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News in Brief 28 August 2020

  • UN Human Rights chief appeals for DR Congo "hero" Dr. Denis Mukwege amid surge in death threats
  • New shootings violence in Kenosha, Wisconsin shows need for better gun control, the UN Human Rights office, OHCHR, urges
  • Hurricane Laura just a taste of things to come, warns WMO Spokesperson

 

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International Criminal Court oversight chief ‘deeply regrets’ US decision to target officials investigating Afghanistan war crimes

Responding to the decision of the United States Government to sanction International Criminal Court (ICC) officials and their family members, O-Gon Kwon, President of the Assembly of States Parties, the body that oversees the ICC, denounced the measures which, he said, undermine the “endeavour to fight impunity and to ensure accountability for mass atrocities”.