April 2, 2015
by Matt Belenky
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein expressed alarm Thursday over the Thai government's decision to replace martial law with a new security order. On Wednesday Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha announced the military government would lift martial law and replace it with ...[read more]
April 1, 2015
by William Helbling
Palestine became the 123rd state party to the Rome Statute Wednesday, officially joining the International Criminal Court (ICC). The Rome Statute of the ICC was signed and submitted by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in January. A ceremony Wednesday included many ICC officials, judges, and ...[read more]
February 27, 2015
by Valerie Howell
Two senior UN relief officials expressed concern Thursday about the brutal violence that continues to plague Syria as a result of the country's internal conflict. In a presentation to the UN Security Council, Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief ...[read more]
February 13, 2015
by Valerie Howell
Amnesty International (AI) released a statement on Friday urging the Mexican government to adhere to UN recommendations on how to investigate the disappearances of 22,600 of its citizens. Half of the counted disappearances occurred between 2012 and 2014, and include the disappearance of Ayotzinapa ...[read more]
February 12, 2015
by Christina Alam
JURIST Guest Columnists Stefaan Smis, Derek Inman and Pacifique Muhindo of Vrije Universiteit Brussel, discuss the violations of human rights and international humanitarian law in Democratic Republic of Congo and urge for the change in national priorities in order to stop impunity and injustice in ...[read more]
January 22, 2015
by Alexandra Farone
Members of a UN investigatory commission reported on Wednesday that crimes against humanity have been widely committed by all parties to the conflict in the Central African Republic (CAR) and called for the establishment of an international court to objectively investigate and prosecute ...[read more]
January 21, 2015
by Peter Snyder
Anti-corruption watchdog Transparency International on Wednesday criticized a vote by the Turkish Parliament downing a proposal to lift parliamentary immunity for four former ministers accused of corruption. The charges relate to a massive corruption and graft scandal that began in December 2013, ...[read more]
January 9, 2015
by Ashley Hogan
The UN published a report Thursday which stated the acts committed in the Central African Republic (CAR) constituted war crimes and crimes against humanity but not genocide. The report summarized the investigation of the situation in the CAR, which began in December 2013. The purpose of the ...[read more]
January 5, 2015
by Brittany Felder
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Monday implored US President Barack Obama to press Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto on human rights concerns during his upcoming meeting with the leader. The letter detailed egregious human rights accusations such as the disappearance of 43 students and the killing ...[read more]
December 7, 2014
by Jacqueline Jones
The United Nations Office of the Higher Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) reported their concerns on Friday over the outcome of both the Eric Garner and Michael Brown cases. The UN Special Rapporteur on minority issues, Rita Izsak, said "I am concerned by the grand juries' decisions and the ...[read more]

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