Report, 25 February 2009

Jugement historique de la CPI sur le recours aux enfants soldats

Le fait que Thomas Lubanga Dyilo, chef d'un groupe armé congolais, soit reconnu coupable d'avoir utilisé des enfants dans le cadre d'un conflit armé montre que la Cour pénale internationale (CPI) est en mesure de traduire en justice les pires responsables de génocides, de crimes contre l'humanité et de crimes de guerre, a déclaré Amnesty International. Le fait que Thomas Lubanga Dyilo, chef d'un groupe armé congolais, soit reconnu coupable d'avoir utilisé des enfants dans le cadre d'un conflit armé montre que la Cour pénale internationale (CPI) e

Jugement historique de la CPI sur le recours aux enfants soldats - 14 March 2012

Headline Title:  Enfants soldats : jugement historique de la CPI Le fait que Thomas Lubanga Dyilo, chef d'un groupe armé congolais, soit reconnu coupable d'avoir utilisé des enfants dans le cadre d'un conflit armé montre que la Cour pénale internationale (CPI) e Dans un premier arrêt qui fera date, la Cour pénale internationale a établi que Thomas Lubanga Dyilo était coupable de crime de guerre pour avoir utilisé des enfants soldats en République démocratique du Congo. Media Node:  Thomas Lubanga Dyilo_fr VIDEO: Who will be next at the ICC after Lubanga verdict?_fr Story Location:  Congo (Kinshasa) 2° 36' 14.2632" S, 25° 53' 1.6404" E “Le jugement prononcé aujourd'hui fera réfléchir ceux qui, à travers le monde, se rendent coupables du terrible crime consistant à utiliser et maltraiter des enfants, sur les champs de bataille et ailleurs.” Source:  Michael Bochenek, directeur chargé du droit et de la stratégie politique à Amnesty International URL:  République démocratique du Congo. Enfants en guerre : susciter un espoir d'avenir Description:  Rapport, 10 octobre 2006 URL:  Campagne pour la justice internationale Description:  Campagne thématique d'Amnesty International URL:  Soutenez le rôle de l'ONU en vue d'arrêter les suspects recherchés par la Cour pénale internationale Description:  Appel à l'action, 13 mars 2012 URL:  Cour pénale internationale

Landmark ICC verdict over use of child soldiers - 14 March 2012

Headline Title:  Landmark ICC verdict over use of child soldiers The conviction of Thomas Lubanga Dyilo, the leader of a Congolese armed group, for using children in armed conflict shows the International Criminal Court (ICC) can bring the world’s worst offender In its landmark first verdict, the International Criminal Court convicted Thomas Lubanga Dyilo for the war crime of using child soldiers in Democratic Republic of Congo. Media Node:  Thomas Lubanga Dyilo VIDEO: ICC 10th anniversary Story Location:  Congo (Kinshasa) 2° 36' 14.2632" S, 25° 53' 1.6404" E “Today’s verdict will give pause to those around the world who commit the horrific crime of using and abusing children both on and off the battlefield. ” Source:  Michael Bochenek, Director of Amnesty International’s Law and Policy Programme Date:  Wed, 14/03/2012 URL:  Democratic Republic of Congo: Children at war, creating hope for the future Description:  Report, 10 October 2006 URL:  Campaign for International Justice Description:  Amnesty International's Campaign for International Justice URL:  Support UN role in arresting International Criminal Court fugitives Description:  Online campaign URL:  International Criminal Court

Support UN role in arresting International Criminal Court suspects

Recent spotlight on arrest of Joseph Kony underscores outstanding International Criminal Court (ICC) arrest warrants for 11 other suspects of war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide. The recent spotlight on Joseph Kony, the Ugandan leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army charged by the International Criminal Court (ICC), underscores the outstanding ICC arrest warrants for 11 other

España: La absolución de Garzón es una buena noticia, pero los crímenes siguen sin abordarse - 27 February 2012

Headline Title:  Absolución de Garzón buena noticia, pero crímenes siguen impunes La decisión del Tribunal Supremo español de absolver al juez Baltasar Garzón del cargo que se le imputaba por investigar violaciones de derechos humanos es una buena noticia, pero es preciso hac El juez español de instrucción Baltasar Garzón ha sido absuelto del delito de prevaricación dolosa. Media Node:  El juez español Baltasar Garzón Story Location:  Spain 40° 25' 0.4656" N, 3° 42' 13.5576" W “Es una vergüenza que España aún no haya abordado su oscuro pasado. Lo que queremos ver ahora es una investigación exhaustiva sobre la serie de abusos que se cometieron durante la Guerra Civil y el régimen franquista.” Source:  Marek Marczynski, director de Justicia Internacional en Amnistía Internacional. Date:  Mon, 27/02/2012 URL:  Spain: Trial of Judge Baltasar Garzón ‘a blow to human rights’ Description:  News story, 20 January 2012 URL:  Charges against Spanish investigative judge must be dropped Description:  News story, 22 April 2010 URL:  Chile: Bringing torturers to justice is an international obligation Description:  Press release, 3 August 1999

Spain: Ruling on Baltasar Garzón is good news, but crimes remain untackled - 27 February 2012

Headline Title:  Spain: Ruling on Baltasar Garzón is good news, but crimes remain untackled The decision by the Supreme Court of Spain to dismiss the charges against Judge Baltasar Garzón for investigating human rights violations is good news but much more needs to be done to ensure justi The well-known Spanish investigating judge Baltasar Garzón has been cleared of charges of abuse of power, but crimes remain unpunished. Media Node:  Spanish judge Baltasar Garzón Story Location:  Spain 40° 25' 0.4656" N, 3° 42' 13.5576" W “It is a scandal that Spain has not yet tackled its dark past. What we want to see next is a full investigation into the catalogue of abuses that took place during the Civil War and Franco’s regime. There must be no impunity in Spain for these most horrible crimes.” Source:  Marek Marczynski, Head of International Justice at Amnesty International. Date:  Mon, 27/02/2012 URL:  Spain: Trial of Judge Baltasar Garzón ‘a blow to human rights’ Description:  News story, 20 January 2012 URL:  Charges against Spanish investigative judge must be dropped Description:  News story, 22 April 2010 URL:  Chile: Bringing torturers to justice is an international obligation Description:  Press release, 3 August 1999

España: El juicio del juez Baltasar Garzón, "un golpe a los derechos humanos" - 20 January 2012

Headline Title:  España: El juicio del juez Baltasar Garzón, "un golpe a los derechos humanos" El juicio penal que va a celebrarse contra un juez instructor pionero ante el Tribunal Supremo de España constituye una amenaza a los derechos humanos y a la independencia judicial, ha manifestado El juicio penal que va a celebrarse contra un juez ante el Tribunal Supremo de España constituye una amenaza a los derechos humanos. Story Location:  Spain 40° 25' 6.0276" N, 3° 42' 40.7484" W “Dado el éxito del juez Baltasar Garzón en el inicio de investigaciones y enjuiciamientos por crímenes de derecho internacional cometidos en otras partes del mundo, resulta increíble que las autoridades judiciales españolas intenten impedirle investigar delitos de la misma naturaleza cometidos en España.” Source:  Hugo Relva, asesor jurídico de Amnistía Internacional Date:  Fri, 20/01/2012 URL:  Charges against Spanish investigative judge must be dropped Description:  News story, 22 April 2010 URL:  Chile: Bringing torturers to justice is an international obligation Description:  Press release, 3 August 1999

Fallo del tribunal de la ONU sobre víctimas de crímenes de guerra nazis: “un revés a los derechos” - 3 February 2012

Headline Title:  Fallo del tribunal de la ONU sobre crímenes de guerra nazis: “un revés a los derechos"   La resolución de la CIJ viola los derechos humanos de las víctimas extranjeras de crímenes de guerra nazis, al ofrecer a Alemania inmunidad legal frente a demandas de reparaciones. Media Node:  ICJ president_es Story Location:  United Kingdom 52° 1' 15.4272" N, 5° 16' 24.3768" E See map: Google Maps “Es un fallo increíble. Hoy la CIJ ha dado un gran paso atrás en materia de derechos humanos y ha convertido el derecho a indemnización por crímenes de guerra en un derecho exento de reparación.” Source:  Widney Brown, directora general de Derecho Internacional y Política de Amnistía Internacional Date:  Fri, 03/02/2012 URL:  Germany v. Italy: The right to deny state immunity when victims have no other recourse. Description:  Informe, 24 de noviembre de 2011

L'arrêt de la Cour internationale de justice sur les victimes de crimes de guerre nazis constitue «un revers pour les droits» - 3 February 2012

Headline Title:  ONU : l'arrêt sur les victimes de crimes nazis est un revers L'arrêt rendu par le plus haut organe judiciaire des Nations unies aux termes duquel l'Italie a manqué à ses obligations en permettant que soient intentées devant ses tribunaux des procédures visan L'arrêt de la CIJ bafoue les droits humains des victimes étrangères des crimes de guerre nazis en accordant à l'Allemagne l'immunité de poursuites pour des réparations. Media Node:  ICJ president_fr Story Location:  Netherlands 52° 1' 15.4272" N, 5° 16' 24.3768" E See map: Google Maps “Cet arrêt est très surprenant. Aujourd'hui, la CIJ fait un grand pas en arrière sur le terrain des droits humains et fait du droit à réparation pour les crimes de guerre un droit sans recours.” Source:  Widney Brown, directrice générale chargée des questions relatives au droit international et à la stratégie politique à Amnesty International URL:  Germany v. Italy: The right to deny state immunity when victims have no other recourse. Description:  Rapport, 24 novembre 2011

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