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The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR) is a quasi-judicial body tasked with promoting and protecting human rights throughout Africa. In addition to performing any other tasks which may be entrusted to it by the Assembly of Heads of State and Government, the Commission is officially charged with three major functions: the protection…

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Organization logo: The Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL)

The Special Court for Sierra Leone was set up jointly by the Government of Sierra Leone and the United Nations. It is mandated to try those who bear the greatest responsibility for serious violations of international humanitarian law and Sierra Leonean law committed in the territory of Sierra Leone since November 30, 1996.

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Organization logo: International Criminal Court for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY)

The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) is a United Nations court of law dealing with war crimes that took place during the conflicts in the Balkans in the 1990’s. Since its establishment in 1993 it has irreversibly changed the landscape of international humanitarian law and provided victims an opportunity to voice the…

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Organization logo: International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR)

The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda was established for the prosecution of persons responsible for genocide and other serious violations of international humanitarian law committed in the territory of Rwanda between 1 January 1994 and 31 December 1994. It may also deal with the prosecution of Rwandan citizens responsible for genocide and other such violations…

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Organization logo: Special Tribunal for Cambodia (ECCC)

The Khmer Rouge Tribunal (officially known as the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia) is a court established to try the most senior and most responsible members of the Khmer Rouge. Although it is a national court, it was established as part of an agreement between the Royal Government of Cambodia and the United…

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Organization logo: Iran Tribunal

An international Commission/Tribunal in order to investigate the mass genocide of Iran’s political prisoners. Iran Tribunal is aiming to hold the Iranian Islamic Regime accountable for its crimes against humanity. Iran Tribunal does not hold a legal statute, but acts as a court of the people, a Tribunal of conscience, faced with injustices and violations…

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Organization logo: The Permanent Peoples' Tribunal (PPT)

The Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal (PPT) is a body which, by statute, is part of the International Section of Lelio Basso Foundation. Set up in June 1979, it is the direct continuation of the opinion tribunals Russell I and II.The PPT is an opinion tribunal whose activities include identifying and publicizing cases of systematic violation of…

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Organization logo: International Criminal Court (ICC)

The International Criminal Court (ICC), governed by the Rome Statute, is the first permanent, treaty based, international criminal court established to help end impunity for the perpetrators of the most serious crimes of concern to the international community.

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