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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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Check out Freedom Collaborative’s Online Platform to Combat Human Trafficking

The Freedom Collaborative Program is the first online service platform to facilitate connectivity, knowledge-sharing and cross-border cooperation among anti-trafficking stakeholders. To achieve a significant reduction in slavery and forced labor, those on the frontline—NGOs, investigators, researchers and lawyers—must collaborate to a much greater extent.

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Civitas Maxima: Jungle Jabbah sentenced to 30 years in prison

19 April 2018: Mohammed Jabbateh, the Liberian warlord known as “Jungle Jabbah”, was sentenced today to 30 years in prison, culminating a landmark case in the United States and marking a long-overdue milestone for justice in Liberia. Thirty years is the maximum sentence he could have received and one of the longest prison sentences for…

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“We Would Not Feed our Animals Food from the Sudan Government”

By Esther Sprague and Cynthia Tai In response to the serious humanitarian crisis in Sudan and current negotiations related to the crisis, Sudanese and those advocating on their behalf sent a letter this week to U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and U.S. President Obama urging them to uphold international humanitarian law and to insist that…

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