Yearly Archives: 2017

AI finds war crimes and violations in the Philippines

 Amnesty International (AI) [advocacy site] on Friday released a report [press release] detailing humanitarian crisis incidents that may amount to war crimes in the Philippines. The report [report, PDF link] is titled ‘The Battle of Marawi’: Death and destruction in the Philippines and is a look at the five month battle that

UNSMIL Chief calls for joint tribunal over Libyan war crimes

On Thursday UNSMIL chief Ghassan Salamé [bio] suggested [press release] to the United Nations Security Council [official website] that a joint tribunal should be considered to try individuals suspected of war crimes in Libya. In the speech to the Security Council the chief expressed views that Libya is in a state

Former Venezuela chief prosecutor files complaint against nation’s president in ICC

Luisa Ortega Díaz, Venezuela’s deposed chief prosecutor, filed a complaint on Thursday with the International Criminal Court (ICC) [official site] calling for the arrest [press conference video, in Spanish] and trial of top Venezuela officials for crimes against humanity. These officials include, President Nicolás Maduro [official website], Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino

UN humanitarian committee calls for action on situation in Myanmar

The Third Committee [official website] of the UN General Assembly passed a resolution [text] on Thursday calling on authorities in Myanmar to address a number of human rights concerns related to the treatment of the country’s Rohningyapopulation. The committee, which focuses on social, humanitarian, and social issues, voted 135-10-26 [roll call] to