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September 2017
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 Highlights

Myanmar: NPWJ strongly condemns escalation in violence against Rohingya in Western Rakhine State
 

No Peace Without Justice (NPWJ) strongly condemns the new spiral of brutal violence faced by the long-persecuted Rohingya Muslim minority in Myanmar and calls for urgent international action to halt the abuses taking place there.
 
We also urge the Myanmar authorities to take immediate action to ensure protection of all communities in the State, including stopping military abuses targeting the Rohingya, to ensure accountability for human rights violations and to allow full and unfettered humanitarian assistance to people in need.
 
Crucially, the Myanmar authorities should address the long-standing and systematic discrimination and segregation the Rohingya community and other Muslims in Rakhine have suffered for decades. As a first step, authorities must move swiftly to implement recommendations outlined in the recent report by the Kofi Annan-led Advisory Commission on Rakhine State, which includes amending the country’s discriminatory citizenship laws.
 
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Alison Smith is Director of the International Criminal Justice Program of No Peace Without Justice

Libya: NPWJ welcomes ICC warrant for LNA Special Forces Commander Al-Werfalli
 

No Peace Without Justice (NPWJ) welcomes today’s decision by the ICC as a renewed prospect towards addressing the prevalent culture of impunity in Libya and bringing the issues of justice and accountability to the centre of negotiations to end the ongoing conflict and political crisis.
 
This warrant sends a clear message that those who perpetrate or order horrendous crimes and serious human rights abuses are not above the law and will not remain unpunished. We call on the Libyan authorities to comply with this arrest warrant and take immediate steps to facilitate the surrender of Mr al-Werfalli to the ICC. We strongly urge the ICC to expand its investigations in Libya and include other crimes being committed every day throughout the country. We also encourage the ICC to intensify its outreach for Libya, to ensure the population can follow and be engaged with these latest developments before the ICC.
 
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 NPWJ events

NPWJ contributes to conference on “Combating Illicit Trade: Progress, Challenges and Collaborative Solutions”
 

On 27-28 September 2017, the Financial Times – in partnership with PMI IMPACT – organised a conference to address the quickly evolving risk of illicit trade. The event brought together business executives, thought leaders and senior policy makers to discuss the core opportunities and challenges for multisector action to fight illegal trade and related crimes.
 
Niccolo Figa-Talamanca, Secretary Genral of No Peace Without Justice (NPWJ), contributed as a speaker to the conference which looked at the concerns of different stakeholder groups and advance solutions to address the root causes of illegal commerce, the changing nature of the issue and the priority areas for action.
 
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 NPWJ press releases

NPWJ contributes to conference on “Combating Illicit Trade: Progress, Challenges and Collaborative Solutions”
London, 27 - 28 September 2017

Myanmar: NPWJ strongly condemns escalation in violence against Rohingya in Western Rakhine State
Brussels-Rome, 6 September 2017

Libya: NPWJ welcomes ICC warrant for LNA Special Forces Commander Al-Werfalli
Brussels-Rome, 15 August 2017

 NPWJ in the news


 

Passing of M. Cherif Bassiouni, “the Godfather of International Criminal Law”
CICC News, 26 September 2017

ICC orders former Mali rebel to pay $3.2 million in reparation
CGTN Africa, 17 August 2017, 17 August 2017

Will Christians return to Mosul post-Islamic State?
by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press, 19 July 2017

ICC South Africa Ruling: Interview with Alison Smith, Director of No Peace without Justice Program
TRT World TV, 12 July 2017

Intervista a Niccolò Figà Talamanca sulla grave situazione economica di Non c'è Pace Senza Giustizia
Radio Radicale, 29 June 2017

Non fermate Ban FGM (la campagna contro le mutilazioni genitali). L’appello di Emma Bonino
di Gianna Fregonara, Corriere della Sera, 15 June 2017

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