Catch up on the latest news and reports from Amnesy’s campaign for International Justice.
Statement and recommendations on the open debate of the Security Council on peace and justice, with a special focus on the role of the International Criminal Court
Amnesty International welcomes the Open Debate of the Security Council on Peace and Justice, with a Special Focus on the Role of the International Criminal Court scheduled to take place on 17 October 2012. The debate is an important occasion for states to consider, not only the first decade of the International Criminal Court (ICC), but specifically the emerging relationship between the Security Council and the Court.
October 16, 2012
Peru ratified the Convention on Enforced Disappearances but fails to recognize the key competence of the Committee (SPANISH)
Peru’s accession to the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance is a positive step, but the state must also recognize the competence of the Committee on Enforced Disappearances, Amnesty International said today.
October 2, 2012
On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Salil Shetty, the Secretary General of Amnesty International, referred to the Trust Fund for Victims as a “shining light”. Mr Shetty also urged countries to step up their voluntary contributions to the Fund.
Libya: Trial of former al-Gaddafi officials by video link a farce
The trial of former Libyan officials, including Saif al-Islam al-Gaddafi, risks descending into a farce after the ...April 14, 2014
Algeria: Pre-election clampdown exposes ‘gaping holes’ in human rights record
Mounting curbs on freedom of expression in the run-up to Algeria’s upcoming elections underscore disturbing shortcomings in ...April 14, 2014
UN peacekeeping force in Western Sahara must monitor human rights
The UN Security Council must expand the mandate of its peacekeeping force in Western Sahara to include ...April 11, 2014
Q&A: The Central African Republic’s human rights crisis
An overview of the human rights crisis of historic proportions facing the people of the Central African ...April 9, 2014
Amnesty International releases Manual to fight injustice
A new resource to arm lawyers, defendants and the judiciary with the tools to fight against unfair ...April 9, 2014
ICJ: Ex-Chad leader Habré’s victims’ long wait for justice
Senegal must abide by today’s decision by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) and prosecute the former president of Chad Hissène Habré on charges relating to large-scale human rights abuses during his time in power, Amnesty International said.
July 20, 2012
Libya: Release of four ICC staffers held in Libya
Four staff of the International Criminal Court (ICC) were released on 2 July 2012 after being held in detention in Libya for 26 days after meeting Saif al-Islam al-Gaddafi. All four were held by a militia group in the remote western town of Zintan.
July 10, 2012
Amnesty International public statement in solidarity with the victims of the Srebrenica genocide.
July 10, 2012
Amnesty Responds To Allegations that the FBI Spied on Guantanamo Lawyers
In response to allegations that the FBI sought to recruit an informant from the defense team in ...April 14, 2014
Viet Nam: Prisoners of Conscience Released But Dozens Remain Jailed
The early release in Viet Nam of several prisoners of conscience is welcome, but serves to highlight ...April 14, 2014
Leaked Torture Report Findings "A Game Changer"
In response to the disclosure by McClatchy Media of information about the Senate Intelligence Committee's report on ...April 11, 2014
Human Rights "Missing in Action" During President Obama's Saudi Arabia Visit
In response to reports that President Barack Obama did not raise the issue of Saudi Arabia's human ...March 28, 2014
Death Penalty 2013: Small Number of Countries Trigger Global Spike in Executions
Alarming levels of executions in an isolated group of countries in 2013 saw close to 100 more ...March 27, 2014
This paper suggests steps that should be taken at the international level to strengthen universal jurisdiction with regard to crimes under international law.
October 9, 2012
This updated preliminary survey by Amnesty International of legislation around the world is designed to assist the Sixth Committee in its annual discussions of universal jurisdiction.
October 9, 2012
Read Amnesty International’s joint open letter with Human Rights Watch, FIDH, and the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies to the UN Security Council members calling for a strong human rights mandate for the observation mission in Syria.
July 11, 2012
Approaching the 2014 Sochi Olympics: Human Rights in Russia
No As the 2014 Sochi Olympics approach, the space for human rights in the Russian Federation is rapidly shrinking. July 19, 2013 ...July 19, 2013
Old Habits: The Routine Use of Torture and Other Ill-Treatment in Kazakhstan
No Torture remains commonplace in Kazakhstan and the torturers are allowed to go free. July 11, 2013 ...July 10, 2013
Civilians Bearing the Brunt in the Battle for Aleppo
No Civilians are enduring a horrific level of violence in the battle between Syrian government forces and opposition fighters for control of Aleppo. August ...August 22, 2012
Deadly Reprisals: Deliberate Killings and Other Abuses by Syria's Armed Forces
No In recent field investigations in Syria, Amnesty International has found disturbing new evidence of crimes against humanity and war crimes committed by the Syrian army. ...June 12, 2012
Dominican Republic urged to tackle alarming levels of police abuse
No Hundreds of people are shot and killed every year by police in the Dominican Republic. ...October 25, 2011