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Burundi: Human rights violations denounced at the UN

05.07.2019 - (Last modified: 22.07.2019)
Killings, kidnappings, arrests and arbitrary detentions, torture… violations of fundamental rights are commonplace in Bu...
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RWM Italia

03.07.2019 - (Last modified: 08.07.2019)
On 8 October 2016, air strikes launched by the coalition led by Saudi Arabia in Deir Al-Hajari, Yemen, killed six civilians. In the place of those strikes, a suspension lug manufactured by the RWM Italia S.p.A was found. Other remnants indicated use of a guided bomb. Testimonies of eye witnesses stipulate that there was no legitimate target in the vicinity of the hous...


03.07.2019 - (Last modified: 12.08.2019)
The brutal crackdown led by the Syrian regime against its civil society since March 2011 escalated in a conflict that caused more than 400’000 deaths, mainly of civilians. The crackdown also included innumerable arbitrary detentions, enforced disappearances, and cases of systematic torture in detention centres. In the early years of the conflict, the regime of Bashar...

Lafarge / Eric Olsen and others

03.07.2019 - (Last modified: 13.08.2019)
Lafarge is a French company created in 1833 and considered as a global leader in construction material and as one of the major actors in cement, aggregates and concrete production. The company is present and active in 61 countries, including Syria. It merged with the Swiss Group Holcim in July 2015. The company declares a sales annual revenue of 8,6 billion euros in t...

Yahya Jammeh

03.07.2019 - (Last modified: 13.08.2019)
Yahya Jammeh was born in 1969 in Kanilai in Gambia. In 1984, he entered gendarmerie and gradually made his way to the top, reaching the position of commander of the military police, a position which he held between 1991 and 1992. On 22 July 1994, he came to power following a coup d’état. A transitional government was subsequently established and lasted until 1996 when...
TRIAL International and Yale Law School’s Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic submitted a General Allegation to...
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Gambia: Women accuse ex-President of sexual violence

26.06.2019 - (Last modified: 22.07.2019)
Yahya Jammeh reportedly forced young women to have sex with him. Some of them received a state salary and worked at the...
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Alongside thousands of others, Lenin Bista was recruited into the Maoist guerrilla when he was 12 years old, during the...
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Nepal’s grand debt to its victims of sexual violence

19.06.2019 - (Last modified: 22.07.2019)
[caption id="attachment_18277" align="alignnone" width="1800"] ©TRIAL International / HRBC[/caption] As we mark the I...
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Supporting a female victim of torture in Burundi

12.06.2019 - (Last modified: 30.07.2019)
In 2014, Sara (real name withheld) was severely tortured in Burundi. Five years later, with no accountability in sight f...
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The hearings began in November 2018, yet they are still far from over. Why? The trial of warlord Ntabo Ntaberi, known as...
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Abu Khuder

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Now 47-year-old Abu Khuder (nom de guerre) has lived in the Netherlands since 2014. He was granted a temporary asylum permit there after fleeing Syria. In 2012, Abu Khuder stated in an interview for The Guardian that in the beginning of the conflict (2011), he worked as an officer in a Syrian border force, the Camel Corps. When the conflict erupted, he joined the Free...
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