13 December 2017 - NPWJ News Digest International Criminal Justice


EU leaders complicit in torture of refugees and migrants, Amnesty says
by The Guardian, 13 Dec 2017

European leaders stand accused by Amnesty International of being knowingly complicit in the torture and exploitation of thousands of migrants and refugees by the EU-financed Libyan coastguard and officials running the country’s detention camps.


Gambia: Truth Commission to Uncover Jammeh Abuses
by Amnesty International , 13 Dec 2017

(Banjul) – Gambia’s truth commission bill, to be debated on December 13, 2017, is an important opportunity to shed light on human rights violations committed during the rule of former President Yahya Jammeh, Human Rights Watch said today. The National Assembly should amend the Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission bill to prohibit amnesties for those responsible for extrajudicial killings, enforced disappearances, rape, or torture, in accordance with international law and practice.