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Côte d’Ivoire: Former militia leader’s transfer to the ICC a first step to justice - 20 March 2014

Headline Title:  Côte d’Ivoire: Former militia leader’s transfer to the ICC a first step to justice The decision taken today by Côte d’Ivoire to send former militia leader Charles Blé Goudé, accused of crimes against humanity, to the International Criminal Court (ICC) is a key step towards justic The decision taken today by Côte d’Ivoire to send former militia leader Charles Blé Goudé, accused of crimes against humanity, to the International Criminal Court (ICC) is a key step towards justice for the victims of serious crimes following elections three years ago, said Amnesty International.  Media Node:  Charles Ble Goude Story Location:  Ivory Coast 5° 23' 40.8336" N, 3° 57' 57.8304" W “This is a case we have been concerned about for a year. Charles Blé Goudé will now be handed over to face justice at the ICC, bringing hope to some of the victims of the violence that plagued Cote d’Ivoire in 2010 and 2011 ” Source:  Tawanda Hondora, Deputy Director, Law and Policy, Amnesty International Date:  Thu, 20/03/2014 URL:  Côte d’Ivoire: Militia leader accused of crimes against humanity must be detained lawfully Description:  News story, 17 January 2014

Sudan: Half a million civilians forced to flee as violence intensifies in Darfur - 14 March 2014

Headline Title:  Sudan: Half a million civilians forced to flee as violence intensifies in Darfur Almost half a million people have been forced from their homes over the last year as violence intensified in war-torn Darfur, said Amnesty International in a report published today. Almost half a million people have been forced from their homes over the last year as violence intensified in war-torn Darfur, said Amnesty International in a report published today. Media Node:  Sudan Twitter Tag:  Sudan Story Location:  Sudan 13° 48' 28.9044" N, 24° 15' 35.3196" E “Deliberate attacks in civilian areas with the intent of killing and injuring people is a war crime and demonstrates a disregard for the most basic principles of international humanitarian law. ” Source:  Michelle Kagari, East Africa Deputy Director at Amnesty International. URL:  "We can’t endure any more”: attacks against civilians in Central Darfur Description:  Read the full report

RDC: Todo lo que es preciso saber sobre la histórica causa contra Germain Katanga - 6 March 2014

Headline Title:  RDC: Todo lo que es preciso saber sobre la causa contra Germain Katanga Mañana, la Corte Penal Internacional dictará sentencia en la causa contra Germain Katanga, ex líder de las Fuerzas  de Resistencia Patriótica de Ituri, grupo armado de oposición de la Repúblic Mañana, la Corte Penal Internacional dictará sentencia en la causa contra Germain Katanga, ex líder de las Fuerzas  de Resistencia Patriótica de Ituri, grupo armado de oposición de la República Democrática del Congo. He aquí todo lo que es preciso saber sobre esta causa histórica. Media Node:  Katanga_es Story Location:  Congo (Kinshasa) 13° 43' 52.9716" S, 21° 37' 15.9384" E

Global call to make 3rd anniversary of Syria crisis the last marked by bloodshed - 13 March 2014

Headline Title:  Global call to make 3rd anniversary of Syria crisis the last marked by bloodshed   Across the world thousands of people will mark the 3rd anniversary of the crisis in Syria with candlelit vigils, the lighting up of iconic locations and the release of Banksy-inspired red balloons carrying messages of hope to Syrians.  Media Node:  #WithSyria VIDEO: #WithSyria At a Glance:  4 million+ are displaced inside Syria9.3 million Syrians are in need of humanitarian assistance2.4 million+ refugees have fled Syria1/4 million Syrians are living in areas under siege2.7 million Syrian children are out of school3/4 of refugees are women and children100,000+ people have been killed10,000+ children have been killed Twitter Tag:  WithSyria Story Location:  الجمهورية العربية السورية 34° 17' 50.5968" N, 37° 22' 31.7568" E “Civilians in Syria have been subjected to countless human rights violations over the last three years, not least in the context of ongoing armed sieges. The UN resolution on humanitarian access is an opportunity for the international community to push hard for the sieges to end and unfettered access to be given to independent humanitarian organizations. That opportunity must not be allowed to slip away. ” Source:  Salil Shetty, Amnesty International's Secretary General Date:  Thu, 13/03/2014 URL:  #WithSyria Description:  Official campaign page URL:  Syria: Yarmouk under siege - a horror story of war crimes, starvation and death Description:  News story/report, 10 March 2014 URL:  End the suffering of besieged civilians in Syria Description:  Take action URL:  UN Security Council: Adoption of resolution offers first sign of hope for Syria Description:  News story, 22 February 2014

RDC/CPI : Germain Katanga a été déclaré coupable de crimes de guerre et de crimes contre l’humanité - 7 March 2014

Headline Title:  Germain Katanga déclaré coupable de crimes de guerre et crimes contre l La Cour pénale internationale (CPI) a reconnu coupable Germain Katanga, dirigeant rebelle de la République démocratique du Congo (RDC), de participation à une attaque violente au cours de laquelle La Cour pénale internationale (CPI) a reconnu coupable Germain Katanga, dirigeant rebelle de la République démocratique du Congo (RDC), de participation à une attaque violente au cours de laquelle des civils ont été massacrés dans un village de l’est de la RDC. Media Node:  Katanga_fr Story Location:  Congo (Kinshasa) 15° 46' 9.0804" S, 22° 9' 8.7804" E “Ce verdict rendra quelque peu justice aux victimes et nous espérons qu’il incitera la RDC à prendre en charge d’autres affaires qui ont jusqu’à présent bénéficié de l’impunité” Source:  Stephanie Barbour, responsable du Centre d’Amnesty International pour la justice internationale URL:  DRC: All you need to know about the historic case against Germain Katanga Description:  Article, 6 mars 2014

RDC/CPI: Katanga declarado culpable de crímenes de guerra y crímenes de lesa humanidad - 7 March 2014

Headline Title:  RDC/CPI: Katanga declarado culpable de crímenes de guerra y crímenes de lesa humanidad La Corte Penal Internacional (CPI) ha declarado a Germain Katanga, líder rebelde de la República Democrática del Congo (RDC), culpable de participar en un despiadado ataque contra un pueblo de la r La Corte Penal Internacional (CPI) ha declarado a Germain Katanga, líder rebelde de la República Democrática del Congo (RDC), culpable de participar en un despiadado ataque contra un pueblo de la región oriental del Congo en el que se cometió una matanza de civiles. Media Node:  Katanga_es Story Location:  Congo (Kinshasa) 15° 46' 9.0804" S, 22° 9' 8.7804" E “El fallo dará a las víctimas cierta justicia y confiamos en que esto impulse a la RDC a abordar otros casos que hasta ahora han quedado impunes.” Source:  Stephanie Barbour, directora de la oficina del Centro de Justicia Internacional de Amnistía Internacional URL:  DRC: All you need to know about the historic case against Germain Katanga Description:  Artículo, 6 de marzo de 2014

DRC/ICC: Katanga found guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity - 7 March 2014

Headline Title:  DRC/ICC: Katanga found guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity The International Criminal Court has convicted Germain Katanga, a rebel leader from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) for his part in a vicious attack on a village in eastern Congo where civil The International Criminal Court has convicted Germain Katanga, a rebel leader from the Democratic Republic of Congo for his part in a vicious attack on a village in eastern Congo where civilians were massacred. Media Node:  Katanga Story Location:  Congo (Kinshasa) 15° 46' 9.0804" S, 22° 9' 8.7804" E “The verdict will provide victims with a measure of some justice and we hope that this will spur the DRC to tackle other cases that have so far escaped justice. ” Source:  Stephanie Barbour, Head of Office, Amnesty International’s Centre for International Justice. URL:  DRC: All you need to know about the historic case against Germain Katanga Description:  Feature, 6 March 2014

DRC: All you need to know about the historic case against Germain Katanga - 6 March 2014

Headline Title:  DRC: All you need to know about the case against Katanga Tomorrow, the International Criminal Court will hand down its verdict in the case against Germain Katanga, former leader of the Patriotic Resistance Force in Ituri, an armed opposition group in the Tomorrow, the International Criminal Court will hand down its verdict in the case against Germain Katanga, former leader of  an armed opposition group in the DRC. Here, all you need to know about the case. Media Node:  Katanga Story Location:  Congo (Kinshasa) 13° 43' 52.9716" S, 21° 37' 15.9384" E

Chad/CAR: New humanitarian crisis for those fleeing violence in CAR - 5 March 2014

Headline Title:  Chad/CAR: New humanitarian crisis for those fleeing violence in CAR   Thousands of people forced to flee the violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) are now facing another humanitarian catastrophe in neighbouring Chad, said Amnesty International. Media Node:  Chad evacuees from CAR Twitter Tag:  CARcrisis Story Location:  Chad 9° 17' 11.274" N, 25° 29' 17.8116" E “The situation is quite dire. We saw people who had been living in the open for weeks waiting for promised assistance. The rainy season is about to start, rendering many areas inaccessible, and bringing the added threat of waterborne diseases.” Source:  Christian Mukosa, Central Africa Researcher at Amnesty International Date:  Wed, 05/03/2014 “It is unacceptable for thousands of men, women and children who were forced to leave CAR fearing for their lives, to die here in Chad for lack of even the most basic assistance. ” Source:  Christian Mukosa URL:  CAR: Urgent action needed by the UN Security Council to address crisis Description:  News story, 28 February 2014 URL:  Life in the midst of horror in the Central African Republic Description:  Feature, 18 February 2014 URL:  Central African Republic: Ethnic cleansing and sectarian killings Description:  News story/briefing, 12 February 2014 URL:  Counting bodies in the Central African Republic Description:  Blog, 12 February 2014

Le Conseil de sécurité des Nations unies est exhorté à renforcer l’embargo sur les armes en Somalie

La décision du Conseil de sécurité des Nations unies d’assouplir l’embargo international sur les armes à destination de la Somalie l’an dernier semble avoir contribué à une augmentation de l’insécurité et du nombre de violations des droits humains, qui se solde par des centaines de morts civiles chaque mois, a déclaré Amnesty International en demandant le rétablissement d’un embargo strict.   

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