November 2, 2014
by Dominic Yobbi
The UN on Sunday observed the first International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists after the resolution to do so was adopted in December of last year. The date commemorates the assassination of two French journalists, Gislaine Dupont and Claude Verlon, in Mali in 2013. The ...[read more]
April 9, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
Human rights violations by Syrian government forces "far outweigh" those by armed rebel groups, UN human rights chief Navi Pillay told the UN Security Council on Tuesday. Pillay briefed the Security Council on the human rights situations in Syria, Central African Republic (CAR), South Sudan, Mali ...[read more]
March 2, 2014
by Bradley McAllister
The UN independent expert on human rights in Mali, Suliman Baldo, expressed concern on Friday at the difficulties facing the the prosecution of war crimes in Mali and urged the international community to assist the Malian government in strengthening the country's judicial system. Baldo completed a ...[read more]
February 23, 2014
by Stephen Krug
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 ...[read more]
November 27, 2013
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
General Amadou Haya Sanogo, the leader of the March 2012 coup that plunged Mali into civil war, was arrested on Wednesday on charges of murder, complicity to murder, assassination and kidnapping. According to one of the arresting soldiers, Sanogo had repeatedly ignored summons by the Malian ...[read more]
August 8, 2013
by Endia Vereen
Mali's Constitutional Court on Thursday rejected allegations of electoral fraud in the country's first round of presidential elections. The court confirmed former prime minister Ibrahim Boubacar Keita as the winner of Mali's July 28 first round presidential vote but said that he had failed to win ...[read more]
April 13, 2013
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
UN Special Rapporteur on human rights and counter-terrorism Ben Emmerson on Friday called on the international community to protect Burkina Faso from terrorism, warning that attacks on the country's infrastructure or security would undermine social cohesion within the country, impair inward ...[read more]
March 7, 2013
by Michael Haggerson
Malian Tuareg rebels on Tuesday called on the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate alleged war crimes committed by Malian government forces during the recent conflict. Azawad National Liberation Movement (MNLA) announced that it has asked the ICC to investigate the alleged use of ...[read more]
February 22, 2013
by Adiah Oreyomi
Human Rights Watch (HRW) urged the Malian government on Thursday to prosecute soldiers who participate in violence toward suspected Islamist rebels and supporters. Government soldiers have allegedly participated in torture, summary executions and enforced disappearances that began after the French- ...[read more]
February 15, 2013
by Samuel Franklin
The UN confirmed on Friday that a four-person team was on the ground in Mali to investigate potential violations of humanitarian law. According to Cecile Pouilly, spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, the fact-finding mission will investigate allegations of retaliatory ...[read more]

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