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  • Syria
  • Armed Conflict

Syria: Time for global leaders to ensure justice, truth and reparation for millions of victims of war

As war crimes and crimes against humanity continue to go unpunished in Syria, an Amnesty International campaign marking the sixth anniversary of the crisis calls on world leaders to take immediate action to deliver justice, truth and reparation to the millions of victims of the conflict. The Justice for Syria campaign calls on governments to end impunity and make accountability a reality for the Syrian people by supporting and funding the investigative mechanism on Syria voted for by the UN General Assembly in December 2016 and by enforcing universal jurisdiction to investigate and prosecute, in their own courts, suspected perpetrators of war crimes and crimes against humanity in Syria.

Date:
15 March 2017
  • Research
  • Iran
  • Human Rights Defenders and Activists

Iran: Repression of those seeking truth and justice for 1980s killings needs to stop

In this joint statement, 20 human rights groups call on the Iranian authorities to stop the harassment, intimidation and prosecution of human rights defenders seeking truth and justice on behalf of individuals who were summarily executed or forcibly disappeared during the 1980s and their families. Over the past few months, several human rights defenders have been subjected to harassment, reprisals or prosecution on vague national security-related charges for their peaceful efforts to learn the fate and whereabouts of their loved ones.

Date:
8 March 2017
Ref:
MDE 13/5840/2017
  • Research
  • South Africa
  • International Justice

South Africa: Submission on the Proposed Implementation of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court Repeal Bill

In these submissions, Amnesty International highlights the many reasons why South Africa’s continued membership in the Rome Statute system is critical, particularly at a time when the International Criminal Court needs it the most. The submissions also address some of the reasons that the Government of South Africa has provided for its withdrawal from the Rome Statute, and outlines alternatives the Government could have pursued in order to remedy its concerns instead of immediately taking the drastic measure of withdrawal.

Date:
8 March 2017
Ref:
AFR 01/5844/2017
  • Research
  • Myanmar
  • War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity

Myanmar: National efforts to investigate Rakhine State violence are inadequate

National efforts to investigate human rights violations and possible crimes against humanity committed by Myanmar security forces in northern Rakhine State are not independent or credible and are unlikely to deliver justice, truth and reparations for victims and their families. The inability – or unwillingness – of the Myanmar authorities to independently and effectively investigate allegations of serious crimes under international law requires the international community to step-in to ensure accountability and prevent further deterioration of the human rights situation.

Date:
21 February 2017
Ref:
ASA 16/5758/2017
  • Research
  • Myanmar
  • Censorship and Free Speech

Myanmar: Urgent action needed to address deteriorating human rights situation Amnesty International’s written statement to the 34th session of the UN Human Rights Council (27 February-24 March 2017)

This written statement highlights how, one year after the National League for Democracy (NLD)-led government took office, the deterioration in the human rights situation in Myanmar requires immediate and urgent action from the UN Human Rights Council.

Date:
13 February 2017
Ref:
ASA 16/5683/2017
  • Research
  • Justice Systems

Joint letter to the Special Rapporteur of the International Law Commission on Crimes Against Humanity

Fifteen non-governmental organizations (NGOs) call on the International Law Commission Special Rapporteur on crimes against humanity to propose, as part of the new set of draft articles for a Convention on crimes against humanity, a provision on the duty of states parties to the Convention to provide for procedures permitting any victims to obtain reparation for crimes against humanity committed abroad; and also a provision stating that no reservations shall be made to the Convention on crimes against humanity.

Date:
27 January 2017
Ref:
IOR 53/5579/2017
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  • Africa
  • Armed Conflict

Human rights priorities for the new African Union Commission chairperson

The election of a new chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC) is scheduled to take place during the 28th African Union Summit (22-31 January 2017, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia). In this statement, Amnesty International outlines six human rights issues that the organization believes should be the priorities of the new chairperson upon taking up the mantle of leadership.

Date:
23 January 2017
Ref:
AFR 01/5511/2017
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  • Central African Republic
  • Armed Groups

CAR: Urgent need to rebuild justice system as war crime suspects roam free

Individuals suspected of committing war crimes including killing and rape during the conflict in the Central African Republic (CAR) are evading investigation and arrest, and in some cases live side by side with their victims, Amnesty International said in a new report released today. The organization is calling for major investment to rebuild the country’s justice system and establish the Special Criminal Court (SCC) to help bring perpetrators to account.

Date:
11 January 2017
  • Research
  • International Justice

Amnesty International Assessment of the 15th Session of the Assembly of States Parties to the ICC

The Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (Assembly), which is currently made up of 124 states that have signed up to the International Criminal Court (ICC), concluded its 15th annual session on Thursday 24th November 2016. This document provides an overview of Amnesty International engagement and assessment of the outcomes of the 15th Session of the Assembly of States Parties to the ICC.

Date:
19 December 2016
Ref:
IOR 53/5388/2016
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  • Africa
  • Justice Systems

States shouldn’t use ICC budget to interfere with its work

States complain that the ICC needs to broaden investigations beyond Africa—yet some of the same states are now trying to limit the increased budget needed to do so. With countries still reeling from the news that Burundi, Gambia and South Africa are seeking to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC), the annual meeting of the 124 states parties of the Rome Statute got off to a surprisingly positive start in The Hague last week.

Date:
23 November 2016