Prioritize Justice in Central African Republic

Expand Mahamat Al Khatim, commander of the Central African Patriotic Movement (Mouvement Patriotique pour la Centrafrique, MPC), at the peace deal signing ceremony in Bangui on February 6. Fighters from the MPC have committed abuses that could amount to war crimes from 2015 to 2018.  © 2019 GGt In the Central African Republic a year […]

Bangladesh Lawmakers Openly Call for Extrajudicial Executions

Expand Bangladeshis hold photos of missing relatives during a press meeting in Dhaka on December 4, 2018.  Hundreds joined in the protest demanding justice for the victims.  © 2018 Munir UZ ZAMAN / AFP/ Getty Images In Bangladesh, people who question the government’s increasingly authoritarian rule fear they may be next in line to be […]

Kenya: Elusive Justice for Gross Injustice, Abuse

Expand Residents flee as anti-riot policemen pursue opposition protestors in Mathare, Nairobi, on August 12. © 2017 Thomas Mukoya/Reuters (Nairobi) – The Kenyan National Assembly has blocked justice and reparations for victims of human rights violations by failing to consider the findings of a 2013 report by the country’s Truth, Justice, and Reconciliation Commission (TJRC), […]

Don’t Shield Suspected UK War Criminals from Justice

Expand The mother and son of Baha Mousa hold pictures of him at their house in Basra on September 7, 2011. © 2011 Reuters A BBC TV Panorama investigation has reported that the British government and military repeatedly covered up evidence of war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan. The allegations are deeply disturbing, but unsurprising […]

One Step Closer to Justice for Murdered Thai Activist

A Thai court has approved arrest warrants for Chaiwat Limlikit-aksorn and three other forestry officials in connection with the abduction and murder of the prominent ethnic Karen human rights defender Porlajee Rakchongcharoen, known widely as “Billy,” in April 2014. Expand Porlajee “Billy” Rakchongcharoen, a prominent ethnic Karen activist, was last seen in government custody at […]

Gambia Brings Genocide Case Against Myanmar

Expand Rohingya refugees gather in an open field at Kutupalong refugee camp in Ukhia, Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh to commemorate the two-year anniversary of the Myanmar military’s ethnic cleansing campaign in Rakhine State on August 25, 2019.  © 2019 K M Asad/LightRocket via Getty Images (The Hague) – The Gambia’s case against Myanmar at the International Court […]

Sri Lanka: Next President Faces Major Rights Challenges

Expand Sri Lanka’s elections chief Mahinda Deshapriya displays ballot boxes that will be used in the upcoming presidential election in Colombo, Sri Lanka on Thursday, October 31, 2019. The voting is scheduled to be held on November 16.  © 2019 AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena (New York) – The winner of Sri Lanka’s presidential election on November 16, 2019 will […]

Hope for Justice for Murdered Journalist in the Maldives

Expand Journalist Ahmed Rilwan.  © Raajjemv A government-appointed commission investigating deaths and enforced disappearances in the Maldives has corroborated long-held suspicions that criminal gang leaders planned and carried out the murder of journalist Ahmed Rilwan. The commission also concluded that the gang had a “hit list” that included other activists and critics of the government. […]

Nepal: Justice Stalled for Conflict-Era Crimes

Expand Activists observe a minute of silence in memory of the people who disappeared during the decade-long armed Maoist insurgency against the now-toppled monarchy to observe the International Day of the Disappeared in Kathmandu, Nepal August 30, 2017. © 2017 Reuters (London) – The Government of Nepal has failed to fulfill its commitment to provide […]

Central African Republic: New Court Should Step Up Effort

Expand International Special Prosecutor Toussaint Muntazini (left) and former Central African Republic prime minister Mathieu Simplice Sarandji (right) at the inaugural session of the Special Criminal Court on October 22, 2018 that marked the official launch of the court’s judicial activities. Photo courtesy of Special Criminal Court. (Nairobi) – The Central African Republic’s Special Criminal […]