The Afghan government must work with the International Criminal Court to investigate those responsible for war crimes and crimes against humanity in Afghanistan, Amnesty International said today, after an attack on a Kabul hotel claimed by the Taleban left at least 10 people dead.
The head of Egypt’s military intelligence has promised Amnesty International that the army will no longer carry out forced ‘virginity tests’ after defending their use, during a meeting with the organisation in Cairo on Sunday.
Amnesty International Secretary General Salil Shetty today met Major General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, Head of the Military Intelligence Department and member of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF), and Deputy Prime Minister Yehia El Gamal at the end of his weeklong visit to Egypt.
Tunisia took an important step towards strengthening fundamental human rights today by joining the International Criminal Court (ICC).
At a ceremony at the UN in New York, Tunisia became the 116th state party to the Rome Statute, which set up the ICC to investigate and prosecute cases of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity worldwide.
Forces loyal to Libyan Colonel Mu’ammar al-Gaddafi are once again targeting civilians in Misratah by firing rockets, some containing ball bearings, into the city’s residential areas, Amnesty International said today.