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Women for Change, international campaign for human rights in Afghanistan

On 9th of April 2017, COSPE , HAWCA (Humanitarian Assistance for the Women & Children of Afghanistan) and CSHRN (Civil Society and Human Rights Network) have jointly launched Women for Change.

Thursday 20 April 2017

EU+ Local Strategy for Human Rights Defenders in Afghanistan 2014 – Revised 2016

Introduction to the strategy Human rights defenders are those individuals, groups and organs of society that promote and protect universally recognized human rights and fundamental freedoms. Human rights defenders seek the promotion and protection of […]

Thursday 20 April 2017

Women Human Rights Defenders in Afghanistan; Activist Toolkit

Dear Human Rights Defender, Amnesty International’s April 2015 Report, Their Lives on the Line: Women Human Rights Defenders Under Attack in Afghanistan, found that women human rights defenders who face mounting violence – including threats, […]

Thursday 20 April 2017

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

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

Gender-based persecution on the International Criminal Court’s radar

IntLawGrrls JANUARY 6, 2017 / ROSEMARY GREY Sexual and gender-based crimes were high on the ICC’s agenda in 2016 – a trend which looks set to continue this year. In March 2016, the Court handed down its first conviction […]

Saturday 15 April 2017


We have witnessed progressive developments regarding the judicial investigation and prosecution of crimes of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV), assumed that it exclusively concerns women & girls. But no!

Saturday 15 April 2017

Human rights groups call for the opening of an ICC investigation into the situation in Afghanistan

FIDH, OPEN ASIA/ Armanshahr, Transitional Justice Coordination Group (Afghanistan), Center for Constitutional Rights (USA) request ICC Prosecutor to open investigation into the situation in Afghanistan.

Friday 14 April 2017

Afghan activists urge progress in ICC war crimes probe

AFP Afghan human rights groups urged the International Criminal Court on Wednesday to speed up a war crimes probe in their country, as they prepared to meet the tribunal’s chief prosecutor. “We are hoping that […]

Friday 14 April 2017