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Unprecedented Effort for Justice

(New York) – Six governments have taken an unprecedented step by requesting the International Criminal Court (ICC) to open an investigation in Venezuela, Human Rights Watch said today. On September 26, 2018, the governments of Argentina…
ICC Venezuela
(Washington, D.C.) The announcement by the International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor that her office will open a preliminary examination of the situation in Venezuela escalates pressure on Venezuelan authorities to stop human rights…
Opposition supporters clash with Venezuela's National Guards during a protest against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's government outside the Supreme Court of Justice in Caracas, Venezuela, March 31, 2017. © 2017 Reuters

Members Should Reaffirm Support for International Court

(Johannesburg) – South Africa’s announced withdrawal from the International Criminal Court (ICC) treaty represents an enormous blow to its commitment to justice for atrocity crimes, Human Rights Watch said today. ICC members…
The Permanent Premises of the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands.

Civil Society Letter to the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of African ICC States Parties on the UN Security Council

Sent March 1, 2011 Your Excellencies, We, the undersigned organizations, urge your government to reconsider support for a United Nations Security Council deferral of investigations and prosecutions of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in Kenya…
U.S. President George W. Bush will be traveling to Africa from July 7-12, visiting Senegal, South Africa, Botswana, Uganda, and Nigeria. This packet from Human Rights Watch includes material for each stop along the way. A brief overview of the Bush…