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Legal News
3 Apr 2015
by Taylor Brailey

[JURIST] United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator Valarie Amos [official profile] issued a statement on Friday expressing the concern of the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) [official website] for the safety of civilians in Yemen. Amos referred to humanitarian reports, which indicate that over the past two weeks … [read more]


Features
14 Jan 2014

In addition to ongoing issues of violence and upheaval, several members of the international community have been critical of alleged human rights violations and have expressed ongoing concerns about the actions of both the ruling party within the government and other political groups. The violence is mostly along ethnic lines, … [read more]


Legal News
24 Dec 2013
by Stephen Adelgren

[JURIST] The US government on Monday deployed 150 US military personnel to a base in Djibouti in preparation for a possible evacuation of US citizens in response to escalating violence and political discord within South Sudan. The deployment follows [Reuters report] a failed evacuation attempt in which four US soldiers … [read more]


Features
20 Jul 2013

In the wake of 9/11, Bush declared a "War on Terror," sparking US anti-terrorism efforts in the Philippines, Djibouti, Kenya, Ethiopia, Somalia, Lebanon, Yemen, Pakistan, and wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. On October 7, 2001, the first military action in the War on Terror was launched against the Taliban … [read more]


Legal News
16 May 2013
by G. Redd

[JURIST] A UN special reporter said Tuesday that the current situation in Eritrea warrants close scrutiny [press release] from the international community. Sheila Keetharuth [official profile] made the statement based on her findings during a 10-day mission to obtain knowledge from refugees in Ethiopia and Djibouti. The total number of … [read more]


Academic Commentary
11 Feb 2013

JURIST Guest Columnist Kevin Govern of the Ave Maria School of Law says says the US must pursue a full spectrum of "smart power" capabilities in Africa, to include but not be limited to the use of drones for surveillance or targeted killing strikes...The ongoing crises in Algeria and Mali … [read more]


Legal News
18 May 2012
by Jaclyn Belczyk

[JURIST] The US House of Representatives Appropriations Committee [official website] approved legislation [press release] Thursday that would suspend foreign aid to countries that host Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir [ICC materials; JURIST news archive] who is wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) [official website] on genocide and war crimes charges. … [read more]


Legal News
13 Dec 2011
by Jaclyn Belczyk

[JURIST] The International Criminal Court (ICC) [official website] on Monday referred the Republic of Malawi [decision, PDF; press release] to the UN Security Council and the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute [official websites] for failing to arrest Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir [case materials; JURIST news archive] when … [read more]


Legal News
29 Nov 2011
by Alexandra Malatesta

[JURIST] The Kenyan High Court ruled Monday that Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir [ICC materials; JURIST news archive] must be arrested if he ever returns to Kenya. The ruling was in response to al-Bashir's second visit [JURIST report], where Kenya joined the ranks of the other African countries that have refused … [read more]


Legal News
20 Oct 2011
by Dan Taglioli

[JURIST] The International Criminal Court (ICC) [official website] on Wednesday requested that the Republic of Malawi explain why that country's authorities failed to arrest Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir [case materials; JURIST news archive] during his widely reported visit there for a trade summit last weekend. Pre-Trial Chamber I of the … [read more]


Legal News
14 Oct 2011
by Sarah Posner

[JURIST] Amnesty International (AI) [advocacy website] urged Malawi on Friday to arrest [press release] Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir [case materials; JURIST news archive] during his visit to the country on Saturday and surrender him to the International Criminal Court (ICC) [official website] for prosecution. Al-Bashir is expected to attend a … [read more]


Legal News
30 Aug 2011
by Jennie Ryan

[JURIST] Human rights groups Amnesty International (AI) [official website] and Human Rights Watch (HRW) [official website] on Tuesday said they have evidence that the Sudanese army has committed war crimes [press release] in the country's South Kordofan region. Researchers from the two advocacy groups visited the Nuba Mountain region of … [read more]


Legal News
15 Aug 2011
by Maureen Cosgrove

[JURIST] The UN on Monday called for a thorough investigation [press release] into alleged violations of international law and war crimes in the Southern Kordofan area of Sudan [BBC backgrounder]. The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and the former UN Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) [official websites] … [read more]


Legal News
18 Jul 2011
by Maureen Cosgrove

[JURIST] UN Officials and the UN Security Council [official website] on Monday called for an end to fighting [press release] in the Southern Kordofan area of Sudan [BBC backgrounder]. Ivan Simonovic, Assistant Secretary-General for UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights [official website] announced [press release] that the … [read more]


Legal News
30 Jun 2011
by Chris Morris

[JURIST] UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay [official profile] criticized China [AFP report] on Thursday for welcoming Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir [case materials; JURIST news archive] rather than arresting him to stand trial. Al-Bashir has been accused of crimes against humanity and genocide against Darfur [BBC backgrounder; JURIST … [read more]


Legal News
22 Jun 2011
by Julia Zebley

[JURIST] A UN official on Tuesday denounced continued human rights abuses [statement] against civilians in the South Kordofan region of the Sudan [BBC backgrounder]. The UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs [official website] and Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos [official profile] said that the UN knows of more than 70,000 people … [read more]


Legal News
17 Jun 2011
by Maureen Cosgrove

[JURIST] Amnesty International [advocacy website] urged China on Friday to withdraw an invitation for Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir [case materials; JURIST news archive] to participate in an event there and to arrest him if he travels to the country [press release]. Al-Bashir is scheduled to meet Chinese President Hu Jintao … [read more]


Legal News
14 Jun 2011
by Maureen Cosgrove

[JURIST] Amnesty International [advocacy website] urged Malaysia on Tuesday to withdraw an invitation for Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir [case materials; JURIST news archive] to participate in an event there and to arrest him if he travels to the country [press release]. Al-Bashir is scheduled to participate in the Langkawi International … [read more]


Legal News
8 Jun 2011
by Maureen Cosgrove

[JURIST] Luis Moreno-Ocampo, the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) [official websites] issued a statement [PDF] Wednesday that Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir [case materials; JURIST news archive] has continued to commit crimes against humanity in Darfur [JURIST news archive]. According to Ocampo's statement, al-Bashir continues to commit genocide, … [read more]


Legal News
13 May 2011
by LaToya Sawyer

[JURIST] The International Criminal Court (ICC) [official website] on Thursday informed [press release] the UN Security Council and the Assembly of States Parties about a recent visit by Sudanese President Omar-al Bashir [case materials; JURIST news archive] to Djibouti [BBC country profile] for the inauguration of the country's president. The … [read more]

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