International Criminal Court

One year on, a million Rohingya refugees still fear for their lives | Rushanara Ali

This month marks the first anniversary of the mass flight of Rohingya refugees into Bangladesh following attacks carried out by the Myanmar military in which thousands were killed. It also marks the peak of the monsoon season in Cox’s Bazar, where almost a million Rohingya people are now living in …

Opinion (UK)

UK laments Philippines' decision to quit ICC

MANILA, Philippines — The United Kingdom has expressed its regret over the Philippines' decision to withdraw from the International Criminal …

International Law

OpEd: Here's why the Ivory Coast is shifting alliances

By Francois Conradie, Head of Research at NKC African Economics<p>On August 9, Henri Konan Bedie’s Democratic Party of Ivory Coast (PDCI) formally …

Africa

Marikana six years on: ANC-led government still fingered for death of miners

Alex Mitchley and Inga Mbambisa<p>Six years after the Marikana massacre, union and opposition leaders are still laying the blame for the death of miners …

South Africa

Israeli NGO demands ICC to open war crimes probe against Haniyeh and Abbas

“We contend that if any full investigation is to be pursued into crimes committed [by Palestine] then a case should be lodged against [Hamas leader] …

Israel

INTERVIEW: ‘Defend the people, not the States’, says outgoing UN human rights chief

His appointment by the Secretary-General back in 2014 was a landmark: he became the first Asian, Muslim and Arab ever to hold the post.<p>Before that, …

Rights & Freedoms

African press review 16 August 2018

Have Ethiopian Airlines missed the runway in their bid to land the job of setting up and managing Nigeria's new national carrier? Is Nigeria on the …

Africa

Afghanistan: Gunmen attack spy training center in Kabul

An Afghan official has described an "ongoing" attack on the training center. Afghan security forces have joined the battle, according to …

Afghanistan

IDF closes largest war crimes probe of 2014 Gaza war

Up to 70 Palestinian civilians were killed in the incident.<p>><br>• ><p>Rocket fired from the Gaza Strip toward Israel. [File]. (photo credit: REUTERS)<p>X<p>Dear …

Israel

PODCAST: ‘Repression is fashionable again’ — outgoing UN Human Rights Chief

Throughout his term as United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad al Hussein has never been afraid to speak up for the vulnerable …

Rights & Freedoms

Israel lodges official protest to International Criminal Court

Israel has protested to the presidency of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in the Hague against the judges sitting in a pretrial chamber …

Israel

Israeli Military Clears Itself of Wrongdoing in 2014 Gaza War’s ‘Black Friday’

JERUSALEM — Known as “Black Friday,” Israel’s assault on Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip on Aug. 1, 2014, was one of the deadliest and most scrutinized episodes in the 50-day war that summer.<p>On Wednesday, the Israeli military cleared itself of wrongdoing in the bitterly contested episode. It …

Israel

Côte d’Ivoire’s president announced an amnesty program. Is this the end of a ‘victor’s peace’?

On the eve of Aug. 7, the anniversary of the independence of Côte d’Ivoire, President Alassane Ouattara announced an amnesty for 800 people detained or condemned for crimes against state security. Most, including former first lady Simone Gbagbo, are former state officials or political militants …

Africa

DRC opposition make list of demands ahead of elections

Related Links<p>Leading Democratic Republic of Congo opposition leaders have demanded that former Katanga governor Moise Katumbi be allowed to contest …

Africa

Nigeria:#EndSARS - Nigeria Orders 'Overhaul' of Notorious Anti-Robbery Unit

Nigeria's acting president Yemi Osinbajo has ordered the immediate "overhaul" of Nigerian police's special anti-robbery squad (SARS).Osinbajo's …

Human Rights

Kabila Will Not Stand in Elections, but Will Congo Really Change?

More on:<p>Democratic Republic of Congo<p>Elections and Voting<p>Joseph Kabila<p>Political Transitions<p>Sub-Saharan Africa<p>After keeping his own citizens and the …

Africa

Analysis: How will ICC view new evidence on Gaza beach war crimes dispute?

War was already raging between Israel and Hamas when the incident occurred in view of a throng of journalists who copiously recorded the event and …

Israel

It’s time for the Trudeau government to move past its errors and post some wins in foreign policy

The painful confrontation with Saudi Arabia is yet another example of the continuity-of-error that defines much of this Liberal government’s approach to Canada in the world.<p>“It’s a sad tale of unfulfilled promises and possibilities left unexplored and amateurish stumbling about,” says Daryl …

Foreign Policy

Syria’s ‘Disappeared’ Deserve Truth and Justice

After years of silence, the recent trickle of information from the Syrian government about people who disappeared during the war into government …

Human Rights

Worldwide threats demonstrate why human rights scholarship is needed (opinion)

The daughter of Bhutanese refugees to the United States, Richa Sharma came to the University of Minnesota to complete a master’s degree in human …

Rights & Freedoms

What next for Sudan after Bashir's nomination for a third term?

Sudanese President Omer al-Bashir's insistence on holding on to power will have grave consequences for his country.<p>It seems Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir has no intention of leaving the presidency in the near future - and his insistence on holding on to power will likely have grave consequences …

Africa

Israel 'closer than ever' to defeating Hamas, says minister

An Israeli official has said Israel doesn't want to start a war in Gaza, but admitted toppling Hamas was still "definitely an option." Israel has …

Israel

Kabila's decision to step aside won't change the DRC's power dynamics

The ruling party in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), The Peoples’ Party for Reconciliation and Democracy, made an announcement recently …

Africa

Kidnapped as children, they escaped from Kony’s LRA to be reunited with their families in Uganda

GULU, Uganda — Kidnapped when he was just 16 to fight for the brutal Lord’s Resistance Army, Stephen Okot found his way to freedom and back to his family years later through a rare friendship made in the bush.<p>Trained to kill and always fearing informers and punishment by his own comrades, Okot had …

Africa

France and Germany will fight to preserve multilateralism | Financial Times

Multilateralism is under threat. The consequences could be dire. But as countries increasingly place their own narrowly defined self-interest above …

UN Security Council

African press review 13 August 2018

There's a crowd lining up to contest presidential elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Rwanda's Paul Kagame says he's sick of health …

Africa

SC resets oral arguments on ICC withdrawal anew

MANILA - For the third time, the Supreme Court on Monday postponed oral arguments on a petition challenging the legality of the Philippines' …

ABS-CBN

Sudan's Al Bashir to Extend Rule As Party Scraps Term Limits

President Omar Al Bashir has accepted nomination for a third term, and will run as candidate for the ruling National Congress Party in the 2020 …

Africa

UPDATE 1-Sudan's ruling party backs Bashir for 2020 election - SUNA

(Adds details)<p>KHARTOUM, Aug 10 (Reuters) - Sudan’s ruling party said on Friday it would back its leader President Omar al-Bashir as a candidate in the 2020 election, state news agency SUNA reported, a move that would require a constitutional amendment.<p>Bashir, who has been in power for nearly 30 …

Africa

Sudan ruling party nominates al-Bashir for new term in 2020

CAIRO (AP) - Sudan’s official SUNA news agency reports the country’s ruling party has nominated President Omar al-Bashir for re-election in 2020 - …

Africa