November 18, 2014
by Brittany Felder
Human Rights Watch (HRW) warned Monday that Russian occupation in Crimea has led to serious human rights violations. In the 37-page report, titled "Rights in Retreat: Abuses in Crimea," HRW documented several cases of persecution of groups opposed to Russian occupation, the imposition of Russian ...[read more]
October 11, 2014
by Emelina Perez
Members of the UN Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances said Friday that Mexico's investigation of the forty-three missing Guerrero students and the deaths of six other students in the state is a test of the country's willingness and capacity to respond to allegations of human ...[read more]
August 29, 2014
by Bradley McAllister
Amnesty International (AI) called on Nepalese authorities to bring justice to the individuals responsible for the disappearance of the "Dhanusha Five" during the armed conflict in Nepal between 1996-2006. The report notes more than 1,300 people are believed to have disappeared during the conflict, ...[read more]
August 18, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
Kenya's Anti-Terrorism Police Unit (ATPU) has carried out a series of extrajudicial killings and enforced disappearances in violation of international human rights laws, Human Rights Watch (HRW) reported Monday. Based on interview research conducted between November 2013 and June 2014, terrorism ...[read more]
August 7, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
The Trial Chamber of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) found former Khmer Rouge leaders Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan guilty of crimes against humanity committed between 17 April 1975 and December 1977. They were sentenced to life imprisonment. As the first top-level ...[read more]
June 28, 2014
by William Hibbitts
The UN Human Rights Council on Friday adopted a resolution establishing a commission of inquiry to investigate alleged human rights abuses in Eritrea. The council also condemned the human rights violations, including enforced disappearances, torture and restrictions on freedom of speech and ...[read more]
February 7, 2014
by Matthew Pomy
A group of UN human rights experts led by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said Thursday that both sides of the Syrian conflict are committing crimes against humanity by denying civilians basic necessities of life and humanitarian aid. The experts claimed that these actions are part of a " ...[read more]
December 9, 2013
by Lauren Laing
UN human rights experts on Monday called on the Iraqi government to provide information on seven residents of Camp Ashraf who were allegedly abducted in September amidst an attack that left 52 people dead. The UN Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances demanded that the Iraqi ...[read more]
November 7, 2013
by Sung Un Kim
Spanish officials on Wednesday told the UN that they will not reexamine the state's action during the 1936-39 Spanish Civil War and the Franco era. In 1977, Spain enacted a law that granted amnesty for political crimes committed during these periods. Spanish officials testified before the UN ...[read more]
November 5, 2013
by Laura Klein Mullen
Amnesty International (AI) called on Spanish authorities Tuesday to address the legacy of Franco era disappearances, calling the failure to do so a "betrayal of justice." AI submitted a report to the UN Committee on Enforced Disappearances, claiming that the proposed reforms to Spain's criminal ...[read more]

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