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UN to Burundi: protect ethnic minorities from violence; stop reprisals on civil society

The World Organization Against Torture (OMCT) has highlighted UN calls for Burundi to cease reprisals against civil society advocating for domestic and international justice in the country, where the International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor is conducting a preliminary examination into alleged Rome Statute … Continue reading

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Is a special tribunal Syria’s best chance for justice?

With an effort to refer Syria to the ICC prosecutor scuttled by vetoes last year, a UN commission of inquiry is calling for a special tribunal to investigate and prosecute alleged atrocities in the now four-year-old conflict.

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Calls for justice mount in UN human rights discussions

The fight against impunity is getting ever more attention in UN discussions on governments improving their human rights frameworks. Learn how we’re keeping the pressure on.

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#GlobalJusticeWeekly – UN vote calls for North Korea ICC referral

At the UN this week, 111 countries passed a resolution calling on the UN Security Council to refer alleged crimes against humanity in North Korea to the ICC prosecutor. The measure, adopted in the UN General Assembly’s human rights committee, will … Continue reading

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Video: Media briefing on Kenya and amendments to the Rome Statute

Last week, we held a press briefing at the United Nations in New York on the ICC investigation in Kenya and a set of proposed amendments to the Rome Statute. Watch the briefing now.

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