The fact that these cases were heard in the same week may be merely coincidental, but it nevertheless sends out a strong signal that commanders who commit or permit atrocities will ultimately be held responsible.
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As the international community prepares to mark the 61st annual Human Rights Day on December 10, here is a short list of some of the best human rights developments of 2011 outside the Middle East.
Mediation requires an entirely different skill set than diplomacy. Who is Saud al-Faisal and what are his qualifications to mediate between Hezbollah and al-Hariri?
Sometimes it is hard to come up with a metaphor to describe the week that was. This was not one of those weeks.
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