International Law

Turkey Pushes Genocide Denial

Turkey Pushes Genocide Denial

Ben Cohen | @BenCohenOpinion 12.05.2012 - 11:35 AM

 

In 1915, when stories of the systematic extermination of the Armenian minority in Anatolia by the Ottoman authorities started to surface in the Western press, Turkish diplomats were rapidly mobilized to deny the reports. “All those who have been killed were of that rebellious element,” the Turkish consul in New York, Djelal Munif Bey, told the New York Times, “who were caught red-handed or while otherwise committing traitorous acts against the Turkish Government, and not women and children, as some of these fabricated reports would have the Americans believe.”

Hague war court acquits Croat Generals Gotovina and Markac

 

Hague war court acquits Croat Generals Gotovina and Markac

16 November 2012

 

 

A war crimes court in The Hague has overturned the convictions of two Croatian generals charged with atrocities against Serbs in the 1990s.

Appeals judges ordered the release of Ante Gotovina and Mladen Markac.

Yugoslav Tribunal Overturns Croatian Guilty Verdicts

Yugoslav Tribunal Overturns Croatian Guilty Verdicts

Spiegel Online
16 November 2012
The Yugoslav war crimes tribunal in The Hague on Friday overturned the convictions of two Croatian generals for committing war crimes during the 1990s break-up of Yugoslavia. While Croatia has hailed the decision, Serbia is calling the decision "scandalous."

The Kurds’ Evolving Strategy: The Struggle Goes Political in Turkey

 

The Kurds’ Evolving Strategy: The Struggle Goes Political in Turkey

Aliza Marcus

The new face of the Kurdish rebel fight in Turkey could easily be Zeynep, a thirty-year-old university graduate with a full-time management job in Diyarbakir, the unofficial capital of the Kurdish southeast.

UN Security Council: Press Libya on ICC Cooperation, Impunity

UN Security Council: Press Libya on ICC Cooperation, Impunity

 

Human Rights Watch, 6 November 2012

(New York) – Members of the United Nations Security Council should send a strong message to Libya to cooperate with the International Criminal Court (ICC), Human Rights Watch said today. The Council should also press the recently appointed Libyan authorities on accountability for serious and ongoing crimes.The new ICC prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, will brief the Security Council on her Libya investigation on November 7, 2012.

Turkey's Kurds' critical hunger strike

Turkey's Kurds' critical hunger strike

 

Julia Harte, Foreign Policy, 6 November 2012

The last time Erkan Yildirim visited his imprisoned wife, Pervin, she told him about her recent meeting with their colleague, Fatma. "Pervin said Fatma was very sluggish, that her eyes were slowly darkening, that two or three people had to bring her to and from the bathroom," says Yildirim, nearly choking on the words. At that time, Fatma had been on a hunger strike for more than a month.

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