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The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda Closes its Doors


The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda was created by the UN Security Council in 1994, as a response to the genocide against the Tutsis happening in the country at the time. Its main mission was to prosecute criminals responsible for the genocide as well as serious violations of international humanitarian law committed in Rwanda, between January 1st and December 31st, 1994.

Too Many Child Soldiers are Fighting in South Sudan


Both the government Sudan People’s Liberation Army (the SPLA) and the rebel Sudan People’s Liberation Army-in Opposition have fought with children. The report from Human Rights Watch is based on interviews from both 2014 and 2015, with 101 children associated with armed forces and groups from Dinka, Nuer and Shilluk tribes, mostly from the three states of Unity, Jonglei and Upper Nile.

Saudi blogger Raïf Badawi receives Sakharov Price (in abstentia) from the Strasbourg European Parliament


The Sakharov price was created in 1988 by the European parliament, seating in Strasbourg (France) to award eminent defenders of Human rights and the freedom of thought. Its entitlement belongs to the Soviet physicist and dissident, Andrei Dmitrievich Sakharov (1921-1989), whose admirable fight for the respect of human rights inspired the European deputies.


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