Jurist; Int'l Human Rights, Humanitarian & Criminal Law; Working for justice Boards: @ECCHRBerlin (Chair) @DignityDK @boell_stiftung EU Director @HRW 1994-2021

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9 civilians killed as #Russian forces shelled #Kharkiv, incl a baby & her father. There should be no impunity for #Putin's manifestly illegal war against #Ukraine. A Special Int'l Court for the #CrimeOfAggression -a leadership crime- is urgently needed. nytimes.com/live/2022/05/27/…
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"You show us how precious freedom is" In a moving tribute to @Tsihanouskaya, @VTsepkalo & @by_kalesnikava Foreign Minister @ABaerbock says a heartfelt "thank you" to "#Europe's most courageous women" Thank you for standing up for democracy, rights & freedom in #Belarus & beyond.
.@Tsihanouskaya, @VTsepkalo & @by_kalesnikava receive the #Karlspreis2022 for their remarkable efforts on behalf of democracy, freedom & rights of all in #Belarus. Their courage, humanity & dignity inspire! 📢Free Maria Kalesnikava & all political prisoners jailed by the regime
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"This Prize does not belong to me or to the three of us. This #Karlspreis2022 belongs to all the courageous people of #Belarus" standing up to a ruthless regime & its brutality, insisting on freedom, rights & democracy. "I ask you, please do not forget all of us" @Tsihanouskaya
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The dictator "tries to break all of us ... but he will not succeed" The people of #Belarus want freedom and democracy. @VTsepkalo tells the heartbreaking story of how her mother was abused by the regime during the last moments of her life. "I was heartbroken"
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We are a European nation with bad luck to live under a dictator But today, people of #Belarus -at great personal risk- are standing with the people of #Ukraine The story of our resistance is the story of ordinary people taking a stand @by_kalesnikava's sister @TatsianaKhomich
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.@Tsihanouskaya, @VTsepkalo & @by_kalesnikava receive the #Karlspreis2022 for their remarkable efforts on behalf of democracy, freedom & rights of all in #Belarus. Their courage, humanity & dignity inspire! 📢Free Maria Kalesnikava & all political prisoners jailed by the regime
Today is #karlspreis2022 day! Don‘t miss the award ceremony for @Tsihanouskaya, @VTsepkalo, and @by_kalesnikava (represented by @TatsianaKhomich) with a laudatory speech by @ABaerbock at 11:15 a.m. Live on @WDR: wdr.de/mediathek/video/sendu…
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#Ukraine prosecutors release the names & photographs of 8 men wanted for alleged #WarCrimes. Several are believed to have fought in #Syria. 5 are Russian soldiers, 1 is a #Russia mercenary with the Wagner Group, 2 are #Belarus mercenaries. Via @guardian theguardian.com/world/2022/m…
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"There can be no impunity for human rights violations and #CrimesAgainstHumanity. The #EU stands ready to support The #Gambia in implementing the measures announced, including the establishment of a special judicial framework." eeas.europa.eu/eeas/gambia-s…
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#EU #UK #US establish Atrocity Crimes Advisory Group for #Ukraine. "The overarching mission of the ACA is to support the #WarCrimes Units of the Office of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine in its investigation and prosecution of conflict-related crimes." eeas.europa.eu/eeas/ukraine-…
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BREAKING:"The Int'l Crimes Team of the Dutch police arrested a 34-yr-old man in Kerkrade ..on suspicion of #WarCrimes & #CrimesAgainstHumanity committed in #Syria in 2013. The suspect had been living in the #Netherlands since 2020 & had applied for asylum" politie.nl/binaries/content/…
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The arrested suspect is said to have been part of the pro-regime militia Liwa al-Quds, that works closely with #Syrian intelligence services & #Russian armed forces He will be brought before the examining magistrate at the Court of The Hague on 27 May⚖️ politie.nl/binaries/content/…
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The #XinjiangPoliceFiles: Inside a Chinese internment camp Those responsible for these #CrimesAgainstHumanity must face justice Companies operating in -or use supplies from- #Xinjiang should know that they risk becoming complicit in very serious crimes bbc.co.uk/news/resources/idt…
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"I'd say; Step back! Young women are coming forward all over the world claiming their rights" @margotwallstrom's message in response to a question of what should be done to ensure that women & youth are included in decision making 2022 Stockholm Forum on Peace and Development
Today at 10:15 CEST, join @ma3lim_h for a fireside chat with @margotwallstrom about what pathways policy and action can follow to create an #EnvironmentOfPeace. Watch live 📺 invidious.fdn.fr/PQGddXdtpUY
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"prosecutors have spent days exhuming dozens of victims who were hastily buried in local cemeteries .. Coroners in areas north of #Kyiv confirmed to the @Guardian that they had found fragments of cluster munitions embedded in bodies dug out in the area." theguardian.com/world/2022/m…
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"Never have I been so ashamed" #Russian diplomat Boris Bondarev, Mission to the UN in Geneva, resigns "I regret to admit that over all these 20yrs the level of lies & unprofessionalism in the work of the Foreign Ministry has been increasing all the time" express.co.uk/news/world/161…
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"In combination, the security & environmental crises are creating compound, cascading, emergent, systemic & existential risks. W/o profound changes in approach by institutions of authority, risks will inevitably proliferate quickly" 📢New @SIPRIorg report sipri.org/publications/2022/…
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Large group of states express their "joint intention to explore all options to support #Ukraine in its efforts before the ICJ" charging that #Russia has no lawful basis for its invasion of Ukraine "on the basis of unsubstantiated allegations of #genocide" canada.ca/en/global-affairs/…
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📢#Germany & @ABaerbock should support @simoncoveney & #Ireland's efforts to use its Council of Europe Presidency to build int'l support for the establishment of a Special Int'l Tribunal to ensure justice for #Russia's #CrimeOfAggression against #Ukraine⚖️ irishtimes.com/news/politics…
Ich bin unfassbar stolz, dass @ABaerbock so engagiert Stellung zur heutigen Ministerkonferenz des Europarats bezogen hat. Durch den Ausschluss Russlands fehlen Mitgliedsbeiträge. Damit die Arbeit des @coe nicht geschwächt wird, stellt 🇩🇪 10 Mio € bereit. Das ist großartig!
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Chilling @TheEconomist cover.
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#EU deploys experts to support #Ukraine General Prosecutor's investigations & prosecution of int'l crimes -notably #WarCrimes & #CrimesAgainstHumanity- "committed in the context of #Russia’s unprovoked & unjustified military aggression against Ukraine"⚖️ eeas.europa.eu/eeas/ukraine-…
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