International Criminal Litigation

Press Release: Destination Justice Files UN Complaint Against Serbian Government For Bytyqi Disappearances and Murders

Geneva, Switzerland – On behalf of the victims’ family, Silvia Palomba, Co-Director of Destination Justice’s Litigation Program; and Praveen Madhiraju, counsel for the family, filed a complaint (formally known as a General Allegation) with United Nations human rights mechanisms to demand Serbia’s compliance with its international obligation to investigate and prosecute those responsible for the disappearance and murder of brothers Ylli, Mehmet, and Agron Bytyqi. The General Allegation, submitted to the UN Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances (“WGEID”) and the Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence (“Special Rapporteur”), follows the WGEID’s recent criticism of Serbia’s war-crimes record and Ser...

Destination Justice, new member of the Coalition for the International Criminal Court

Destination Justice is pleased to announce that it has become a member of the Coalition for the International Criminal Court (CICC). The CICC works in partnership with its member organisations around the world to campaign for a fair, effective and independent International Criminal Court (ICC) and improved access to justice for victims of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity. As part of a committed global partnership, Destination Justice joins 2,500 civil society organisations spanning 150 countries in an effort to advance international justice by strengthening international cooperation with the ICC. As a member of CICC, Destination Justice will help facilitate dialogue between the Court’s various bodies, governments, the United Nations and institutions involved in the internat...