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The state of the world's human rights

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18 July 2012

Mali has referred the situation in the country to the ICC, indicating that its own national authorities are unable to prosecute war crimes.

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12 June 2012

Arms supplies to the DRC continue to fuel unlawful killings, rape, looting and abductions.

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24 May 2012

Amnesty International releases its flagship yearly report documenting the state of the world's human rights.

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02 May 2012

Violent clashes in the North Kivu region of DR Congo have caused at least three deaths and prompted thousands of civilians to flee the area.

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26 April 2012

Today's Hague verdict for former Liberian leader Charles Taylor is a reminder that no high-ranking state official can evade justice.

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26 April 2012

Charles Taylor's conviction is a milestone, but in Sierra Leone, thousands are yet to see their perpetrators brought to justice. 

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19 April 2012

Amnesty International is calling on the DRC to arrest Bosco Ntaganda and hand him over to the ICC to face trial without further delay.

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27 March 2012

One year after the most violent battle of the post-election conflict in Côte d'Ivoire, authorities must cooperate fully with an ICC probe into human rights abuses.

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19 March 2012

Abdullah al-Senussi, Libya's former intelligence chief, must be turned over to the ICC without delay following his arrest in Mauritania.

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14 March 2012

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.

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08 March 2012

The Lord's Resistance Army leader is charged with crimes against humanity and war crimes as documented by the Kony 2012 campaign.

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23 February 2012

Bombings by Malian government forces in the north of the country are killing civilians in violation of international humanitarian law.

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23 February 2012

A recent surge in military operations in Somalia increases civilians’ vulnerability to attacks and displacement.

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16 February 2012

The UN Security Council broke months of silence this week on Sudan's conflicts in Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile states.

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20 December 2011

Virtually the entire population of Abyei remains displaced by ongoing fighting between factions in Sudan and South Sudan.

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20 December 2011

Virtually the entire population of Abyei was displaced by violence earlier this year and ongoing insecurity has prevented their return.

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13 October 2011

Al-Bashir is due in Malawi for a trade summit, despite warrants for his arrest on charges of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes.

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23 September 2011

Former LRA commander Thomas Kwoyelo, charged with 53 counts of murder, has been granted amnesty by a Ugandan court.

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08 July 2011

As countries gather for talks on a global Arms Trade Treaty, evidence has emerged about arms shipments fueling violations in Southern Kordofan.

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23 February 2011

Amnesty International urges authorities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to step up reforms to its justice system following the conviction of a military general for crimes against humanity.

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