TIP: Enclosing your search terms in quotes may help you find better results.

Legal News
5 Feb 2015
by Alexandra Farone

[JURIST] Members of the Islamic State (IS) [JURIST backgrounder] are abducting Iraqi children and engaging in serious human rights abuses, the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child [official website] reported [materials] Wednesday. Abuses reportedly entail the "systematic killing of children belonging to religious and ethnic minorities," including the … [read more]


Legal News
23 Nov 2014
by William Helbling

[JURIST] Human rights group ChildFund Alliance (CFA) [advocacy website] on Thursday issued a report [text, PDF] addressing the current issues with international children's rights commemorating the 25th anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child [text]. The report, entitled "Small Voices, Big Dreams Survey," recognizes the … [read more]


Legal News
1 Sep 2014
by Taylor Gillan

[JURIST] The United Nations top advocate for children affected by war on Monday expressed concern [statement] about the expansion of the Islamic State (IS) [BBC Backgrounder; JURIST news archive] in Syria and Iraq and the increase in violations against children there. During her address to the UN Human Rights Council's … [read more]


Legal News
3 Jul 2014
by Nicholas Tomsho

[JURIST] According to a report [statement] issued by the UN on Tuesday, children continued to be victims of violence and military recruitment in 23 conflict zones around the world in 2013. Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict Leila Zerrougui [official profile] condemned the abuses, particularly the … [read more]


Legal News
10 Jun 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk

[JURIST] The International Criminal Court (ICC) [official website] on Monday confirmed charges [decision, PDF; press release] against Congolese war crimes suspect Bosco Ntaganda [BBC profile; JURIST news archive]. The charges consist of 18 counts of war crimes including murder, rape, sexual slavery and using child soldiers, as well as crimes … [read more]


Professional Commentary
23 Feb 2014

JURIST Guest Columnist Eric Leonard, the Henkel Family Chair in International Affairs at Shenandoah University, argues that President Obama's recently issued memorandum regarding US troops in Mali represents a step backwards in the US-ICC relationship...Just when things appeared to be taking a positive and constructive turn in the sometimes tumultuous … [read more]


Legal News
10 Feb 2014
by Benjamin Minegar

[JURIST] The Office of the Prosecutor for the International Criminal Court (ICC) [official websites] on Monday alleged that Congolese war crimes suspect Bosco Ntaganda [BBC profile] was instrumental in organizing and ordering militias of "child soldiers" to attack civilians. Ntaganda is accused of 10 counts of war crimes and crimes … [read more]


Features
20 Jul 2013

Of the 139 states that signed the Rome Statute, 32 have not yet ratified the treaty. According to the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties [PDF], a state that has signed but not ratified a treaty is obliged to refrain from "acts which would defeat the object and purpose" … [read more]


Legal News
19 Jun 2013
by Laura Klein Mullen

[JURIST] The International Criminal Court (ICC) [official website] on Monday postponed [order, PDF; press release] the confirmation of charges hearing for Congolese war crimes suspect Bosco Ntaganda [BBC profile] in order to give prosecutors more time to prepare their case. The hearing, which was scheduled to begin on September 26, … [read more]


Legal News
26 Mar 2013
by Samuel Franklin

[JURIST] Congolese war crimes suspect Bosco Ntaganda [BBC profile] denied charges at his first appearance before the International Criminal Court (ICC) [official website] on Tuesday. Ntaganda is accused of 10 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity, including murder, rape, pillage, using child soldiers and other crimes. After a … [read more]


Legal News
22 Mar 2013
by Sarah Paulsworth

[JURIST] Congolese war crimes suspect Gen. Bosco Ntaganda [BBC profile] voluntarily surrendered himself [ICC press release] into the custody of the International Criminal Court (ICC) [official website] on Friday. The ICC is now in the process of transferring him to The Hague from Rwanda. The ICC issued two arrest warrants, … [read more]


Legal News
19 Mar 2013
by Dan Taglioli

[JURIST] Congolese war crimes suspect Gen. Bosco Ntaganda [BBC profile] surrendered himself to a US embassy in Rwanda on Monday and requested extradition to the International Criminal Court (ICC) [official website; JURIST backgrounder]. Ntaganda has been wanted by the ICC [JURIST report] since 2006 on charges enlisting and conscripting children … [read more]


Professional Commentary
24 Jan 2013

JURIST Guest Columnists Richard Dicker and Elizabeth Evenson of the Human Rights Watch argue that the efficacy of the International Criminal Court depends upon international efforts to apprehend criminals...The International Criminal Court (ICC) has been in business for a decade and faces plenty of hurdles in delivering justice for the … [read more]


Legal News
15 Nov 2012
by Max Slater

[JURIST] UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon [official website] on Wednesday urged [statement] nations around the globe to carry out the rulings made by the International Criminal Court (ICC) [official website; JURIST backgrounder]. Speaking before 500 high-level officials at a ceremony for the tenth anniversary of the ICC, Ban praised the court … [read more]


Legal News
14 Nov 2012
by Peter Snyder

[JURIST] The UN Joint Human Rights Office (UNJHRO) [official website] released a report [text, PDF] on Wednesday confirming the arbitrary executions of at least 264 civilians in Masisi Territory and North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) [CIA backgrounder; JURIST news archive]. The victims, including 83 children, … [read more]


Legal News
13 Nov 2012
by Samuel Franklin

[JURIST] Human Rights Watch (HRW) [advocacy website] urged [press release] the International Criminal Court (ICC) [official website; JURIST backgrounder] on Monday to improve its impact and stimulate cooperation amongst the international community as the court enters its second decade. HRW not only emphasized the importance for ICC member countries to … [read more]


Legal News
11 Sep 2012
by Sung Un Kim

[JURIST] The M23 movement in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) [BBC backgrounder; JURIST news archive] has been responsible for numerous war crimes including summary executions, rapes and forced recruitment, Human Rights Watch (HRW) [advocacy website] reported [press release] Tuesday. HRW based its findings on interviews with 190 victims, … [read more]


Legal News
17 Aug 2012
by Dan Taglioli

[JURIST] The International Criminal Court [official website; JURIST backgrounder] on Friday received requests to investigate Rwandan President Paul Kagame [official profile] for backing armed rebels in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) [BBC backgrounder; JURIST news archive]. Rwandan and Congolese advocacy groups opposed to Kagame's rule have alleged that … [read more]


Legal News
3 Aug 2012
by Matthew Pomy

[JURIST] The UN Security Council [official website] on Thursday reiterated their condemnation [press release] of a group of renegade soldiers attempting to destabilize the Eastern region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) known as the 23 March Movement (M23). In addition, the Security Council called on all foreign … [read more]


Legal News
26 Jul 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo

[JURIST] Rwandan leaders who aided armed forces in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) [BBC backgrounder; JURIST news archive] and supplied them with weapons, armor and recruits, including children may have committed war crimes, the leader of the US Office of Global Criminal Justice (GCJ) [official website] told reporters … [read more]

Latest Readers

@JURISTnews

Support JURIST

We rely on our readers to keep JURIST running

 Donate now!

© Copyright JURIST Legal News and Research Services, Inc., 2013.