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Beyond Rhetoric: ICC should ensure meaningful victim engagement and participation in the Abd-Al-Rahman, Dafur case
June 7, 2021

Beyond Rhetoric: ICC should ensure meaningful victim engagement and participation in the Abd-Al-Rahman, Dafur case

Last week the International Criminal Court’s (ICC) Prosecutor Fatou Bensuda was on her last official mission in Dafur, Sudan, before her nine-year term as Prosecutor expires on 16 June 2021. …

Rohingya groups request a remedy from Facebook for its complicity in international crimes
March 29, 2021

Rohingya groups request a remedy from Facebook for its complicity in international crimes

29 March, 2021 In August 2017, a campaign of mass violence, including murder and sexual violence, was carried out by the Myanmar military against the Rohingya population. The Independent International …

Connecting Victim Groups Across the World to Form a Movement
March 12, 2021

Connecting Victim Groups Across the World to Form a Movement

12 March, 2021 One of VAI’s focuses on 2021 will be on forging connections with groups of victims, within and between countries. For victims of serious international crimes, mounting a …

Rohingya Victims ask the ICC to Consider Moving the Proceedings Closer to the Affected Community
August 10, 2020

Rohingya Victims ask the ICC to Consider Moving the Proceedings Closer to the Affected Community

4 August 2020, Rohingya victims formally requested Pre-Trial Chamber III of the International Criminal Court (ICC) to order the Court’s Registry to assess the feasibility of holding court proceedings close …

Australia, the Rome Statute and the War Crimes Proceedings: Where are the Victims?
July 13, 2020

Australia, the Rome Statute and the War Crimes Proceedings: Where are the Victims?

Eva Buzo, the Executive Director of VAI, published a new article on Opinio Juris on 30 June 2020 concerning the rights of victims of war crimes allegedly committed by Australian …

Rohingya victim groups ask Facebook to provide them support, following its role in the violence against them
July 10, 2020

Rohingya victim groups ask Facebook to provide them support, following its role in the violence against them

Several of the Rohingya groups within VAI’s membership- groups who were displaced by the anti-Rohingya violence in Myanmar and are now living in Bangladesh- have been petitioning Facebook to take …

VAI Condemns Trump Administration’s Measures against the International Criminal Court
June 30, 2020

VAI Condemns Trump Administration’s Measures against the International Criminal Court

On 11 June, Victim Advocates International joined Amnesty International, the ACLU, HRW, and 55 other organisations in expressing our concern about US actions against the ICC and its personnel.   The …

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Characterisation of Sexual Violence as a Women’s Issue in the Rohingya Crisis: A Response to David Eichert
June 18, 2020

Characterisation of Sexual Violence as a Women’s Issue in the Rohingya Crisis: A Response to David Eichert

Eva Buzo, the Director of VAI writes on the issues with investigations on the #Rohingya crisis. Early reporting that exclusively focused on sexual violence as a women’s issue set off …

“Capturing a Crisis: What lessons can we learn from the “overdocumentation” of the Rohingya crisis? – Eva Buzo
June 2, 2020

“Capturing a Crisis: What lessons can we learn from the “overdocumentation” of the Rohingya crisis? – Eva Buzo

On 20 May 2020 our Executive Director, Eva Buzo, joined Mark Kersten and Justice In Conflict for a guest blog post, “Capturing a Crisis: What lessons can we learn from …

Refugee camp joint statement on COVID19
May 29, 2020

Refugee camp joint statement on COVID19

In the last few weeks, the first cases of Coronavirus have begun to be detected in refugee camps across the world. VAI is in touch with many of the groups ...