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  • Libya
  • Armed Conflict

Libya: ICC arrest warrant for Special Forces commander raises hopes for justice

Responding to news that the International Criminal Court (ICC) issued a warrant today for the arrest of Mahmoud el-Werfelli, who is accused of war crimes for actions committed while he was Field Commander of the Special Forces Brigade (Al-Saiqa) affiliated to the Libyan National Army (LNA), Amnesty International’s North Africa Research Director Heba Morayef said: “Today’s decision by the ICC is a significant step towards ending the rampant impunity for war crimes in Libya.

Date:
15 August 2017
  • Research
  • South Sudan
  • Armed Conflict

South Sudan - "If men are caught, they are killed, if women are caught, they are raped" - Atrocities in Equatoria region turn country's breadbasket into a killing field

In South Sudan’s Equatoria region government and opposition forces have committed war crimes and widespread human rights abuses against civilians. Men, women and children have been shot, hacked to death with machetes and burned alive in their homes. Women and girls have been gang-raped, some after having been abducted. Homes, schools, medical facilities and humanitarian organizations’ compounds have been looted, vandalized and burned down.

Date:
4 July 2017
Ref:
AFR 65/6612/2017
  • Research
  • Africa
  • Armed Conflict

Towards “silencing the guns by the year 2020”: A call for clear and tangible measures for addressing impunity for conflict-related violations in Africa

This statement calls on the 29th Assembly of the African Union heads of state and government to outline clear and tangible measures for addressing impunity for gross violations and abuses of international human rights and crimes under international law by parties to conflicts in Africa.

Date:
30 June 2017
Ref:
AFR 01/6628/2017
  • News
  • Nigeria
  • Death Penalty

Nigeria: Shell complicit in the arbitrary executions of Ogoni Nine as writ served in Dutch court

New case could put an end to decades of impunity for Shell Esther Kiobel has fought for justice for her husband for more than twenty years Oil giant Shell stands accused of complicity in the unlawful arrest, detention and execution of nine men who were hanged by Nigeria’s military government in the 1990s, Amnesty International can reveal today, following the launch of an explosive new case against the company in the Netherlands over four of the executions.

Date:
29 June 2017
  • Research
  • South Sudan
  • Armed Groups

South Sudan: "It was as if my village was swept by a flood": Mass displacement of the Shilluk population from the West Bank of the White Nile

Tens of thousands of civilians in South Sudan’s Upper Nile region were forcibly displaced in January to May 2017, as government forces burnt, shelled and looted their homes. Aided by Dinka militias, government forces undertook a ground offensive in the Upper Nile region in early/mid 2017, retaking territory that had been under the control of armed opposition forces. They attacked numerous towns and villages on the west bank of the White Nile, an area belonging to the traditional kingdom of the Shilluk ethnic minority.

Date:
21 June 2017
Ref:
AFR 65/6538/2017
  • News
  • Americas
  • Discrimination

USA: Return to bigoted anti-Muslim travel ban would cause immeasurable harm

The Trump administration’s executive order on travel, scheduled for federal appeals court review on Monday, would harm both immigrants and US citizens if allowed to enter into effect, warns Amnesty International in a briefing paper released today. “President Trump’s travel ban order separated families and sent a message of bigotry and intolerance,” said Joanne Mariner, Senior Crisis Response Adviser at Amnesty International.

Date:
12 May 2017
  • Research
  • Sri Lanka
  • Disappearances

"Only Justice Can Heal Our Wounds": Listening to the Demands of Families of the Disappeared in Sri Lanka

In Sri Lanka, Enforced Disappearance has touched every community – spanning time, geography, ethnicity, religion, and class. There has been virtually no accountability for these grievous crimes. Despite daunting obstacles, family members of the disappeared have persisted in their efforts to seek remedies for the harms they have endured. This briefing highlights the experiences of family members of the disappeared who have pressed publicly for accountability.

Date:
8 May 2017
Ref:
ASA 37/5853/2017
  • Research
  • Africa
  • International Justice

Africa: Malabo Protocol: Legal and institutional implications of the merged and expanded African Court - Snapshots

In June 2014, the Protocol on Amendments to the Protocol on the Statute of the African Court of Justice and Human Rights (the Malabo Protocol) was adopted by the African Union. The Malabo Protocol provides for the inclusion of criminal jurisdiction within the remit of the proposed African Court of Justice and Human Rights (ACJHR). While the ACJHR can play a vastly positive role in a continent persistently afflicted by the scourge of conflict and impunity for crimes under international law, there are a number of concerns and implications arising from the proposal to expand its jurisdiction.

Date:
2 May 2017
Ref:
AFR 01/6137/2017
  • Research
  • War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity

International Law Commission: commentary to the Third Report on crimes against humanity

In this new paper about the draft Convention on crimes against humanity, Amnesty International notes its serious concerns regarding the existing legal and practical framework for state cooperation in the investigation and prosecution of crimes against humanity; welcomes several provisions proposed this year by professor Sean D. Murphy in his Third Report (advance copy) and also suggests improvements on some new draft articles.

Date:
7 April 2017
Ref:
IOR 40/5817/2017
  • News
  • 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