In Global Justice news last week: African activists reject attacks on ICC by some African leaders; ICC launches photo contest for 17 July International Justice Day; Calls for legal action against Tony Blair over Iraq war; Gaddafi son Saif al-Islam reportedly ‘released’ from Libya jail, and much more.
African activists challenge attacks on ICC
As the 27th African Union summit kicks off in Rwanda this week, human rights activists from across Africa have rejected attacks being made by some African leaders against the International Criminal Court (ICC).
Watch African activists call for greater government support for the ICC and national justice.
Democratic Republic of Congo: Expert explains psychological harm suffered by victims of sexual violence in Ntaganda trial
Côte d’Ivoire: Aides to ousted Ivorian leader Gbagbo return home after five-year exile
Libya: Gaddafi son Saif al-Islam reportedly ‘released’ from Libya jail
Darfur, Sudan: Ugandan government sued for failure to arrest Al-Bashir
ICC preliminary examinations
Colombia: Could an ex-president be the biggest obstacle in peace negotiations?
Burundi: Intelligence Services torture suspected opponents, reports Human Rights Watch
Iraq/UK: Blair faces calls for Iraq legal action after Chilcot Report
Campaign for Global Justice
ICC launches #JusticeMatters social media campaign
African activists challenge African Union‘s attacks on ICC
ICC Office of the Prosecutor and the International Commission on Missing Persons sign Memorandum of Understanding
ICC and Norway conclude enforcement of sentence cooperation agreement
New European Union Global strategy explicitly reaffirms strong EU support to ICC
Around the world
Amnesty International publishes new briefing on abductions, torture and summary killings by armed groups in Syria
UN Human Rights Council resolution: Eritrea should be subject to international investigation
Prosecutor in France calls for life in Rwanda genocide case
United States sanctions North Korea leader for first time over human rights abuses
Turkey-Israel reconciliation paves way for aid to Gaza
UN human rights chief condemns Baghdad terrorist attack