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: New Evidence Challenges Coalition's Denial It Used Cluster Munitions
Evidence gathered by Amnesty International appears to confirm reports that the Saudi Arabia-led coalition forces dropped US-manufactured ...January 22, 2016
Amal Clooney Tells Amnesty International Why the Former President of the Maldives Must Be Released
Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney tells Amnesty International why she has taken up the case of President ...October 14, 2015
UN Peacekeeper Reform Plan Falls Short on Sex Abuse
UN peacekeeper reform will only restore credibility if those who rape and sexually exploit the people they ...September 11, 2015
New Guide to Curb Excessive Use of Force by Police
From the streets of Ferguson, Missouri to the favelas of Brazil, the police use of force and ...September 8, 2015
Israel's Unlawful Killing of Palestinian Children Slammed by US Representative
On May 15th of 2014, Israeli forces unlawfully shot and killed Palestinian teenagers Nadeem Nawara, 17, and ...August 26, 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
Ríos Montt’s trial is the ultimate test for Guatemala’s justice system
The trial of Guatemala’s former military ruler, José Efraín Ríos Montt, due to start on January 11, ...January 7, 2016
Burundi: International community must act immediately to end human rights crisis
The international community must take urgent steps to address the political crisis in Burundi and restore full ...December 17, 2015
UN Security Council must send a clear message to North Korea to end crimes against humanity
The UN Security Council must send an unequivocal message to the North Korean authorities to end the ...December 10, 2015
Kenya: State Parties run dangerously close to interfering with the ICC’s independence
The concerted campaign of political interference by the Kenyan government with the judicial independence of the International ...November 28, 2015
ICC must be strengthened not undermined
States must reject proposals that may interfere with or undermine the independence of the International Criminal Court ...November 17, 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.