Practice Relating to Rule 159. Amnesty
Section B. Prohibition on amnesty for war crimes
In 2011, during the consideration of Somalia’s report to the Human Rights Council, a statement of the delegation of Somalia was summarized by the Council as follows: “[W]ar crimes and crimes against humanity will not be the object of any amnesty”.
In 2011, in its comments on the concluding observations of the Human Rights Council concerning Somalia’s report, Somalia’s Transitional Federal Government stated that “war crimes, crimes against humanity and other serious violations of the laws and customs of warfare will not be the object of an amnesty.”