UN Organs Flout Panel’s Recommendations on Sri Lanka

The UN Human Rights Council (HRC), mandated with addressing “gross and systematic” violations of human rights, concluded its eighteenth session in September, once again failing to address the allegations of war crimes and crimes against humanity committed during the last…

“Baby Doc” Charged with Crimes Against Humanity

After twenty-five years in self-imposed exile, Haiti’s ex-dictator Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier has returned to Haiti and been charged with crimes against humanity for events that occurred during his 1971-1986 dictatorship.  Duvalier’s dictatorship was known for carrying out torture, execution,…