Last Tuesday, the Third Committee of the UN General Assembly approved the draft Resolution on Extrajudicial, Summary, and Arbitrary Executions. The main aspect of this resolution is that it mentions for the first time gender identity as a characteristic warranting protection from unlawful executions. This resolution comes up for a vote in the Committee every [...]
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Mr Erwin Sperisen, a Swiss and Guatemalan citizen, was arrested yesterday in Geneva for crimes he allegedly committed between 2004 and 2007 in his capacity of Head of Police of Guatemala. The charges relate, in particular, to cases of extra-judicial executions, torture, forced disappearance and rape perpetrated by the police forces under his control. In [...]