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Dr. Denis Mukwege

Recognizing Dr. Denis Mukwege and His Inspirational Fight against Sexual Violence

10/23/2014

Our dear friend and medical partner Dr. Denis Mukwege of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) was announced the winner of the Sakharov Prize.

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A Nurse Treats an Ebola Patient in Guinea

Ebola: Dying of Poverty for Lack of a Functioning Health Care System

10/21/2014

It was foreseeable that if an Ebola outbreak in an impoverished African country moved from rural to urban areas, the existing heath care systems would be unable to treat everyone or prevent further transmissions. Years of conflict, lack of education, corruption, distrust of government, and chronic underinvestment in the health care system would take their toll.

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Uhuru Kenyatta at the International Criminal Court

Misguided Criticisms of the International Criminal Court

10/15/2014

The ICC has received a variety of criticism. The African Union, for example, has accused the court of anti-African bias. One of the most vocal critics is Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, who charged the ICC with “shallowness” for pursuing the Kenya cases.

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Kurdish Soldier Keeps Guard in Iraq

Iraq Must Seek Justice

10/10/2014

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Prince Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein called on Iraq to ratify the Rome Statute, or to allow the International Criminal Court (ICC) to exert jurisdiction over the situation in Iraq, following the release of a UN report that detailed horrific crimes within its territory.

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Women Fleeing Islamic State in Iraq

Let’s Talk About Sexual Violence

10/02/2014

When studying in Jordan last fall, I was stunned by the silence around sexual violence experienced by women in Syrian refugee camps. In Arab communities, where social stigma and family honor carry huge weight, consequences of sexual violence extend far beyond scarring psychological trauma to fear of alienation and even honor killing.

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