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Muslim groups are demanding Spanish citizenship for potentially millions of descendants of Muslims who were expelled from Spain during the Middle Ages.Read more
One woman screams at night when she dreams of her time in a concentration camp, where she was raped every Thursday by 11 men. Another describes the torment she went through when soldiers sexually abused her 12-year-old daughter, before raping her as well in the basement of her home.
These are two of a catalogue of testimonies given by Balkan War survivors in a documentary that holds no punches and highlights what many perceive as gross injustices that have gone unpunished by Bosnian and international courts – and the lack of support Bosnian authorities have shown war rape victims as they rebuild their lives.Read more
Spain’s most famous human rights investigator Baltasar Garzon has accused his country of seeking to curb judges’ powers to pursue rights abusers around the world in order to avoid diplomatic tension and damage to trade ties.Read more
A Haitian appellate court on Thursday ruled that deposed dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier could be charged with crimes against humanity under international law and that he may also be held responsible for abuses committed by the army and paramilitary under his rule.Read more
President Abdullah Gul should veto a law that would curb the independence of the body that administers and regulates Turkey’s judiciary.Read more
Address by the Honorable Louise Arbour, President & CEO of the International Crisis Group, on the occasion of the Inaugural Roland Berger Lecture on Human Rights and Human Dignity, 17 February 2014, Oxford.Read more
Latest Press Release of the International Court of Justice, 2014/8 – Application of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (Croatia v. Serbia) – Public hearings from Monday 3 March to Tuesday 1 April 2014 – Practical information for the media and the public.
Source: International Court of Justice, Cour [...]Read more
Yugoslavia fell apart in stages, and violence accompanied each of these stages. The first war was brief, a 10-day standoff between the Yugoslav Army and Slovenian forces in the summer of 1991, and there were few casualties. The Milosevic government in Serbia was not happy with Slovenia’s secession, but the Serbian population there was minuscule and the two sides didn’t share any adjoining territory.Read more
After the financial crisis regulators, central bankers and politicians all agreed that we needed more financial regulation. Despite their failings they wanted their powers enhanced – especially at the international level.Read more
Yemen is going through an extended period of negotiation, violence and intimidation in an attempt to redefine its social contract after former President Saleh stepped down in 2011.Read more