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.
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
UN Human Rights Council: Create Commission of Inquiry for Yemen
The undersigned organizations call on the United Nations Human Rights Council to create an international commission of ...August 19, 2015
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
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
Afghanistan: Taliban tactics put civilians in harm’s way
The Taliban are exposing civilians to danger during the conflict in Kunduz by hiding in people’s houses ...September 29, 2015
The Day of the Disappeared: Enforced disappearances continue unabated in every region of the world
The use of enforced disappearance by governments to silence its critics and instill fear into targeted groups ...August 27, 2015
Syria: War crimes amplify suffering of Eastern Ghouta’s bombed and besieged civilians
Relentless aerial bombardment and shelling by Syrian government forces is magnifying the suffering of civilians trapped under ...August 17, 2015
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
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.