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
to the Fund.
Global Arms Trade Treaty – a beginners’ guide: 50th ratification update
Amnesty International’s arms expert Brian Wood explains how the uncontrolled flow of arms is ruining millions of ...September 25, 2014
UN: Landmark Arms Trade Treaty to become reality with 50th ratification
Protection for the millions of people whose lives are devastated by the poorly regulated global arms trade ...September 25, 2014
CAR: Full deployment of UN peacekeepers urgently needed to protect civilian lives
The new United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic must be urgently brought up to ...September 15, 2014
Afghanistan: Urgent inquiry needed after new US airstrike increases civilian death toll
The reported killing of 14 civilians, including two children, in a US/NATO airstrike in eastern Afghanistan highlights ...September 10, 2014
Ukraine must stop ongoing abuses and war crimes by pro-Ukrainian volunteer forces
In a meeting with Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk today, Amnesty International Secretary General Salil Shetty urged ...September 8, 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
New Video in St. Louis Shooting Sparks 'Deep Concern' about Adherence to Human Rights
In response to new video released by the St Louis Metropolitan Police Department depicting the fatal shooting ...August 22, 2014
Amnesty International USA Statement on Attorney General Visit to Ferguson
Attorney General Eric Holder visits Ferguson today as part of the federal investigation into Michael Brown's death. ...August 20, 2014
Amnesty International Responds to Ferguson Curfew
In response to the curfew imposed on the residents of Ferguson by Missouri Governor Jay Nixon, Amnesty ...August 18, 2014
Amnesty International USA Calls for Investigation of Police Tactics in Ferguson
As communities across the nation stand witness to the killing of an unarmed African American teenager by ...August 18, 2014
Amnesty International Sends Human Rights Delegation to Ferguson, Missouri
Today, Amnesty International USA announced that it has sent human rights delegation to Ferguson, MO to observe ...August 14, 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.