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International Justice

The ICC’s Planned Visit to Afghanistan: Crimes, capacities and the willingness to prosecute

A delegation from the International Criminal Court (ICC) is planning to visit Afghanistan in 2016, but the government has hesitated about receiving it. It has established an inter-ministerial committee to ensure the Rome Statute, the treaty establishing the ICC, is finally translated into local languages and published in the official gazette so that the public can read it. That treaty was signed 13 years ago.

Tuesday 12 July 2016

Terror attack in Kabul: civilian deaths rise as impunity prevails, Press release FIDH- Armanshahr/OPEN ASIA

FIDH and its member organisation in Afghanistan Armanshahr/OPEN ASIA Press Release Kabul, Paris, 20 April 2016 – FIDH and its member organisation in Afghanistan Armanshahr/OPEN ASIA strongly condemn the heinous terrorist attack that took place […]

Wednesday 20 April 2016

Announcing the formation of a Global Alliance of Women

We, the undersigned, are gathering to form an independent alliance of women-led civil society actors and organizations working to prevent and counter all forms of extremism. Our purpose is to bring synergy and greater coherence to our existing collective efforts, to advance gendered understandings of and responses to extremism, and to collaborate strategically in providing clear alternatives that bring a just peace for all.

Wednesday 30 September 2015

“Make Way for Justice”: universal jurisdiction in 2014 scrutinized by three NGOs

RIAL, ECCHR and FIDH have published their first annual review of the main universal jurisdiction cases in 2014. “Make Way for Justice” examines all cases in which notable developments occurred in 2014.

Tuesday 9 June 2015

EU a key player in ICC system

The strong EU policy in support of the ICC has a firm institutional foundation in a detailed 2011 Council Decision (2011/168/CFSP) and a 2011 Action Plan on its implementation.

Thursday 5 March 2015

Immunity = impunity

No immunity for heads of state or high ranking officials is fundamental to the object and purpose of the Rome Statute of the ICC: to bring to justice those most responsible for war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide.

Thursday 5 March 2015

Palestine probe prompts misguided backlash against ICC

The opening of an ICC preliminary examination into Palestine continues to make headlines around the world. While widely welcomed by civil society and others as a step towards accountability for grave crimes, the announcement has prompted a misguided backlash against the Court

Sunday 8 February 2015

Sexual violence in conflict – what use is the law?

Through conflict after conflict, sexual violence persists, not just as individual crimes but as a weapon of war, from the Balkans to the Congo, from Liberia and Sierra Leone to present day Iraq.

Sunday 1 February 2015

Palestinian Accession to the ICC Statute: Hope for Justice and Peace

Source: FIDH 2 January 2015 – FIDH welcomes the accession today of the State of Palestine to the Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC), and the Declaration to be presented on Monday, recognizing ICC […]

Sunday 4 January 2015

Afghanistan: Fight Rampant Sexual Harassment

President Ghani’s recognition of sexual harassment in Afghanistan as ‘shocking’ is spot-on. The Afghan government should promptly enact a law against sexual harassment and ensure that every government institution develops and implements an anti-sexual harassment policy.

Wednesday 15 October 2014