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UN / SYRIA

Five members of the Security Council today called for the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate possible crimes against humanity in Syria.  But British Ambassador Mark Lyall Grant said that at the moment the council did not have the votes necessary to make that happen. UNTV

18 Jan 2013 | Read More »

GENEVA / SYRIAN REFUGEE NUMBERS

With a small but growing number of Syrian asylum seekers arriving in countries of the European Union, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCR) today (16 October) stressed to EU member states the importance of adhering to the principles of the Common European Asylum System. CH UNTV  

16 Oct 2012 | Read More »

FAO / FOOTBALL AGAINST HUNGER

To kick-start the Match Against Poverty campaign, over the weekend Match Day Against Hunger was held across Europe. Matches were played by over 300 clubs in 20 leagues from 16 countries were dedicated to 'sounding the alarm’ on the Sahel crisis. FAO

2 Apr 2012 | Read More »

ICJ / HISSINE HABRE

The ICJ heard a request this week by Belgium for Senegal to fulfil its obligations under international law – and either prosecute former Chadian President Hissène Habré for atrocities or extradite him to stand trial in Brussels. Senegal maintained that preparations were underway to try Habre, who allegedly tortured and killed thousands of his political [...]

21 Mar 2012 | Read More »

THE HAGUE / HISSENE HABRE

Turning down a request from Belgium, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) accepts the assurances of Senegal that it will monitor former Chadian dictator Hissene Habre, who is under house arrest there. Habre is wanted under Belgium’s universal jurisdiction laws for torture and crimes against humanity. ICJ

28 May 2009 | Read More »

 

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