12 June 2019 - NPWJ News Digest on International Criminal Justice


Strengthen the International Criminal Court
Chatham House, 12 Jun 2019

The ICC has been criticized for slow proceedings, weak management and ineffective prosecutions. The good news is that pragmatic reform need not entail fundamental treaty amendment; a culture change and more realistic expectations would go a long way.


India officials stop Amnesty International event in Kashmir
Fox News, 12 Jun 2019

Authorities in the Indian-controlled portion of Kashmir have stopped Amnesty International from holding an event to release a report on detention of activists in the disputed region under a law which allows people to be held for up to two years without trial.


Denouncing US Bullying of ICC, Rights Groups Demand Afghan War Crimes Victims Get Their Day in Court
Common Dreams, 10 Jun 2019

Demanding that the pleas for justice from victims of Afghanistan war crimes be heard, human rights organizations on Monday filed an appeal against the International Criminal Court's recent decision not to probe the alleged abuses.


Palestine considers ICC complaint against US envoy Friedman
AlJazeera, 09 Jun 2019

The Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates is considering filing a complaint against the US Ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, at the International Criminal Court (ICC) over his recent comments on the long-awaited US peace plan.