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International Justice

Handbook on Complementarity

ICTJ Handbook on Complementarity Paul Seils Where should justice for some of the world’s worst crimes be done? In national courts or at the International Criminal Court in The Hague? Our Handbook on Complementarity explores […]

Thursday 20 April 2017

Opening of UN files on Holocaust will ‘rewrite chapters of history’

THE GUARDIAN Archive used in prosecution of Nazis reveals detailed evidence of death camps and genocide previously unseen by public War crimes files revealing early evidence of Holocaust death camps that was smuggled out of […]

Thursday 20 April 2017

United Nations Basic Principles and Guidelines on the right of anyone deprived of their liberty to bring proceedings before a court

The present report is submitted pursuant to Human Rights Council resolution 20/16, in which the Council requested the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention to present to the Council before the end of 2015 Basic Principles and Guidelines on the right of anyone deprived of his or her liberty by arrest or detention to bring proceedings before a court in order that the court may decide without delay on the lawfulness of his or her detention and order his or her release if the detention is not lawful.

Wednesday 19 April 2017

The Bomb to End All Bombings – If Only

When history looks back to this era, this will be a day to recall — that is if our lines to our future continue as now, without a sudden nuclear holocaust in between.

Tuesday 18 April 2017

Accountability for International Crimes in Afghanistan

Seminar,co-organised by FIDH (International Federation for Human Rights), Armanshahr/OPEN ASIA & Research Centre of Leiden University College The Hague, civil society and legal experts shed light on alleged crimes & victims of wartime violence of the Afghan people.

Wednesday 5 April 2017

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

politicisation of high school students in Afghanistan

On 7th October, 2015, AREU hosted media outlets in Kabul to launch a new report on politicisation of high school students in Afghanistan. AREU researchers Dr. Antonio Giustozzi and Ali Mohammad Ali presented the main findings of the paper titled: “Reaching Boiling Point: High School Activism in Afghanistan” to the media.

Wednesday 28 October 2015

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