AMSTERDAM/NEW YORK (Reuters) – The International Criminal Court’s member states on Wednesday agreed to changes to the court’s trial procedures that could help defuse tensions between the court and the African continent regarding the approaching trial of Kenya’s president.
The changes approved by the court’s 122 members will make it easier for suspects to participate in trial proceedings via video link and create a special exemption for top government officials, Western diplomats said.
UNITED NATIONS, Nov 26 (Reuters) – A U.N. General Assembly
committee on Tuesday called for an end to excessive electronic
surveillance and expressed concern at the harm such scrutiny,
including spying in foreign states and the mass collection of
personal data, may have on human rights.
The U.N. General Assembly’s Third Committee, which deals
with human rights issues, adopted the German and
Brazilian-drafted resolution by consensus. It is expected to be
put to a vote in the 193-member General Assembly next month.