Weekday News Wrap: July 2, 2012
- The ICC turned 10 yesterday. Amnesty International’s Secretary General passes judgement here.
- Militants in Timbuktu, Mali, are destroying Sufi shrines, which they consider idolatrous. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon has expressed his concern and ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda has warned that the actions can be considered a war crime.
- Tensions continue to build along the Syria-Turkey border.
- The UN-backed Group on Syria reached an agreement over the weekend about principles for the transition government. However, Syria’s opposition has expressed disappointment over the outcome of the Geneva talks, as Russia resisted any language that would require Assad to give up his hold on power.
- The UN Security Council has extended the term of four ICTR judges to complete the Court’s work and endorsed the regional strategy to respond to the threat of the Lord’s Resistance Army.
- The WTO Appellate Body has circulated its report in the US-COOL case.