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UN Secretary-General encourages international cooperation to beat human trafficking


In his message uploaded to the official United Nations website yesterday, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon encouraged every country to join the struggle against human trafficking, saying: “I call on all countries to fight money laundering and sign and ratify the UN Conventions against corruption and transnational organized crime, including the latter’s human trafficking protocol.” Mr Ban emphasised… Read more »


Report indicates evidence of war crimes committed by Israel


The non-governmental organisation Amnesty International issued a report on Wednesday that indicates evidence of war crimes committed by Israel in August 2014. The war crimes are believed to be a reaction to the capturing of an Israeli soldier by political organisation and militant group Hamas. Researchers state that through scrutinising hundreds of photos, videos, satellite… Read more »


Russia vetoes U.N. MH17 tribunal


The draft resolution set up by the United Nations to form an international tribunal to prosecute those responsible for causing the MH17 crash has been vetoed by Russia. The Ukraine, who has encouraged the resolution, has alleged Russian responsibility for the crash. 11 out of the 15 permanent members of the Security Council supported the… Read more »


Libyan House of Representatives approves amnesty law


                    The democratically-elected House of Representatives, the Libyan parliament, has approved a law of pardon following on from Law No. 35 of 2012, which had previously provided amnesty for some crimes. The vote, which took place on 28 July 2015, further pardons all Libyans convicted for… Read more »


Human Rights at Sea) Spring-Summer Update


Welcome to the second periodic newsletter from Human Rights at Sea for the Spring Summer period. As expected, much has occurred since the start of the year and below, are just a few of the highlights as a newly formed Foundation Charitable Incorporated Organisation promoting maritime human rights, globally. Charitable status: The most significant event… Read more »

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Negotiators propose court to end 19-month civil war in South Sudan


Mediators in South Sudan have proposed setting up a court to try possible crimes against humanity, genocide and war crimes committed in the state. This is the latest power-sharing effort that is hoped will end a 19-month civil war that started in December 2013. For more on this story, please follow the link provided: … Read more »


ADC-ICTY & ICLB Moot Court


A guest blog by Ingrid Tarlageanu On 11 July, the ADC-ICTY along with ICLB organised the 2015 Mock Trial. The event  took  place  at  the  International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia.  During  the  week  prior  to  the  courtroom  exercise, the 25 participants  attended  several  trainings  which  covered  topics  such as “drafting  a  motion”,  “case … Read more »

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Israel will respond to ICC over war crimes allegations


On Thursday, the daily Haaretz newspaper reported that the Israeli government will now respond to the ICC’s war crimes probe, after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu initially refused to engage with the investigation. For more information, please see here: Image source: Text source: The Times of Israel, July 9th 2015


Justice for the German “Abu Graib” Victim


Press Release from Jens Dieckmann: Justice for the German “Abu Graib” Victim – Federal Government of Germany Granted Jens Dieckmann’s Application for Humanitarian Protection M.R. fled from Tunisia, survived Libyan prisons and the Mediterranean Sea. In August 2014, he arrived in Germany, however, his ordeal was not over then: He was heavily mistreated and tortured… Read more »

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ICC: Practical Guide For The Media – Now Online


A guest blog by Geraldine Coughlan A new Practical Guide for the Media reporting on the International Criminal Court (ICC) is now available online at: English |French. The ICC’s Public Affairs Unit compiled the Practical Guide for the media covering the work of the Court remotely, or from The Hague, as an essential working tool for journalists. This Guide… Read more »


Sudan’s al-Bashir flies out of South Africa despite court ruling


From BBC News: Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir, who is wanted for war crimes, has left South Africa, pre-empting a court ruling over an international warrant for his arrest. The Pretoria High Court was due to decide whether he should be handed over to the International Criminal Court which charged him with the crimes. Mr Bashir… Read more »


Global Witness: New Evidence of Bribery and Corruption by Soco International in Virunga National Park


9 Bedford Row International has received the following news of the bribery and corruption investigation they advised Virunga National Park to take: Today, as Virunga National Park Director, Emmanuel de Merode and Southern Sector Warden, Innocent Mburanumwe are in Washington DC to receive one of the highest accolades in conservation - the prestigious ‘Rolex National Geographic… Read more »

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Professor Dr. Otto Triffterer (1931-2015)


Obituary of Professor Dr. Otto Triffterer, by Astrid Reisinger Coracini We are deeply saddened to announce that Professor Dr. Otto Triffterer passed away on 1 June 2015. Professor Triffterer’s distinguished academic career was deeply rooted in the field of international criminal law. Following studies at the University of Freiburg and at Harvard University, he defended his… Read more »


Russian Government Continues to Eliminate Evidence in the Magnitsky Case by Destroying Video Recordings of Magnitsky’s Last Hours in Detention


Press Release by Magnitsky Justice Campaign 5 June 2015 – The Russian authorities have told Sergei Magnitsky’s mother that they have destroyed the video recordings of Sergei Magnitsky’s last hours before his killing in Matrosskaya Tishina detention center. In correspondence with Sergei Magnitsky’s mother, General Major V.Alyshev, Deputy Head of the Russian Investigative Committee’s Main Investigative Department, has confirmed the… Read more »

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ADC ICTY – Training on “Witness Proofing”


The ADC ICTY will hold another training on 6 June 2015 as part of the advocacy training sessions organised this year. This next training will focus on “witness proofing” and will be provided by Marie O’Leary, currently a Counsel (Consultant) for the Office of Public Counsel for the Defence (OPCD) at the ICC.  The one-day event… Read more »