27 Mar 2019 - NPWJ News Digest on International Criminal Justice


ICC prosecutor condemns Mali attack, calls for an end to violence
CGTN, 27 Mar 2019

The International Criminal Court prosecutor Fatou Bensouda has condemned the armed attack on the villages of Ogossagou and Welingara in Mopti, central Mali which left at least 134 people dead.


Amnesty slams Brunei's new 'vicious' Islamic criminal laws
Star Tribune, 27 Mar 2019

Amnesty International on Wednesday slammed plans by Brunei to implement what the rights group called "vicious" Islamic criminal laws such as stoning to death for gay sex and amputation for theft.


Islamic State group: Syria's Kurds call for international tribunal
BBC, 27 Mar 2019

The Kurdish-led administration in northern Syria has called for the creation of an international tribunal to try thousands of suspected members of the Islamic State (IS) group.


Why Are We Above International Law?
The Nation, 26 Mar 2019

The Trump administration’s rejection of the International Criminal Court is the latest example of America’s toxic exceptionalism.National Security Adviser John Bolton had already signaled such a move last September in a speech to the Federalist Society. In what The Guardian called an “excoriating attack” on the International Criminal Court, or ICC, Bolton said, “The United States will use any means necessary to protect our citizens and those of our allies from unjust prosecution by this illegitimate court.”


Lankan Tamils Threaten to Take Their Government to International Criminal Court
The Citizen, 26 Mar 2019

Sri Lankan Tamils are standing up for their rights, taking their issues to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) and even threatening to haul Sri Lanka before the International Criminal Court (ICC).