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Montevideo, September 22nd 2018 - 07:31 UTC

Tag: International Criminal Court (ICC)

  • Thursday, August 23rd 2018 - 09:12 UTC

    The democratic challenge to dictatorships and xenophobia in Latin America

    The panel discussed the democratic clauses of the different institutional bodies in the continent against the erosion of the rule of law

    During the conference entitled “The democratic challenge to the autocracies of the 21st century in Latin America,” organized by the Center for the Opening and Development of Latin America (CADAL) on Tuesday at the Senate of Uruguay, the Government of Venezuela was described as a “dictatorship” and it was exhorted that the democratic governments of the region, especially the Uruguayan government, not be indifferent or “accomplices” against today’s Latin America’s autocratic governments.

  • Tuesday, August 21st 2018 - 08:40 UTC

    Macri to report Venezuelan government to the International Criminal Court

     “For me, there is no doubt: In Venezuela, human rights are systematically violated by steamrolling the opposition and everyone” said president Macri

    Argentine President Mauricio Macri plans to report Venezuela’s government to the International Criminal Court at The Hague for alleged crimes against humanity, according to an interview broadcast on CNN’s Spanish service on Sunday night. Macri said he would seek to refer populist President Nicolas Maduro’s government “in the coming weeks”, and that he had the backing of the presidents of Colombia, Chile and Paraguay.

  • Monday, November 20th 2017 - 11:53 UTC

    Calls for an ICC investigation into abuses of murder and torture by Venezuelan leaders

    ”Nicolas Maduro and his government must pay for this, for these crimes against humanity,” said Luisa Ortega, outside the ICC tribunal in The Hague

    Venezuela’s former attorney general urged the International Criminal Court to launch an investigation into alleged abuses of murder and torture by the leaders of the crisis-hit country. President “Nicolas Maduro and his government must pay for this, for these crimes against humanity,” said Luisa Ortega, after handing over to the tribunal in The Hague a dossier containing 1,000 pieces of evidence.

  • Thursday, November 17th 2016 - 09:38 UTC

    Putin eyes Russia's withdrawal from International Criminal Court after Crimea ruling

    President Vladimir Putin to withdraw from ICC following ruling that an armed conflict exists in Crimea?

    The draft for a presidential decree, available on the internet, would mean that Russia will “accept the proposal of the Russian Ministry of Justice in agreement with the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and other federal bodies of executive power, along with the Russian Supreme Court, the General Prosecutor of the Russian Federation and the Russian Investigative Committee, about sending the Secretary General of the United Nations notice of the intention of the Russian Federation to no longer be a party to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court.”

  • Wednesday, March 18th 2015 - 07:57 UTC

    Argentine jurist elected to head the UN Human Rights Committee

    The HRC is a body of independent experts that monitors implementation of the 1966 International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. Salvioli has been a member since 2009

    Argentine jurist Fabian Salvioli was unanimously elected on Tuesday to lead the UN Human Rights Committee. The 51-year-old lawyer will be presiding over the UN body for one year. Salvioli has been a member of the UN Human Rights Committee since 2009.

  • Friday, March 13th 2015 - 11:02 UTC

    Argentine Judge elected by peers head of the International Criminal Court

    The lawyer and diplomat told UN Radio she was looking forward to working “in fulfilling ICC important mandate for the sake of justice, peace and the rule of law.”

    An Argentine has been elected by her peers to lead the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague. Judges of the ICC, sitting in a plenary session, elected Silvia Fernandez de Gurmendi as president of the court for a three-year term with immediate effect, the organization said in a news release.