International Justice

Kenya’s withdrawal from ICC a travesty for justice

Following the Kenyan parliament’s vote to withdraw from the International Criminal Court today, Amnesty International said: “Today’s vote is a disturbing attempt to deny justice to the hundreds of thousands of people who were driven from their homes or killed in the post election violence in 2007-8”. Following the Kenyan parliament’s vote to withdraw from the International Criminal Court today, Netsanet Belay, Africa Director at Amnesty International said:

G20: World leaders must not squander chance to save lives in Syria

Easing the suffering of millions of civilians affected by Syria’s ongoing armed conflict must be a top priority for world leaders meeting at the G20 Summit in St Petersburg, Amnesty International said today. Easing the suffering of millions of civilians affected by Syria’s ongoing armed conflict must be a top priority for world leaders meeting at the G20 Summit in St Petersburg, Amnesty International s

G20: World leaders must not squander chance to save lives in Syria - 5 September 2013

Headline Title:  G20: World leaders must not squander chance to save lives in Syria Easing the suffering of millions of civilians affected by Syria’s ongoing armed conflict must be a top priority for world leaders meeting at the G20 Summit in St Petersburg, Amnesty International s Easing the suffering of millions of civilians affected by Syria’s ongoing armed conflict must be a top priority for world leaders meeting at the G20 Summit in St Petersburg. Media Node:  Syria G20 Story Location:  Syria 33° 29' 11.166" N, 36° 18' 55.1088" E “The Syrian crisis has put the global governance system to the ultimate test. The G20 and UN Security Council must now prove they are equipped to deal with the challenges we are facing ” Source:  Salil Shetty, Secretary General of Amnesty International Date:  Thu, 05/09/2013 URL:  Welcoming Syria’s war-weary Description:  Blog, 4 September 2013 URL:  How many more? – Syria conflict refugees top 2 million Description:  Blog, 3 September 2013 URL:  Syria: Possible international armed intervention after alleged chemical weapons attack Description:  Q&A, 29 August 2013 URL:  Syria: Military intervention – six key points Description:  Blog, 29 August 2013 URL:  Enough hand-wringing on Syria Description:  Op-ed, 22 August 2013

Kenya: Reject efforts to withdraw from the International Criminal Court - 4 September 2013

Headline Title:  Kenya: Reject efforts to withdraw from the International Criminal Court The Kenyan government’s proposal to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC) Statute is an affront to the hundreds of thousands of Kenyans who lost their lives or were driven from their Kenya's proposal to withdraw from the International Criminal Court Statute is an affront those who lost their lives or were driven from their homes during the post-election violence in 2007-8. Media Node:  Kenya Story Location:  Kenya 0° 1' 45.48" N, 36° 54' 50.6268" E “This move is just the latest in a series of disturbing initiatives to undermine the work of the ICC in Kenya and across the continent. ” Source:  Netsanet Belay, Amnesty International’s Africa programme director. “Amnesty International calls on each and every parliamentarian to stand against impunity and reject this proposal. ” Source:  Netsanet Belay, Amnesty International’s Africa programme director. URL:  African Union: Reject Kenya’s attempt to shield its leaders from accountability Description:  Press Release, 24 May 2013 URL:  Kenya must comply with ICC summons on post-election violence Description:  News Story, 9 March 2011

L'Espagne bloque les investigations sur les crimes commis sous le régime de Franco - 17 June 2013

Les autorités espagnoles ne mènent pas d'enquêtes sur les crimes relevant du droit international commis durant la Guerre civile et sous le régime du général Franco, ce qui laisse entendre que l'imp Un nouveau rapport montre que les autorités espagnoles ont refusé d'enquêter sur des dizaines de milliers de cas d'homicides et de disparitions commis pendant la Guerre civile et sous le régime du général Franco. Media Node:  Spain_fr Story Location:  Spain 40° 25' 20.6976" N, 3° 52' 1.8768" W “Le fait que l'Espagne s'abstienne d'enquêter et de coopérer aux procédures liées aux crimes commis durant la Guerre civile par les deux parties au conflit et sous le régime de Franco est un affront pour tous les proches des victimes dont les droits humains ont été bafoués ou qui ont disparu à cette époque.” Source:  Esteban Beltrán, directeur de la section espagnole d'Amnesty International URL:  El tiempo pasa, la impunidad permanece Description:  Rapport, 17 juin 2013

España bloquea las investigaciones sobre los crímenes del franquismo - 17 June 2013

Headline Title:  España bloquea las investigaciones sobre los crímenes del franquismo En España no se están investigando los crímenes de derecho internacional cometidos durante la Guerra Civil y el franquismo, con lo que parece garantizarse la impunidad de estos abusos contra los de Un nuevo informe constata como las autoridades españolas se niegan a investigar decenas de miles de homicidios y desapariciones cometidos durante la Guerra Civil y el franquismo. Media Node:  Spain_es Story Location:  Spain 40° 25' 20.6976" N, 3° 52' 1.8768" W “El hecho de que España ni investigue ni coopere en los procesos sobre crímenes cometidos durante la Guerra Civil por ambas partes en el conflicto y durante el franquismo significa un bofetón en la cara de todos los familiares de las personas cuyos derechos fueron violados y desaparecieron.” Source:  Esteban Beltrán, director de Amnistía Internacional España URL:  El tiempo pasa, la impunidad permanece Description:  Informe, 17 de junio de 2013

Spain blocks investigations of Franco-era crimes - 17 June 2013

Headline Title:  Spain blocks investigations of Franco-era crimes The Spanish authorities are not investigating crimes under international law committed during the Civil War and Franco period, sending the message that impunity for human rights abuses is allowed, A new report examines how the Spanish authorities have refused to investigate tens of thousands of killings and disappearances committed during the Civil War and under Francisco Franco. Media Node:  Spain Story Location:  Spain 40° 25' 20.6976" N, 3° 52' 1.8768" W “The fact that Spain is neither investigating nor cooperating with proceedings relating to crimes committed during the Civil War by both parties to the conflict or under Franco is a slap in the face of all the relatives of those who were abused and disappeared at the time. ” Source:  Esteban Beltrán, Director of Amnesty International Spain. URL:  Time passes, impunity remains Description:  Report (In Spanish), 17 June 2013

لن يضيف القرار الصادر عن الأمم المتحدة الكثير من أجل وقف الانتهاكات الجسيمة - 15 May 2013

Headline Title:  لن يضيف القرار الصادر عن الأمم المتحدة الكثير من أجل وقف الانتهاكات الجسيمة صرحت منظمة العفو الدولية أنها تعتبر القرار الذي أصدرته الجمعية العامة للأمم المتحدة حول سورية اليوم بمثابة خطوة إيجابية، بيد أنه لا يقدم الكثير من أجل التصدي للانتهاكات ا القرار الذي أصدرته الجمعية العامة للأمم المتحدة حول سورية اليوم بمثابة خطوة إيجابية، بيد أنه لا يقدم الكثير من أجل التصدي للانتهاكات المهولة لحقوق الإنسان والأزمة الإنسانية الراهنة في البلاد Media Node:  Syria UN Ambassador AR Twitter Tag:  eyesonsyria Story Location:  الجمهورية العربية السورية 35° 12' 8.6076" N, 37° 24' 30.4092" E “قُتل عشرات الآلاف، وأُجبر الملايين على النزوح عن ديارهم جراء النزاع المسلح الدائر في سورية، بيد أن الأمر قد استغرق الأمم المتحدة أكثر من سنتين كاملتين كي تبدأ بمجرد التصدي للانتهاكات الجسيمة لحقوق الإنسان التي تُرتكب هناك” Source:  خوسيه لويس دياز مندوب منظمة العفو الدولية في مقر الأمم المتحدة بنيويورك Date:  Wed, 15/05/2013 URL:  Syria: Rights activists face terrorism charges Description:  Public statement, 17 May 2013 URL:  Journalists targeted in ongoing conflict in Syria Description:  News story/report, 3 May 2013 URL:  Syria: Security Council vote will embolden violators Description:  News story, 19 July 2012

Mort de Christopher Keith Hall (1946-2013) - 27 May 2013

Headline Title:  Mort de Christopher Keith Hall (1946-2013) Amnesty International a rendu hommage à Christopher Keith Hall, conseiller juridique de longue date de l’organisation, qui est décédé le 27 mai à l’âge de 66 ans après s’être battu contre Amnesty International a rendu hommage à Christopher Keith Hall, conseiller juridique de longue date de l’organisation, qui est décédé le 27 mai à l’âge de 66 ans après s’être battu contre un cancer. Media Node:  Christopher Keith Hall_fr Story Location:  United Kingdom 51° 26' 49.776" N, 0° 7' 15.06" W See map: Google Maps “Christopher a été l’un des principaux architectes de la campagne en faveur de la création d’une juridiction devant laquelle les responsables des pires atteintes aux droits humains seraient traduits en justice. Le principe de cette instance était de faire en sorte que les victimes de ces crimes puissent tenter d’obtenir justice lorsque l’État concerné n’avait pas la capacité ou la volonté de le faire. ” Source:  Widney Brown, directrice générale chargée des questions relatives au droit international et à la stratégie politique au sein d’Amnesty International Date:  Mon, 27/05/2013 URL:  Remembering Christopher Keith Hall Description:  Blog, 27 mai 2013 URL:  Justice internationale Description:  Page de la campagne

Obituary: Christopher Keith Hall, 1946-2013 - 27 May 2013

Headline Title:  Obituary: Christopher Keith Hall, 1946-2013 Amnesty International paid tribute today to Christopher Keith Hall, a long-serving senior legal adviser at the organization, who died on 27 May, aged 66, following a battle with cancer.   Amnesty International paid tribute today to Christopher Keith Hall, a long-serving senior legal adviser at the organization, who died, aged 66, after a battle with cancer. Media Node:  Christopher Keith Hall Story Location:  United Kingdom 51° 26' 49.776" N, 0° 7' 15.06" W See map: Google Maps “Christopher was one of the key architects of the campaign to create a court in which those responsible for the worst abuses would be brought to justice, The principle behind the court was to ensure that victims of these crimes could seek justice when the relevant government was unable or unwilling to do so ” Source:  Widney Brown, Amnesty International’s Senior Director for International Law and Policy Date:  Mon, 27/05/2013 URL:  Remembering Christopher Keith Hall Description:  Blog, 27 May 2013 URL:  Christopher Keith Hall Description:  Obituary in The Guardian newspaper, 5 June 2013 URL:  International Justice Description:  Campaign page

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