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4 Things You Should Know About The Hague

Steven Arrigg Koh | Posted 10.27.2014 | World
Steven Arrigg Koh

"The Hague" conjures up myriad and often mysterious images for people. Some envision international judges in long robes, presiding over somber criminal trials. Others recall quaint Dutch streets. Many, however, are unsure to what it refers.

Surrender of Warlord Ntaganda Will Not Change Life for Millions of Congolese

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2013 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

Discontent and violence is everywhere in Congo, but the narrative is extremely complicated, the demands and the names of militias require spreadsheets to understand, and no reporters want to venture deep into rebel territories to investigate the unrest.

UN Court Acquits Congo Rebel Leader Of War Crimes

AP | MIKE CORDER | Posted 02.17.2013 | World

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — The International Criminal Court acquitted a Congolese militia leader Tuesday of all charges of commanding fighters who...

War Crimes Tribunal Overturns Convictions Of 2 Croatian Generals

Reuters | Posted 01.15.2013 | World

AMSTERDAM, Nov 16 (Reuters) - An appeals court on Friday overturned the conviction of the most senior Croatian military officer charged with crimes ...

Congolese Warlord Sentenced To 14 Years For Using Child Soldiers

AP | MICHELLE FAUL | Posted 09.08.2012 | World

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The International Criminal Court on Tuesday sentenced a Congolese warlord to 14 years in jail for using child soldiers — a pun...

Rio +20: Point Of No Return?

Katherine Marshall | Posted 08.26.2012 | Religion
Katherine Marshall

The resonance of these spiritual and moral insights will grow as we move forward and that spiritual arguments will compel action at least as powerfully as the convictions of science.

Former Liberian President Found Guilty Of War Crimes

AP | Thomas Escritt and Anthony Deutsch | Posted 06.26.2012 | World

* Taylor convicted by special court * Rights groups, victims welcome judgment * Sentencing expected next month (Adds...

Settlement Reached Over Looted Painting

AP | Posted 10.15.2011 | Arts

AMSTERDAM -- Lawyers for the U.S. heir of a Jewish art dealer who lost many paintings while fleeing the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands say she has...

Ashley Judd: Please, Population Control is Not the Answer for Congo

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

Congo's economy is not undermined by "unregulated fertility" rates. Civil society has been destroyed by decades of war and over a hundred years of exploitation of Congo's wealth by international interests.

Weekly Foreign Affairs Roundup

Christopher Herbert and Victoria Kataoka | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Christopher Herbert and Victoria Kataoka

The Week's Top Stories in Foreign Affairs: Pakistan's Civil War? Facts: Gunmen attack the Sri Lankan cricket team in Lahore, Pakistan on Tuesday and...

Stop The Fake Outrage: Illinois Gov. Small Change Compared to Bush

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles Karel Bouley

Yes, there should be headlines that say "Shame!" but this ignorant want-to-be-thug of a governor is a small fish a few states away from the mother of all corrupt ponds, Washington D.C.