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Enforced disappearance of Sahraoui AYACHE in August 1994

12.02.2016 - (Last modified: 15.09.2016)
In June 2011, TRIAL lodged an individual complaint before the United Nations Human Rights Committee on behalf of Ms Aïcha Dehimi and Miss Nouara Ayache. These women were acting in the name of their son and brother, M. Sahraoui Ayache, kidnapped on 12 August 1994 in Constantine and who has been missing ever since. His disappearance occurred during a widespread campaign...

Enforced disappearance of Rachid SASSENE in May 1996

12.02.2016 - (Last modified: 15.09.2016)
In December 2010, TRIAL lodged an individual complaint before the United Nations Human Rights Committee on behalf of Ms Bariza Zaier, spouse of Rachid Sassene. She acts in the name of her husband, kidnapped on 18 May 1996 in Constantine, and missing ever since. He disappeared during a widespread campaign of forced disappearances in Algeria between 1992 and 1998. Mr...

Enforced Disappearance of M. Farid Faraoun in February 1997

12.02.2016 - (Last modified: 15.09.2016)
During the month of May 2009, TRIAL submitted an individual communication against Algeria to the United Nations Human Rights Committee on behalf of Aouali Mounie, Faraoun Feryale and Bouregba Fatiha each acting respectively in their capacity as wife, daughter and mother of Mr. Farid Faraoun. This is now the thirteenth case to be lodged against Algeria by TRIAL....
Sarajevo - After several years of legal battle, the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina sentenced several soldiers of the Republika Srpksa Army (VRS) to 10 years each in prison for war crime. Bosiljko and Ostoja Markovic; were found guilty for rapes committed in Kotor Varoš district against a woman of Croatian nationality in June 1992. For the very first time in BiH histo...
The United Nations delivered landmark decisions by giving justice to three conflict-era victims in Nepal. The decisions, rendered by one of the most prominent international human rights bodies, send a message of hope to the families of all victims of enforced disappearances and torture in the country. As widespread impunity still prevails in post-conflict Nepal, the G...

Justice for victims of the Gaddafi regime

19.05.2014 - (Last modified: 12.07.2017)
Geneva, London, May 19 2014 - The United Nations has adopted a landmark decision condemning Libya for the enforced disappearance of two high-ranking political opponents of Colonel Gaddafi’s regime. The complaints regarding the cases of Jaballa Hamed Matar and Izzat Yousef Al-Maqrif were filed by NGO TRIAL on behalf of the sons of the disappeared. Hisham Matar and Youc...
Introduction TRIAL lodged an individual complaint before the United Nations Human Rights Committee on behalf of Mrs.Rabiha Mihoubi in March 2009. She acts in the name of her son, Nour-Eddine Mihoubi, who was kidnapped January 27, 1993 in Bou Saâda and has been missing since. He disappeared during a widespread campaign of forced disappearances in Algeria between 1992...

Enforced disappearance of Mohamed Lemmiz

21.01.2014 - (Last modified: 09.11.2016)
Introduction In May 2008, TRIAL submitted an individual communication to the United Nations Human Rights Committee on behalf of Mrs. Taous Azouz, acting on behalf of her son, Mohamed Lemmiz. The latter disappeared after having been arrested by members of the Algerian army. This incident occurred within the general context of the enforced disappearance of thousands of...

Enforced disappearance of Djillali Larbi

21.01.2014 - (Last modified: 09.11.2016)
Introduction In October 2008, TRIAL submitted an individual communication to the United Nations Human Rights Committee on behalf of Djelloul Larbi, acting in the name of his father, Djillali Larbi. The latter was arrested by the Algerian police on 25 May 1994. He was subsequently detained for three weeks in different local police stations, and was transferred to an u...

Will Algeria finally take action after further UN condemnations?

21.01.2014 - (Last modified: 12.07.2017)
Five Algerian victims of enforced disappearances have recently obtained justice before the UN as a result of TRIAL’s ongoing efforts. This brings the number of condemnations against Algeria by the UN Human Rights Committee (HRC) to about twenty but, so far, Algeria has taken no steps to implement these decisions. TRIAL calls on Algerian authorities to do everything po...
TRIAL just won a seventh case against Algeria before the United Nations Human Rights Committee concerning Mr. Djaafar Sahbi's enforced disappearance in 1995.. The NGO welcomes the Committee's decision and hopes that light will be shed on the serious human rights violations that took place during the Algerian internal conflict and that impunity will no longer protect t...

Impunity in Nepal: alternative report to Human Rights Committee

26.04.2013 - (Last modified: 13.07.2017)
In March 2014, the UN Human Rights Committee will review Nepal’s compliance with its obligations under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, a core human rights treaty it has been a party to since 1991. As Nepal submitted its state party report almost 14 years later, this will be the first time the Human Rights Committee has the opportunity to scru...
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