A 5-minute IFEX guide to how the UN checks whether or not governments are putting their international commitments on journalists’ safety and the problem of impunity into action – and how civil society can contribute.
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Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL) defends people whose rights have been infringed in order to change and better the pressing realities of those who live it, prioritizing those who are most at risk – such as human rights defenders, children, and women. When states violate or fail to protect human rights, CEJIL takes…
Equipo Nizkor is an international organization working for the respect and promotion of human rights in different topics and areas. Equipo Nizkor’s work includes the socialization of human rights information, the investigation of human rights abuses, the development of international human rights law, the preservation of memory and the fight against impunity.
Action Pour Les Enfants (APLE), Cambodia is a non-governmental human rights organization established to combat the sexual exploitation of children. APLE seeks to monitor the prevalence of child sexual abuse in Cambodia and denounce such abuse to the relevant authorities.
Limited inquiries in response to complaints received by Transparency Vanuatu suggest that over the last 10 years the operation of the judicial system, and particularly the courts, has deteriorated to the point where hundreds of cases have not been dealt with in any depth, judgements never given, and the management of cases has come to halt for unexplained reasons. The objective of this project was to investigate why cases have not progresses nor been finalised in a timely manner.
A European Network of contact points in respect of persons responsible for genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes to ensure a close cooperation between the national authorities in investigating and prosecuting such crimes. All Member States of the European Union have ratified the Rome Statute but the International Criminal Court remains complementary to national…
The Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals (the MICT) was established by the United Nations Security Council on 22 December 2010 to carry out a number of essential functions of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) and the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) after the completion of their respective mandates.
This report details March 2013 trial of 94 intellectuals, activists and human rights defenders charged with founding, organizing and administering an organization aimed at overthrowing the government. The report concludes that: 1) the judge has failed in his duty to investigate credible allegations of torture of the defendants whilst in pre-trial detention, and 2) the trial is proceeding in violation of internationally recognized standards of a fair trial.
In January 2002 the UN approved the Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL) to try those responsible for the crimes committed during the civil war. Based in the country where the atrocities were committed and combining international and domestic law, the SCSL ushers in a new generation of international tribunals.On June 4 2007, the Court started the trial against Charles Taylor who has been indicted for war crimes. This page follows this case and other important cases being heard by the Special Court for Sierra Leone and provides analysis of the court’s effectiveness.
On June 10 2007, the Special Tribunal for Lebanon came into force after a negotiated agreement between the Lebanese government and the United Nations. The Tribunal has a mixed composition of Lebanese and international judges and has its seat near The Hague in the Netherlands. It differs, however, from other hybrid model tribunals as it was set up to try a domestic criminal case and would probably not have came into being had it not been for regional politics. This page follows the investigations, indictments and proceedings of the Tribunal.