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Enforced disappearance among marginalized ethnic group in Nepal

19.04.2021 - (Last modified: 15.07.2021)
Mr. Nandalal Chauhan belongs to marginalized Madhesi community of Nepal. Wrongly accused of entertaining Maoist sympathi...
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UJAR 2021: the impact of coronavirus on universal jurisdiction

12.04.2021 - (Last modified: 07.05.2021)
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The year 2020 will remain in memories, by and large, as a period unlike any other. The covid-19 pandemic has turned arou...
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Quentin (real name withheld) belongs to a Burundian opposition party that has been targeted by the authorities. In 2014,...
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Hamid Noury

08.04.2021
FACTS During the war between Iraq and Iran, Iran’s Leader, Rouhollah Khomeini issued an order to execute all prisoners who were supporting the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI), an outlawed opposition group, as well as leftist prisoners. Prisoners at the Karaj prison, close to Tehran, were brought before so-called “death commissions” that ordered their a...

Eugène Rwamucyo

25.03.2021
Facts Eugène Rwamucyo is a Rwandan citizen. He was the head of the Center of Public Health of the University of Butare, Rwanda, during the genocide in 1994. He is accused of having supervised the burial of Tutsi victims and of finishing off those already injured in the Butare prefecture. Procedure On 23 April 2007, the Collectif des parties civiles p...
Facts Austrian prosecuting authorities are investigating alleged crimes against humanity and war crimes committed by the Military Intelligence, Air Force Intelligence and General Intelligence Services including murder, extermination, torture, serious bodily harm and deprivation of liberty – in particular a former General of the General Intelligence Services...
Sakhi means friend in Nepalese, it is the pseudonym chosen by a young woman full of courage to share her story. Victim o...
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Michael Sang Correa

22.03.2021 - (Last modified: 06.04.2021)
Facts Michael Sang Correa is an alleged former member of the Junglers, a paramilitary unit in The Gambia. The Junglers are believed to be responsible for carrying out widespread human rights abuses on behalf of former Gambian President Yahya Jammeh. Under his rule, from 1994 to 2016, human rights violations, including enforced disappearances, torture, extrajudicial k...

Abdul Razaq Arif

22.03.2021 - (Last modified: 08.04.2021)
Facts Abdul Razaq Arif is a dual Afghan and Dutch citizen. He is alleged to have been the commander and the head of the Department of Political Affairs of the Pul-e-Charki prison in Kabul in the 1980s. The prison was reportedly notorious for its inhumane regimen during the Soviet-Afghan war, with detainees being illegally imprisoned, tortured and subjected to inhuman...

Luis Esteban Kyburg

19.03.2021
Facts Between 1976 and 1983, the dictatorship in Argentina headed by Jorge Rafael Videla developed a policy of state terrorism, resulting in scores of human rights violations and crimes against humanity. Among these, at least 30’000 persons were forcibly disappeared for opposing the regime. It is also known that, in many cases, state officials tortured captive pregna...

Nurten J.

19.03.2021
Facts Nurten J. is a German national. According to the indictment, she traveled to Syria with her three-year-old daughter in February 2015 to join the Islamic State (ISIS). She married a high-ranking ISIS member and they lived in free apartments provided by ISIS after the owners had fled or were displaced. The accused regularly invited to the apartment a friend who e...

Omaima A.

19.03.2021
Facts Omaima A. is a German-Tunisian national. She traveled in January 2015, with her three underage children, from Turkey to Syria to settle there. By taking care of the household and children, she enabled her husband to participate in the hostilities as a fighter. Between spring and summer 2015 Omaima A. held a 13-year-old Yazidi girl, who was entrusted to her by a...
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