More than 200 Entities Reinforce Motion Against Bolsonaro at Hague Tribunal

Brasil de Fato The Brazilian Association of Jurists for Democracy (ABJD) gained the support of 223 civil organizations, political parties and social movements in Brazil, in their motion against president Jair Bolsonaro at the International Criminal Court (ICC). Last Tuesday (11th), support from these entities was officially filed at the Tribunal, as an endorsement of…

Guayana Esequiba, a Robbery, Various Courts, and Great Riches

Marco Teruggi The International Court of Justice in the Hague has begun the debate to decide whether it has jurisdiction to deal with the request of Guyana with respect to the territory known as Esequibo, which is disputed with Venezuela. What is behind this request? Why is it occurring now and what is does the…

Three Political Fronts Where Chavism Has Taken the Offensive in 2020

Misión Verdad The popular mobilization of women and men in civic-military union and the measures of social protection and promotion are the driving forces of Chavismo. Photo: Archives A crisis that is not only circumstantial or regional, but systemic and global, has been catalyzed by the pandemic that branches out from the geopolitical to the…

Chile: Sebastian Piñera Invokes a Genocidal Former President to Call for “Unity”

Businessman and President of Chile, Sebastián Piñera Echeñique, criticized and denounced by various international human rights organizations for the systematic violations of human rights in Chile, particularly in the face of the well-known rebellion that began on October 18, 2019, and for the constant repression of Mapuche communities, recalled in his address on May 21…

What You Need to Know About the ICC Investigation of War Crimes in Occupied Palestine

Romana Rubeo  and Ramzy Baroud Fatou Bensouda, Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), has, once and for all, settled the doubts on the Court’s jurisdiction to investigate war crimes committed in occupied Palestine. On April 30, Bensouda released a 60-page document diligently laying down the legal bases for that decision, concluding that “the Prosecution…

Covid-19: Crimes Against Humanity Charges Pressed Against Bolsonaro at ICC

Caroline Oliveira The ICC has jurisdiction on Brazilian territory, seeing that Congress included its statute into the Constitution – Sergio Lima/AFP President Jair Bolsonaro had crimes against humanity charges filed against him at the International Criminal Court, by the Brazilian Association of Jurists for Democracy (ABJD), on Thursday (3rd). The legal experts claim that the…

How to Make Yourself an Exception to the Rule of Law

Rebecca Gordon John Bolton and Mike Pompeo Defy the International Criminal Court Events just fly by in the ever-accelerating rush of Trump Time, so it’s easy enough to miss important ones in the chaos. Paul Manafort is sentenced twice and indicted a third time! Whoosh! Gone! The Senate agrees with the House that the United…

Venezuela: Seeking Justice for Crimes Against Humanity

Ana Cristina Bracho The International War Crimes Tribunal or Russell-Sartre Tribunal, although it did not the power to impose sanctions answered questions about the most serious events of the 20th century. He had sessions on the situation in Latin America in Brussels (1975) and again in Rome (1976). At the Brussels session, and among other…

Electrical Sabotage is a Crime Against Humanity

Ana Cristina Bracho Thinking about war and law can lead us into certain traps. For example, we believe that war is forbidden and that all ways to do harm or reasons to hurt or kill are also forbidden. The reality is very different, especially when we move from the principal declarations and arrive at agreements,…