Law and Crime Prevention

Security Council debates tightening laws to deter crimes against humanity

Strengthening accountability and justice for serious violations of international law, including genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity, was the focus of debate in the UN Security Council on Thursday. 

Roma rights advocates warn of rising hate speech: Many ‘don’t even know’ they’re being racist

International Roma Day on 8 April is a key date to mark Romani culture, made more significant in Romania since the passing of last year’s landmark legislation there, to combat hate-speech against the Roma – the first law of its kind in Europe.

International Court orders Russia to ‘immediately suspend’ military operations in Ukraine

Russia must immediately suspend military operations in Ukraine, the UN International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled on Wednesday, in The Hague.

 

Syria: Use of chemical weapons ‘blight’ on international community’s conscience

Impunity for the use of chemical weapons is “intolerable,” the UN disarmament chief told the Security Council meeting on Syria, held on Monday morning.