Dear Prosecutors and other Legal Professionals:
Below you will find information about an Advanced Training on the Prosecution of International Crimes with a focus on addressing conflict-related sexual violence, to be held in Nairobi, Kenya, from 28 July - 3 August, 2016.
Violations of International Criminal Law are committed on an unprecedented level, while transnational crime is also increasing in Africa and around the world. More and more,…Continue
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On 16 November 2015, the Foreign Affairs Council adopted the Council Conclusions on the EU’s support to transitional justice along with the Joint Staff Working Document: "The EU’s Framework on support to transitional justice". The full document is available at: http://data.consilium.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-13576-2015-INIT/en/pdf ;
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[This article was first published in the World Section of the Huffington Post on 21 October 2015.]
By Jesica L. Santos*
22 October 2015
On 25 October, Argentinians will go the polls to elect their next democratic president who, for the first time since 2003, won't have "Kirchner" as a last name. But the choice Argentinians will really be making concerns not an individual but, rather, the type of country they want to recover.
The current populist government has…Continue
Originally published in The Huffington Post World Section on 15 July 2015, see: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jesica-l-santos/welcoming-a-hybrid-attemp_b_7794052.html
On 22 April 2015, the Transitional Council in the Central African Republic (CAR) adopted a…Continue
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Published originally in the World Post Section of the Huffington Post on 19 June 2015:
This past week the South African government showed utter disregard for its international legal obligations and rule of law when it reportedly assisted the escape from its territory of Sudanese President Omar…Continue
To begin, I want to make my view clear that the attacks by both Israel and Hamas must be strongly condemned. Both sides have been displaying utter disregard for the right to life and a clear lack of interest in holding those responsible (including senior political and military leaders) accountable for grave human rights violations and violations of international law. This lack of accountability may have been a key factor in the resumption of hostilities and in the loss of hope for a peaceful…Continue
This past week, an Argentinian Federal Court declared null the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that …Continue
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Finally some good judgment.
This past week an Argentinian Federal Court declared nulled the Memorandum of Understanding that Argentina and Iran had signed in January 2013 to jointly seek the truth regarding the bombing that killed 85 and injured over 300 in Buenos Aires in 1994. The terrorist attack was against the Argentinian Israelite Mutual Association (AMIA) Jewish Center.
The main argument is that the agreement signed by the Executive is unconstitutional and…Continue
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The goal of this inquiry is to analyze whether or not there can be peace and reconciliation in cases where conflict and massive civil strife were followed by blanket amnesties which included crimes against humanity and gross violations of human rights.
The following case studies examine what took place in three different countries – Cambodia, Chile, and Mozambique – each of which experienced violent domestic conflict and massive human rights violations. The…Continue
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