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.
Yemen: Relentless airstrikes that have left hundreds of civilians dead must be investigated
The killing of hundreds of civilians, including scores of children, and the injury of thousands during the ...April 24, 2015
Violence, death and injustice: A beginner’s guide to human rights in Nigeria
How bad is the human rights situation in Nigeria? Pretty shocking. Boko Haram’s bloody onslaught in north-east ...March 30, 2015
Palestinian armed groups killed civilians on both sides in attacks amounting to war crimes
Palestinian armed groups displayed a flagrant disregard for the lives of civilians by repeatedly launching indiscriminate rockets ...March 26, 2015
Syria: Evidence of a fresh war crime as chlorine gas attack kills entire family
Eyewitnesses to an alleged chlorine gas attack last night in Idlib, northern Syria, have told Amnesty International ...March 17, 2015
Mexico must face up and investigate widespread torture after scathing UN report
A new United Nations report detailing how torture is widespread among Mexico’s police and security forces must ...March 10, 2015
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
Gambia: Sharp deterioration of human rights in 21st year of President Jammeh’s rule
The human rights situation in Gambia has deteriorated sharply during President Yahya Jammeh's 21st year in power, ...July 21, 2015
New Amnesty Report: Senior Members of Nigerian Military Must be Investigated for War Crimes
Based on years of research and analysis of evidence - including leaked military reports and correspondence, as ...June 2, 2015
Public Statement on OAS Indigenous Peoples Declaration
Too many obstacles to participation of Indigenous Peoples in negotiations of new OAS declaration risks its legitimacy ...March 11, 2015
Amnesty International USA Letter to Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Allegations of a Chicago Police Department Facility in Homan Square
Amnesty International USA calls on Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to investigate allegations published in The Guardian newspaper ...February 25, 2015
Retaliation Against Palestine’s Welcome Accession to ICC Must Stop
Israel, the USA and EU member states must refrain from punishing or threatening Palestine for taking the ...January 7, 2015
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.