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New tool helps U.S. group track sex crimes in Syria

Reuters
03/29/2012

A U.S. women's group is using new crowd-sourcing techniques to track rape and other sexual violence across Syria in one of the first efforts to monitor assaults against women during military conflict in real-time.

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Thomas Lubanga

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International Criminal Court Finds Lubanga Guilty of War Crimes

03/14/2012

Today the International Criminal Court issued a landmark decision in the trial of Thomas Lubanga Djilo, a leader of a rebel group in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). PHR welcomes the decision in the Court’s first major judgment where Lubanga was found guilty of conscripting children under the age of 15 to actively participate in hostilities.

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Forensic Nursing and the Law

International Association of Forensic Nurses
01/17/2012

The International Association of Forensic Nurses recently profiled PHR's program on sexual violence in conflict zones in their newsletter, "On the Edge".

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In the News

Hidden deaths of Libyan rape survivors

The National Law Journal
01/09/2012

Wartime rape is a persistent and brutal aspect of conflict, whether during or in the aftermath of hostilities. In the recent warfare in Libya, as well as in most civil and international armed conflicts, women were subjected to different forms of visible and invisible violence, including sexual exploitation and abuse. However, the most recent news reports reveal that the wartime rape of women and minors in Libya was systematic and adopted by Moammar Gadhafi's troops on a massive scale and as a strategic weapon of war, leaving thousands of physically and psychologically devastated women.

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In the News

Burma Kachin churches in Hpakant take in 1,000 refugees since New Year

Kachin News
01/09/2012

Churches and Buddhist monasteries in the Hpakant (or Hpakan) jade mining area of Burma's northern Kachin State have taken in nearly 1,000 refugees since the beginning of the year. The huge increase in displaced people in the Hpakant area is a result of the ongoing Burmese army offensive against the Kachin Independence Organization (KIO), according to sources on the ground.

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