Swiss Federal Criminal Court drops massacre charge against former Liberian rebel leader accused of war crimes

Swiss Federal Criminal Court drops massacre charge against former Liberian rebel leader accused of war crimes

The former Liberian rebel leader Alieu Kosiah has been cleared of involvement in a massacre, but he remains in detention in Switzerland awaiting a trial, accused of war crimes.  The Federal Criminal Court has thrown out a 2016 legal complaint by a young woman who had accused Kosiah of being responsible for a massacre committed by rebels from the United Liberation Movement of Liberia for Democracy (ULIMO), who had kidnapped and killed 25 village residents, including her father and brother.  She had accused the rebel leader, known to his men as “General Kosiah”, of having ordered the massacre and of having directly participated himself.  The verdict, published on Monday, confirms an earlier ruling by the Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland (OAG), which had closed the case after having listened to the complainant and to various other people it had investigated.  The court agreed with the attorney general, which said the young woman had not been present at the time of …

Council of Europe HR Commissioner is concerned by the climate of increased hostility against human rights defenders in Blugaria, in particular women’s and LGBTI rights activists

Council of Europe HR Commissioner is concerned by the climate of increased hostility against human rights defenders in Blugaria, in particular women’s and LGBTI rights activists

https://www.coe.int/en/web/commissioner/-/bulgaria-should-counter-harmful-narratives-endangering-human-rights-and-step-up-efforts-to-fight-hate-speech-and-domestic-violence

Publication: RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS OF MARRIAGE AND OTHER FORMS OF UNION IN EUROPE (31.12.2018)

The Swiss Institute of Comparative Law (Lausanne) has recently published an interesting Report “LEGAL OPINION ON RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS OF MARRIAGE AND OTHER FORMS OF UNION”.

It compares the laws of Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg,The Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, UK (England & Wales).

Free Download here: https://www.isdc.ch/en/services/online-legal-informationor directly: https://www.isdc.ch/media/1707/e-2019-05-18-049-mariage-pour-tous.pdf

Switzerland: “Homophobic Discrimination is as Bad as Racism” Says Federal Tribunal and Invokes ECtHR Case Law

Switzerland: „Homophobic Discrimination is as Bad as Racism“ Says Federal Tribunal and Invokes ECtHR Case Law — SOGIESC Law

Arrêt du Tribunal Fédéral du 31 octobre 2019, in French, 6B_673/2019 Cour de droit pénal

Sign up: Free MOOC on “Monitoring the Human Rights of LGBTI Persons [2nd edition]” Winter / Spring 2020

Sign up: Free MOOC on “Monitoring the Human Rights of LGBTI Persons [2nd edition]”

The Global Campus of Human Rights has announced to launch in Winter / Spring 2020 a second edition of this course. This MOOC provides an overview of human rights standards, mechanisms and practices for the protection of LGBTI persons around the world.

If you wish to be contacted for free enrollment sign up at: https://gchumanrights.org/education/e-learning/moocs/monitoring-the-human-rights-of-lgbti-persons/about.html