15 May 2019 - NPWJ News Digest on International Criminal Justice

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Libya: Evidence of possible war crimes underscores need for international investigation
Amnesty International, 16 May 2019

Six weeks on, the offensive to take over Tripoli has resulted in unlawful attacks that could amount to war crimes which must be investigated by international prosecutors, Amnesty International said today, revealing evidence of indiscriminate attacks on civilian areas in the Libyan capital.

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Venezuela: Crimes against humanity require a vigorous response from the international justice system
Amnesty International, 16 May 2019

“As we have been saying for years, in Venezuela there is a systematic policy of repression against opponents or those perceived to be opponents simply because they are protesting, for which Nicolás Maduro’s government must be held accountable before the international justice system”, said Erika Guevara-Rosas, Americas director at Amnesty International.

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Liberians Urge President Weah to Support Civil Wars-Era Prosecutions
Human Rights Watch, 16 May 2019

Liberian citizens called on President George Weah in a video released today by an array of local and international groups to support a war crimes court to bring justice for atrocities committed during Liberia’s civil wars.

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Myanmar: Conflict resolution at ‘total standstill’, military commanders must answer for crimes against humanity
UN News, 16 May 2019

Myanmar has not done enough to resolve the nation’s internal-conflicts or protect human rights, including those of over a million ethnic Rohingya civilians who have been forced into exile, according to FFM Chairperson Marzuki Darusman. “There has been no movement toward a resolution of the crisis”, Mr. Darusman said after a 10-day visit to Bangladesh, Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia. “The situation is at a total standstill.”
 

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