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Peace Deal to be Signed between the Columbian Government and Farc

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The President of Columbia, Juan Manuel Santos has announced that a peace agreement will be signed later today between the government and the rebel group, Farc. According to the BBC, along with Colombia’s security forces, the Farc have accepted the establishment of special tribunals in addition to a truth and reconciliation process. President Santos stated… Read more »

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International Nuremberg Principles Academy Newsletter – September 2016

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                    For more information on the International Nuremberg Principles Academy, please visit: http://www.nurembergacademy.org Latest News: Academy bids farewell to Ambassador Bernd Borchardt and welcomes new director Mr. Klaus Rackwitz After two years, the Nuremberg Academy says farewell to its Founding Director Ambassador Bernd Borchardt. Ambassador Borchardt… Read more »

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Press Release: ‘Application of human rights throughout the maritime environment at all times without exception’

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IMHR 2016 Conference Review A week after the inaugural International Maritime Human Rights (IMHR) conference took place on Wednesday 14 September 2016, at The Royal College of Surgeons in London, the positive repercussions of the event continue to reverberate. Titled “Respect, Responsibility and Remedy in the Maritime Environment” the event delivered something new to the… Read more »

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ICC Extends Remit to Include Cases of Environmental Destruction

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On Thursday 15th September, Fatou Bensouda, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), published a detailed policy document providing guidance on how her office will prioritise the selection of cases. The document reveals that the OTP is likely to expand its remit to include cases that involve environmental destruction. This means that governments and… Read more »

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IBA Call for Contributions to the ICC Trust Fund for Family Visits

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On 30 August 2016, the Presidency of the International Criminal Court (ICC) made public an important decision re-affirming the Court’s positive obligation to provide an effective right to family visits for ICC detainees, including by providing funding for such visits. In the same decision, the Presidency expressed concern that the Trust Fund for Family Visits… Read more »