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20 Aug 2013 description

Elizabeth Throssell for the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) said the OHCHR remained alarmed at the continuing violence in Egypt and echoed the Secretary General’s strong condemnation of the ambush in the Sinai peninsula in which 25 Egyptian police officers were killed.

13 Dec 2011 description

Tiina Intelmann, President of the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, introduced the institution’s newly elected Prosecutor, Fatou B. Bensouda, at a Headquarters press conference today.

The Assembly elected Ms. Bensouda earlier today at the start of its tenth session, which is scheduled to run through 21 December, after a year-long nomination process. A Gambian national and the Court’s Deputy Prosecutor, she would replace current Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo when he steps down next June after nine years.

01 Dec 2011 description

The upcoming meeting of the States parties to the International Criminal Court (ICC) — to be held at the United Nations from 12 to 21 December — would be pivotal in determining whether gaps between the aspirations of the Rome Statute, which established the Court, and its actual delivery of justice could be closed, representatives of an international non-governmental organization advocating for a fair, effective and independent Court said in a Headquarters press conference today.

02 Nov 2011 description

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Only the nations of the world could decide the fate of thousands of landmines, weapons and ammunition stockpiles scattered across Libya, said Max Dyck, Programme Manager of the Joint Mine Action Coordination Team in Libya, at a Headquarters press conference today. He was joined by Justin Brady, Acting Director, United Nations Mine Action Service.

07 Jul 2011 description

Despite being a cornerstone of democratic governance, the rule of law still “rules women out” in too many countries around the world, Michelle Bachelet, Executive Director of UN Women, said at a Headquarters press conference today as she launched the first edition of the gender entity’s flagship report, Progress of the World’s Women: In Pursuit of Justice.

28 Feb 2011 description

The United Nations top humanitarian official told reporters today that while the world body's marquee relief agencies were ramping up activities in the eastern part of Libya and along the country's southern and western borders, she was very concerned that fighting in and around Tripoli was preventing a tangible assessment of the humanitarian needs there.

"Our primary concern is getting access to Tripoli and surrounding areas where the situation is precarious," Valarie Amos, United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, said today at a Headquarters …