Somalis Flee to Ethiopia Refugee Camps. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

We’re Hiring! Legal Officer, Human Rights Commission in Ethiopia

 Terms of Reference Position:  Legal Officer, Human Rights Commission  Location :  Addis Ababa, Ethiopia  Duration:  18 months, 3 months probation period  Contract Type:  Consultancy Contract  Compensation:  Commensurate with experience   About Project Expedite Justice  Founded in 2016, Project Expedite Justice (PEJ) assists survivors of atrocities and serious human rights abuses in seeking justice through all available…

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AU Children’s Committee Approves Settlement to Benefit Sudanese Children

KHARTOUM, Sudan – The African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child, an African Union body, has approved a settlement agreement between the Sudanese government and several human rights organizations. The agreement resolves a communication filed on behalf of children from the Blue Nile and South Kordofan States (also known as…

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Executive Director Cynthia Tai Receives Champion for Social Justice Award from the Hawaii State Bar Association

PEJ is proud to announce that Executive Director, Cynthia Tai, has been chosen to receive the 2020 Champion for Social Justice Award from the Hawai’i State Bar Association! Cynthia was nominated by the HSBA Awards Committee, and others for her extraordinary efforts to seek and preserve justice through her work as a local judge, a…

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Ouverture d’une Information Judiciaire sur le rôle présumé de BNP Paribas dans les crimes et atrocités commis au Soudan

PARIS, France – Le 26 août 2020, une information judiciaire a été ouverte devant le Pôle “Crimes contre l’humanité, crimes et délits de guerre” du Tribunal de Paris à l’encontre de BNP Paribas S.A. concernant sa complicité présumée dans les crimes de masse commis au Soudan. Cela se produit presque un an après la plainte…

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Judicial Investigation Opened Into BNP Paribas’ Role in Atrocities in Sudan

PARIS, France – On 26 August 2020, a judicial investigation was opened into BNP Paribas S.A.’s alleged role in mass atrocities in Sudan before the war crimes unit (pôle crimes contre l’humanité, crimes et délits de guerre) of the Tribunal of Paris, nearly a year after Project Expedite Justice (PEJ), the International Federation for Human…

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War Crimes Victims Accuse French Bank of Complicity in Sudan Regime Abuses

PARIS – Sudanese victims of war crimes Thursday filed a criminal complaint against French bank BNP Parisbas for alleged complicity in human rights abuses committed by Sudan’s regime. BNP Parisbas has been targeted before over its dealings with Sudan. In 2015, a U.S. judge sentenced the bank to five years of probation and fined it…

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Sudanese victims ask French judges to investigate BNP Paribas’ role in atrocities

Nine Sudanese victims, supported by FIDH and Project Expedite Justice, have filed a criminal complaint today targeting BNP Paribas for alleged complicity in crimes against humanity, torture, and genocide that took place in Sudan, as well as financial offences. This complaint marks the first attempt to hold the French bank criminally responsible for alleged complicity…

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The ASEAN Post: ASEAN is Epicentre of Human Trafficking

By: Maizura Ismail, 31 July 2018: The discovery of 28 abandoned human-trafficking camps and multiple unmarked mass graves in the dense jungle of Wang Kelian near the Thai-Malaysia border in May 2015 sent a shock wave through ASEAN and the rest of the world. Almost 800 victims were suspected to have been held in squalid…

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HRW World Report 2018: Sudan

According to Human Rights Watch (HRW), Sudan’s human rights record continued to be defined by government repression and violations of basic civil and political rights, restriction of religious freedoms, and disregard for obligations on civilian protection under international humanitarian law. In Darfur, Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile, Sudan’s Rapid Support Forces (RSF) and other government-aligned…

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Phnom Penh Post: Police stepping up operations to combat human trafficking

By: Mech Dara, 23 May 2018: The National Committee for Counter Trafficking (NCCT) said on Tuesday that operations against human trafficking and sexual exploitation networks are increasing. Last year, the National Police, judicial working groups, and municipal and provincial prosecutors, cracked down on 159 such cases. This is an increase of 72.82 percent on the 92…

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