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ICJ / WHALES

The United Nations International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled against Japan in a case involving charges by Australia that the country was using a scientific research programme to mask a commercial whaling venture in the Antarctic. ICJ

31 Mar 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 »

GENEVA / CHILDREN JUSTICE

The Human Rights Council have held an interactive dialog with the Special Representatives on violence against children and on children in armed conflict yesterday (12 March) in Geneva. Among other things, it has been highlighted that "children have a right to access justice in a system that is sensitive to their rights". OHCHR

13 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 »

UN / JA'AFARI

During a Security Council meeting on the rule of law, Syrian ambassador Bashar Ja' afari said that the rule of law must not be used, "as an excuse to interfere in the internal affairs of states." UNTV

19 Feb 2014 | Read More »

UN / LIBYA

The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Fatou B. Bensouda,  strongly urged the Libyan Government to surrender Saif Al-Islam Qadhafi,  to the Court "without further delay." UNTV

14 Nov 2013 | Read More »

GENEVA / CAR CONFLICT

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay warned that a deteriorating cycle of violent attacks and reprisals in the Central African Republic risks plunging the country into a new conflict.  UNTV CH

8 Nov 2013 | Read More »

UNEP / ENVIRONMENTAL CRIME

Environmental crime – from the illegal trade in wildlife and timber and the smuggling of ozone depleting substances to the illicit trade in hazardous waste and illegal fishing – is a serious and growing international problem, whose impacts transcend national borders. UNEP

6 Nov 2013 | Read More »

WORLD BANK / PIRACY REPORT

Between US$339 million and US$413 million were taken in ransom from the hijacking of ships off the coast of Somaliaand the Horn of Africa between 2005 and 2012, according to report released today. The study carried out by the by the World Bank, the UNODC and INTERPOL reveals that much of the ransom money was [...]

1 Nov 2013 | Read More »

ICC / RUTO

In a unanimous decision, the International Criminal Court (ICC) Appeals Chamber reversed its decision that Kenya's Deputy President William Ruto would be granted permission to be excused from court during his trial. ICC

25 Oct 2013 | Read More »

 

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