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The IFHR said that cities such as Tobruk, Misrata, Khoms, Tarhounah, Zeiten, Al Zawiya and Zouara, closer to Tripoli, were also under protesters' control, but some eyewitnesses in Sirte denied that Gaddafi's hometown had been seized.
Since March this year, when the International Criminal Court (ICC) announced its indictment against the Sudanese president, Omar al-Bashir, the London-based Amnesty International, the New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW), and the Paris-based International Federation for Human Rights (IFHR) have been among the organisations vigorously campaigning for the arrest and prosecution of the Sudanese president.
For its part, the International Federation for Human Rights (IFHR) has been arguing that "Article 27 of the ICC applies to everyone equally, regardless of their official capacity.
"It is true," the IFHR goes on, "that Sudan is [also] not a state party [of the ICC] either, but the Court has jurisdiction there through Security Council Resolution 1593, adopted under Chapter VII of the UN Charter, on the basis that this conflict constitutes a threat to international peace and security".
Sudan too is not a member, and yet the IFHR accepts that the ICC "has jurisdiction over Sudan through Security Council Resolution 1593".
Although it was a member of the network of the International Federation of Human Rights (IFHR), it was excluded in 1995 on the grounds that it did not actively defend and promote human rights.
The EOHR today is an observer in the OAU CHPR, is affiliated to the IFHR, and maintains relations with such institutions as the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Amnesty International, the ICJ and Human Rights Watch.
A French observers team sent by the International Federation of Human Rights (IFHR) observed that "Sophisticated fraud contributed to the victory of the IJI." According to the IFHR report at certain polling stations results were not taken to the election officials (returning officers) and bogus votes were stuffed.
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