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"Sometimes you cannot apply the rules" – Syrian rebels and IHL

"Sometimes you cannot apply the rules" – Syrian rebels and IHL

carolyn.simon@hrc.org May 13, 2013 0

DUBAI 13 May 2013 (IRIN) - In recent months, Syrian rebels have faced increasing criticism for violations of international humanitarian law (IHL) and human rights law.

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Analysis: A long road ahead for justice in Côte d’Ivoire

Analysis: A long road ahead for justice in Côte d’Ivoire

carolyn.simon@hrc.org May 3, 2013 0

ABIDJAN 03 May 2013 (IRIN) - Wary of a backlash, Côte d’Ivoire’s government has hesitated to charge its own supporters of crimes committed during the 2010-2011 poll violence, something that has raised doubts

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Uganda pilots mobile courts for refugees

Uganda pilots mobile courts for refugees

carolyn.simon@hrc.org April 23, 2013 0

KAMPALA 23 April 2013 (IRIN) - Uganda's government and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) have launched a pilot mobile court system to improve access to justice for victims of crimes in Nakivale, the

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How justice works in Pakistan’s tribal areas and beyond

How justice works in Pakistan’s tribal areas and beyond

carolyn.simon@hrc.org February 20, 2013 0

PESHAWAR 20 February 2013 (IRIN) - Justice in Pakistan's tribal border areas is a contested issue. “We are quite clear what justice is

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NIGERIA: Failure to prosecute

NIGERIA: Failure to prosecute

dan.rafter@hrc.org November 29, 2012 0

LONDON 29 November 2012 (IRIN) - The major atrocities in northern Nigeria’s violent insurgency have been widely reported: church bombings, including an attack on Christmas Day; attacks on government buildings, newspaper offices, and

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Analysis: Whither human rights in Indonesia?

Analysis: Whither human rights in Indonesia?

November 26, 2012 0

JAKARTA 26 November 2012 (IRIN) - Victims of alleged human rights violations in Indonesia, a country where human rights courts set up in 2000 have yet to convict a single case, are facing

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BURKINA FASO-NIGER: ICJ completes hearings on border dispute

BURKINA FASO-NIGER: ICJ completes hearings on border dispute

October 18, 2012 0

THE HAGUE/OUGADOUGOU 18 October 2012 (IRIN) - Ordinary people in two of West Africa’s poorest countries stand to gain if conflict is avoided and a long-standing border dispute is resolved amicably: As hearings

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LIBERIA: Out-of-court justice

LIBERIA: Out-of-court justice

carolyn.simon@hrc.org August 23, 2012 0

GANTA 23 August 2012 (IRIN) - "We don't get much sleep now because there are people calling night and day," says Jesco Davis, who represents the Catholic Justice and Peace Commission (JPC), a

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