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 contributions to the Fund.
Argentina: Death of former military leader who did not escape justice
Argentina’s former military leader, Jorge Rafael Videla, has died in prison, where he was serving a life ...May 17, 2013
Jamaica: Three years on, state of emergency still an open wound
The Jamaican authorities must swiftly appoint a commission of inquiry with an adequate mandate, resources and powers ...May 17, 2013
Egypt: Fears of spurious charges in trial of another opposition activist
There are credible fears that the charges against a well-known opposition activist in Alexandria may be spurious ...May 17, 2013
USA shows strong support for new global Arms Trade Treaty
A senior US diplomat has said his government will be quick to sign the new Arms Trade ...May 16, 2013
UN resolution on Syria will do little to stop massive abuses
Today’s United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) resolution on Syria is a positive step but it does little ...May 15, 2013
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
Presidents Obama and Peña Nieto's Summit Golden Opportunity to Tackle Human Rights Issues
The United States and Mexican presidents should listen to local human rights defenders if their plans to ...April 30, 2013
Activists to Rally for At-Risk Individuals, Communities in Front of D.C. Embassies
Students, teachers and AIUSA activists will invade Washington to rally for human rights in front of embassies ...April 3, 2013
Gun Lobby is Defeated in Passage of Historic and Life-Saving UN Arms Trade Treaty
Governments at the United Nations adopted a historic Arms Trade Treaty almost unanimously today. ...April 2, 2013
NRA Fails to Stop UN Arms Treaty: Human Rights Victory Today To Protect Children
Amnesty International USA issued comments following adoption by the U.N. General Assembly of a global Arms Trade ...April 2, 2013
Status of Human Rights in Global Hot Spots Media Roundtable
In advance of its Use Your Power conference, Amnesty International USA (AIUSA) will host a media roundtable ...March 19, 2013
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.
October 9, 2012
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
Civilians Bearing the Brunt in the Battle for Aleppo
No Civilians are enduring a horrific level of violence in the battle between Syrian government forces and opposition fighters for control of Aleppo. August ...August 22, 2012
Deadly Reprisals: Deliberate Killings and Other Abuses by Syria's Armed Forces
No In recent field investigations in Syria, Amnesty International has found disturbing new evidence of crimes against humanity and war crimes committed by the Syrian army. ...June 12, 2012
Dominican Republic urged to tackle alarming levels of police abuse
No Hundreds of people are shot and killed every year by police in the Dominican Republic. ...October 25, 2011
Climate of fear in Syria's hospitals as patients and medics targeted
No The Syrian authorities have been blocking and manipulating access to health care for people wounded during the unrest that has swept across the country since mid-March 2011, putting many lives at risk. ...October 24, 2011
Central African Republic: Civilians bear the brunt of decades of violence and abuses
No The people of the Central African Republic have suffered decades of violence and human rights abuse. Government forces, armed groups and criminal gangs have killed unarmed men, women and children with impunity. ...October 20, 2011