The Latest

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

A “Shining Light” Needs Oil to Burn – Statement by the Trust Fund for Victims (TFV)  Board of Directors

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.

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

Bosnia and Herzegovina: Families of the victims of genocide committed in Srebrenica 17 years ago are still waiting for truth, justice and reparation

Amnesty International public statement in solidarity with the victims of the Srebrenica genocide.

July 10, 2012

Press Release


Universal Jurisdiction: Strengthening the tool of International Justice

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

Universal Jurisdiction: A preliminary survey of legislation around the world – 2012 update

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

Syria: Open letter to UN Security Council Ambassadors: Strengthening the mandate of the UN Mission in Syria

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