International Justice

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

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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:  España 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:  España 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:  Reino Unido 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:  Pays-Bas 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

Cambodge : le verdict contre «Douch» est accueilli favorablement mais suscite des préoccupations en matière de droits humains - 3 February 2012

Headline Title:  Cambodge : peine plus sévère pour le Khmer rouge «Douch» Le verdict rendu en appel contre un ancien responsable de prison par le tribunal chargé de juger, avec le soutien des Nations unies, les crimes commis par les Khmers rouges constitue une étape impo Un tribunal soutenu par l'ONU a condamné l'ancien directeur de prison Khmer rouge à la prison à vie pour l'homicide d'au moins 12 272 personnes. Media Node:  Tuol Sleng "S21" prison in Phnom Penh_fr Story Location:  Cambodge 11° 55' 17.2632" N, 103° 18' 15.9948" E “La clôture de cette première affaire constitue une étape importante dans la lutte contre l'impunité pour les très nombreux crimes commis par les Khmers rouges et elle va aider les Cambodgiens à tirer un trait sur ce chapitre tragique de l'histoire de leur pays.” Source:  Rupert Abbott, spécialiste du Cambodge à Amnesty International qui a assisté à l'audience du 3 février URL:  Cambodia: Immediately appoint International Co-Investigating Judge at Khmer Rouge Tribunal Description:  Déclaration publique, 10 janvier 2012 URL:  Cambodge. Un tribunal chargé de juger des Khmers rouges déçoit une fois de plus les victimes Description:  Déclaration publique, 27 octobre 2011 URL:  Cambodge. Secret excessif, exclusion et craintes d'ingérence abusive dans le tribunal créé sous l'égide des Nations unies Description:  Déclaration publique, 8 juin 2011 URL:  Cambodia: After 30 years Khmer Rouge crimes on trial Description:  Rapport, 27 mars 2009

Cambodia: Khmer Rouge judgment welcome, but raises human rights concerns - 3 February 2012

Headline Title:  Cambodia: Khmer Rouge judgment raises human rights concerns The UN-backed Khmer Rouge tribunal’s final judgment against a former prison chief in Cambodia today is an important step towards accountability but raises human rights concerns, Amnesty Internation A UN-backed tribunal has given former Khmer Rouge jailer "Duch" a life sentence for the killings of more than 12,272 people. Media Node:  Tuol Sleng "S21" prison in Phnom Penh Story Location:  Cambodia 11° 55' 17.2632" N, 103° 18' 15.9948" E “The closure of this first case represents an important step towards achieving accountability for the mass crimes of the Khmer Rouge, and helping the Cambodian people draw a line under this tragic chapter of their country’s history.” Source:  Rupert Abbott, Amnesty International’s researcher on Cambodia, who attended today’s judgment Date:  Fri, 03/02/2012 URL:  Cambodia: Immediately appoint International Co-Investigating Judge at Khmer Rouge Tribunal Description:  Public statement, 10 January 2012 URL:  Cambodia: Khmer Rouge Court lets victims down yet again Description:  Public statement, 27 October 2011 URL:  UN-Cambodia Court: Excessive secrecy, exclusion and fears of inappropriate interference Description:  Public statement, 8 June 2011 URL:  Cambodia: After 30 years Khmer Rouge crimes on trial Description:  Report, 27 March 2009

UN court ruling on Nazi war crime victims ‘a setback for rights’ - 3 February 2012

Headline Title:  UN court ruling on Nazi war crime victims ‘a setback for rights’ A decision by the United Nations’ top legal body that Italy was wrong to allow action through its courts to seek compensation from Germany for Nazi-era war crimes is a setback for human rights, Amn An ICJ ruling breaches the human rights of foreign victims of Nazi war crimes by giving Germany legal immunity from being sued for reparations. Media Node:  ICJ president Story Location:  United Kingdom 52° 1' 15.4272" N, 5° 16' 24.3768" E See map: Google Maps “This is an astonishing ruling. Today the ICJ has taken a big step backwards on human rights and turned the right to compensation for war crimes into a right without a remedy. ” Source:  Widney Brown, Amnesty International’s Senior Director of International Law and Policy Date:  Fri, 03/02/2012 URL:  Germany v. Italy: The right to deny state immunity when victims have no other recourse. Description:  Report, 24 November 2011

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