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Fatou Bensouda Defends the ICC


The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court: Fatou Bensouda, has issued a statement supporting the work of the ICC which has come under fire in recent years for being biased and politicised. Click the link below to read the full statement: Image source: Text source: ICC, 24th November 2015    


Bangladesh Requests Amnesty to Withdraw Criticism of Decision to Execute Mujahid Chowdhury


Bangladesh has requested that human rights organization Amnesty International withdraw its criticism of the country’s decision to execute Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mujahid, a senior politician from Jamaat-e-Islami and Salauddin Quader Chowdhury, a leader of the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party. In 2013 the pair were found guilty of committing crimes throughout Bangladesh’s war of independence (1971)… Read more »


UN Envoy to Libya Appointed Lead of UAE Diplomatic Academy


It has been revealed that the outgoing UN envoy to Libya, Bernardino Leon has been appointed by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to lead the country’s Diplomatic Academy. Discussions about the role had been taking place between Leon and the Gulf state’s foreign office during the course of several months and now they appeared to… Read more »


UN Security Council Adopts Resolution Encouraging “all necessary measures” Against Islamic State


The United Nations Security Council has adopted a resolution, calling on member states to “eradicate the safe haven” that Islamic State and other extremist militant groups have established over parts of Syria and Iraq. The document emphasizes that nations should “redouble and co-ordinate their efforts to prevent and suppress terrorist attacks” and compels them to… Read more »