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14.04.02 – CRIME AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO / WAR ON WOMEN

The eastern provinces of the Democratic Republic of Congo is known as the "rape capital of the world" where hundred of thousands of women have been raped and tortured by various militias active in the region including Congolese Army troopers.  IRIN

9 Apr 2014 | Read More »

UN / CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC PILLAY

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay told the Security Council that some 80 percent of the Muslim population has been forcibly displaced inCentral African Republicand the anti-balaka – the Christian militias are regarded as criminals. The briefing comes after the Secretary-General visited the capital ofBanguiin a bid to focus the world's attention on [...]

8 Apr 2014 | Read More »

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO / WAR ON WOMEN 2

Sexual violence in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has climbed to levels unseen anywhere else in the world. Impunity for perpetrators is one of the reasons why this part of the African continent is the worst place in the world to be a woman. IRIN

5 Apr 2014 | Read More »

UN / ARMS TREATY ANNIVERSARY

Marking the first anniversary of the adoption of the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), UN officials called on all States that have not yet done so to sign and/or ratify the instrument without delay to facilitate its entry into force. UNTV

2 Apr 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / COI SYRIA

UN Commission of Inquiry (COI) on Syria presented its findings to the Human Rights Council. It said the period of January 20 to March 10 was marked by escalating hostilities between insurgent groups. Syrian government forces have dropped barrel bombs on Aleppo and other cities, causing extensive civilian casualties and severely tortured detainees. Insurgents have [...]

18 Mar 2014 | Read More »

ICC / KATANGA

Germain Katanga was found guilty by the International Criminal Court on one count of crimes against humanity and four counts of war crimes he committed in 2003 during the attack on thevillageofBogoro, in the Ituri district of theDemocratic Republic of the Congo. ICC

7 Mar 2014 | Read More »

DRC / NORTH KIVU MASSACRES

The Human Rights component of the United Nations Peace keeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo has begun conducting investigations into massacres that took place in early February in North Kivu province – where at least 70 people were reported killed and more than 200 houses burnt. OHCHR

4 Mar 2014 | Read More »

UN / RWANDA GENOCIDE KWIBUKA 20

"Kwibuka 20" remember – unite – renew", is a series of events around the world marking the 20-year anniversary of genocide in Rwanda – when nearly 1 million people were killed in 100 days. The Secretary-General called the genocide in Rwanda an "epic failure." UNTV/ FILE

27 Feb 2014 | Read More »

UN / ITALY MARINES

UN spokesperson Martin Nesirky confirmed that Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon had spoken over the phone with Italian Foreign Minister Emma Bonino about the case of two Italian marines being tried in India for killing two local fishermen. UNTV

13 Feb 2014 | Read More »

THE HAGUE / BOSCO NTAGANDA

A five-day hearing began at the International Criminal Court to decide whether there is sufficient evidence to try Congolese rebel commander Bosco Ntaganda, for war crimes and crimes against humanity. ICC

10 Feb 2014 | Read More »

 

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