Crimes Against Humanity

UK Should Not Hinder Palestine's Right to International Criminal Court

Alyn Smith | Posted 19.10.2014 | UK Politics
Alyn Smith

Encouraging the Palestinians to accede to the ICC, which they have been eligible to do since attaining Observer State status at the UN in 2012, would introduce an accountability mechanism that would deter future violence. It would also provide an incentive for each side to stay at the negotiating table.

Burma's President Thein Sein in the Hague At Last

Mark Farmaner | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK Politics
Mark Farmaner

There is a downward spiral of continuing attacks, human rights violations, repression and restrictions on humanitarian aid against the Rohingya. There is impunity from the villager to the President, and as long as this impunity continues, so will the repression and violations of international law.

Hugo Swire, Ethnic Cleansing of Rohingya Isn't a 'Bump in the Road'

Mark Farmaner | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK Politics
Mark Farmaner

Since reforms began the situation of the Rohingya has deteriorated significantly. They have been subjected to two large-scale violent attacks. Human Rights Watch has gathered evidence of human rights violations which could constitute crimes against humanity and ethnic cleansing.

Why Aren't People on the Streets for North Korea?

Benedict Rogers | Posted 05.10.2014 | UK
Benedict Rogers

Why aren't people on the streets in protest at North Korea's crimes in large numbers, the way they are over Gaza or were over the war in Iraq? Why isn't there a mass public movement, of the kind that helped bring down apartheid in South Africa? Why aren't Bono, Richard Gere, George Clooney and Angelina Jolie doing anything to bring the North Korea cause into our hearts and homes?

If the UN Does Not Hold the World's Most Brutal Regime to Account, the World's Citizens Will

Benedict Rogers | Posted 17.08.2014 | UK
Benedict Rogers

Wicked leaders of the awful governments of oppressed countries can no longer ignore public opinion simply because the 'international community' - usually the UN - does nothing to stop the oppression.

Kim Jong-Un - See You in Court

Benedict Rogers | Posted 17.05.2014 | UK
Benedict Rogers

Yesterday Australian judge Michael Kirby, who chaired the United Nations Commission of Inquiry into human rights violations in North Korea, delivered a blisteringly brilliant presentation of his report to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva...

Bringing Up the Bodies in Darfur

Olivia Warham | Posted 05.05.2014 | UK
Olivia Warham

It is bad enough that the international community averts its eyes from the state-sponsored horror that persists in Darfur and elsewhere in Sudan... We compound Darfur's suffering by failing to use our leverage in the region to ensure Bashir faces justice at the ICC.

Reign of Terror Continues in Northern Sri Lanka

Edward Mortimer | Posted 04.05.2014 | UK Politics
Edward Mortimer

Five years after the civil war ended in Sri Lanka, Sri Lankan security forces are still committing crimes against humanity - including rape, sexual vi...

North Korea Is the World's Worst Human Rights Crisis - It Can No Longer Be Its Most Forgotten

Benedict Rogers | Posted 28.04.2014 | UK Politics
Benedict Rogers

North Korea is arguably the world's worst human rights crisis, in the world's most closed nation - but it can no longer be its most forgotten.

North Korea's Kim Jong-Un Is Wanted For Crimes Against Humanity

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 18.02.2014 | UK

North Korea's brutal regime is committing crimes against humanity including the extermination, starvation and enslavement of its population, and its l...

We Three Kims of Orient Are: Time to End North Korea's Reign of Terror

Benedict Rogers | Posted 15.02.2014 | UK
Benedict Rogers

Two years into Kim Jong-Un's reign, and a week after the execution of Jang Song-thaek, it is time to unseal the stone-cold tomb in which North Korea's regime has entrapped itself, end the misery, and hold the dictators to account.

Catching Fire: National Interest and the Central African Republic

Alexandra Buskie | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics
Alexandra Buskie

Time is of the essence. Early action could make the difference between dampening an escalating sectarian conflict and allowing it to blaze unbound. If the international community is unmoved by moral arguments, then surely the security consequences of this situation persuade.

North Korea: Do You Hear the People Sing?

Benedict Rogers | Posted 30.03.2013 | UK
Benedict Rogers

North Korea is ruled by the only dictatorship in the world that is both a dynasty and, in its own propaganda, a deity. If you worship anything other than the Kim family, you end up in one of the prison camps, or kwan-li-so.

Obama is Endorsing a War Criminal in Burma

Nang Seng | Posted 18.01.2013 | UK Politics
Nang Seng

Repression continues in Burma, and international law is still flouted, but what are the consequences for Thein Sein?

Time for Accountability for the Iranian Regime's Leaders

Hossein Abedini | Posted 12.11.2012 | UK Politics
Hossein Abedini

The Iranian people will not stay silent and will continue their protests even in the face of growing executions. The question is whether the international community will find the political resolve to follow their lead.

I Feel Betrayed by Aung San Suu Kyi

Nang Seng | Posted 01.12.2012 | UK Politics
Nang Seng

Many Kachin people are now losing trust in Aung San Suu Kyi, but the only beneficiary of this is the regime. Aung San Suu Kyi was one of the few people who had the ability to gain the trust of all ethnic people. If that trust is lost, then this could be a big problem in the future. The military and their allies have always played divide and rule.

Under Siege: Pictures From Inside Syria

Posted 24.02.2012 | UK

Conditions inside Syrians are worsening for ordinary citizens who have faced weeks of government shelling and sniper fire, and remain besieged inside ...

Video: Syria Accused Of 'Crimes Against Humanity' As Prospect Of Civil War Looms

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 11.01.2012 | UK

The Syrian government is committing “crimes against humanity”, says a human rights group, urging the Arab League to suspend the country's membersh...

Collusion in Torture is the Ultimate Betrayal of our Principles

Daniel Furr | Posted 05.11.2011 | UK Politics
Daniel Furr

In 2004, MI6 provided intelligence to its Libyan counterparts on a dissident and his location. Abdel Hakim Belhadj capture would result in years of torture and abuse, which the United Kingdom colluded in. Memos and documents unearthed by Human Rights Watch provide a damning indictment of British complicity on torture.

Only America Can Stop the Slaughter in Syria

Nehad Ismail | Posted 15.10.2011 | UK
Nehad Ismail

Only America can hasten the end of Bashar al Assad's Syrian Regime Bashar al Assad and his gang must face trial for crimes against humanity. How many...