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TRIAL had actively engaged in the consultation procedure for the implementation of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court into Swiss law from its very early stages: it provided a detailed expert analysis of the initial draft of amendments to the Swiss Criminal Code, as well as relevant statements concerning some important aspects of the project. TRIAL...

BiH: a whole family abducted

27.07.2009 - (Last modified: 17.07.2017)
In July 2009, an individual communication against Bosnia-Herzegovina (BiH) has been submitted to the Human Rights Committee concerning the enforced disappearance of Fikret Prutina. The Advocacy Center TRIAL (ACT) is representing Fatima Prutina, wife of the disappeared. On 4 May 1992, Fikret Prutina was arrested in Svrake (BiH) by the Serb army together with his...
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This decision will allow the NGO to better defend of the interests of victims of international crimes before the various organs of the United Nations.  Geneva, 27 July 2009. The United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) today granted TRIAL (Track Impunity Always) consultative status. ECOSOC is the organ of the United Nations which has specific responsi...
Severe torture inflicted on Mr. Nouar Abdelmalek In July 2009, the Advocacy Center TRIAL (ACT) filed an individual communication against Algeria before the Committee against Torture on behalf of Mr. Nouar Abdelmalek. This is the fourteenth application submitted against Algeria by ACT. A former member of the Algerian army, Mr. Abdelmalek was arrested twice in...

International Justice Day and Geneva Conventions: take the quiz

17.07.2009 - (Last modified: 17.07.2017)
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Celebrating International Justice Day (July 17, 2009), and considering the upcoming 60th anniversary of the Geneva Conventions (August 12, 2009), TRIAL launches an online quiz. How much do you know about the Geneva Conventions. Would you qualifiy to be an ICRC delegate? Would you be accepted as prosecutor in an international court? Or, on the contrary, are S...
TRIAL submits a General Allegation on Bosnia and Herzegovina to the United Nations Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances Under its mandate, the United Nations Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances (UNWGEID) can transmit to the governments concerned a summary of allegations received from relatives of disappeared people and NGOs wi...

Algeria: enforced disappearance of Farid Faraoun

07.06.2009 - (Last modified: 17.07.2017)
Farid Faraoun case at the United Nations Human Rights Committee In May 2009, the Advocacy Center TRIAL (ACT) submitted an individual communication to the United Nations Human Rights Committee in the name of Mouni Aouali, Feryale Faraoun et Fatiha Bouregba on behalf of their husband, father and son, Farid Faraoun. This is the thirteenth application submitted...
TRIAL and OMCT submit an amicus curiae brief to the Inter-American Court on Human Rights on the Right to Personal Integrity and the Right to Dignity In April 2009 TRIAL - through it's Advocacy Center TRIAL (ACT) - and the World Organization against Torture (OMCT) submitted a joint amicus curiae brief to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in the case Campo Alg...

Algeria: without news from her son since 1993

09.03.2009 - (Last modified: 17.07.2017)
Rabiha Mihoubi v. Algeria at the United Nations Human Rights Committee At the beginning of March 2009, the Advocacy Center – TRIAL (ACT) submitted an individual communication to the United Nations Human Rights Committee in the name of Rabiha Mihoubi on behalf of her son, Nour-Eddine Mihoubi.  This is the twelfth application submitted against Algeria by ACT. D...

Duvalier money returned to Haïti: NGOs are "relieved"

12.02.2009 - (Last modified: 17.07.2017)
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Two years have already passed - without results It has been exactly two years since the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons From Enforced Disappearance opened for signature in Paris, but Switzerland had yet to sign this important human rights instrument. Today, the Swiss Coalition for the International Criminal Court, a group of a dozen Sw...

Algeria: Abdelkrim Azizi, tortured in his own house

30.01.2009 - (Last modified: 17.07.2017)
Khaoukha Marouf v. Algeria at the United Nations Human Rights Committee At the end of January 2009, the Advocacy Center – TRIAL (ACT) submitted an individual communication to the United Nations Human Rights Committee in the name of Khaoukha Marouf on behalf of her husband and her son, Abdelkrim Azizi and Abdessamad Azizi. This is the eleventh application sub...
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