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.
Libya: Mounting Evidence of War Crimes in the Wake of Egypt's Airstrikes
New eyewitness testimonies gathered by Amnesty International indicate that the Egyptian Air Force failed to take the ...February 24, 2015
Cold-blooded murder of Copts in Libya a war crime
The horrific execution-style killing of 21 Coptic Christians in Libya by the group calling itself the Tripoli ...February 16, 2015
Mexico: United Nations recommendations must be a wakeup call to the tragic disappearance of thousands
The Mexican government must take serious steps to tackle the disappearance of thousands of people, said Amnesty ...February 13, 2015
Myanmar: Foreign Mining Companies Colluding in Serious Abuses and Illegality
Canadian and Chinese mining interests have profited from, and in some cases colluded with the Myanmar authorities ...February 11, 2015
South Sudan: African Union Peace and Security Council stands in the way of justice in South Sudan
The African Union’s (AU) Peace and Security Council has failed the thousands of South Sudanese victims who ...January 30, 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
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
Release of Torture Report Underscores Need for Accountability
In response to the release today of a declassified version of the summary and findings of the ...December 9, 2014
Amnesty International and John Legend Launch Write for Rights Campaign
Amnesty International today released a new video from award winning artist John Legend as part of its ...November 18, 2014
Amnesty International Responds to USA's Recognition that the Convention Against Torture Applies at Guantánamo
November 12, 2014 AIUSA Amanda Simon, Amnesty ...November 12, 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.