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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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Dr. Thierry Nasibu Ntumba

The Key to Ending Sexual Violence in Conflict Zones

09/29/2014

Sexual violence is a grave problem the world over, but it is particularly prevalent in conflict zones like the eastern region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo where I live and practice medicine. I frequently treat survivors of sexual violence, and many of my patients have been victims of this terrible crime on more than one occasion.

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Syrian Woman in Halak, Aleppo

Syria’s Forgotten Civilians

09/26/2014

As atrocities committed by the self-declared Islamic State (IS), also called ISIS or ISIL, dominate media headlines, we must not forget the civilians who have been suffering since long before IS gained a stronghold in parts of Syria and Iraq.

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