Droit international

Acquittal of Congolese Ex-Vice President

08.06.2018 11:10

  • droit international

The International Criminal Court overturned the war crimes conviction of Jean-Pierre Bemba, the former Vice President of the Democratic Republic of Congo. He had been convicted of murder, rape and pillage for actions by fighters he sent to the Central African Republic. The sentence was dismissed as the trial judges had not considered Bemba's efforts to stop the crimes committed by his Movement for the Liberation of Congo once he became aware of them. 

L'initiative sur les juges étrangers rejetée au National

12.06.2018 07:58

  • droit international

Le National a rejeté l'initiative de l'UDC sur les juges étrangers au terme d'un débat de plus de 9 heures. L'initiative veut consacrer la primauté du droit constitutionnel suisse sur le droit international, sous réserve des règles impératives du droit international. 

Surveillance and Human Rights in Xinjiang

04.06.2018 10:51

  • droit international

Since 2017, Uighur people are being ranked according to their "trustworthiness". This is only one aspect of the human surveillance program going on in China's Xinjiang province. The Economist provides an insight into the scope of surveillance efforts and the way in which modern technology is used in this process. A great read, particularly while we continue to deal with the sheer endless flood of mails requesting our information because of the General Data Protection Regulation.