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Corruption in Kenya: Supreme Court Judges Accused of Accepting Millions in Bribes.

Washington Osiro | Posted 02.09.2016 | World
Washington Osiro

The country's supreme court is at the epicenter of the latest incident of corruption at the highest level of yet another branch of the Kenyan government.

Japan's Apology for Forcing South Korean Women into Sexual Slavery Falls Short

David Tolbert | Posted 01.29.2016 | World
David Tolbert

Various expressions of regret and statements acknowledging the role of the Japanese military in operating the "comfort women" system during WWII have been made, but none have unconditionally acknowledged that Japan as a state was responsible for these violations.

Understanding Sudan and US Sanctions

Esther Sprague | Posted 01.28.2016 | World
Esther Sprague

President Omar al-Bashir's objectives are three-fold: to maintain control of Sudan at all costs; to steal the resources of the country for his benefit and for the benefit of his narrow base of supporters and allies; and to change the multicultural identity of Sudan into a single Arab Islamic identity.

Top Chefs Talk Open Source Cooking at ICC

Regina Varolli | Posted 12.02.2015 | Taste
Regina Varolli

At StarChefs' tenth annual International Chefs Congress in NYC, some of the most creative minds in the industry were asked what "Open Source Cooking" ...

If We Cannot Respect Our Dignity, Who Will?

Washington Osiro | Posted 10.15.2015 | World
Washington Osiro

A self-proclaimed "avid reader" of my blogs recently sent me an email with the following request: "Can you write something 'positive' about Kenya?"

Putin Drops the Bombs and Deals the Cards in Syria and Ukraine

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 10.05.2015 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

The challenge of Putin as well as ISIS requires an answer beyond avoidance and containment. The threat is immediate but also the challenge to the rule of law and the ideology upon which free and democratic states have prospered as societies and economies over the last few decades.

UN Chief Urges World Leaders To Refer Syria To ICC

AP | Eline Gordts | Posted 09.28.2015 | World

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. secretary-general for the first time called Monday for the situation in Syria to be referred to the Internationa...

Inspired by Our Future Women Cricketers

Nadia T. Gruny | Posted 09.22.2015 | Sports
Nadia T. Gruny

Because of these intelligent, talented, and inspiring girls, I believe that change will come. In fact, these girls represent the beginning of that change and eventually, they will be ready to pass on the baton and inspire others to keep working for a better cricket future.

Should Crimes Against the Environment & Animals Deserve International Prosecution?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 09.22.2015 | Green
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Should crimes against the environment and animals be addressed by an international criminal code and prosecuted by an international tribunal, particularly if national courts are unwilling, unable or deemed inadequate?

President Obama's Trip to Kenya: 12 Things Revealed, A Reprise

Washington Osiro | Posted 08.05.2015 | World
Washington Osiro

President Obama's trip to Kenya revealed many things that further underscore the Rorschach Test-like impact the man engenders. The trip also revealed the cognitive dissonance that Kenyans have with corruption, tolerance and their relationship with America.

The Look of Silence - a New Documentary Wants Us to Make Noise

Michael Rose | Posted 07.27.2015 | Entertainment
Michael Rose

What filmmaker Joshua Oppenheimer uncovered in his first film on the subject, The Act of Killing, and now in his follow up film, The Look of Silence, is the dirty little secret that this was a cover story to justify a ruthless military take over of the country. A bloodbath the United States wittingly and unwittingly supported.

Is MH17 Putin's Katyn Wood Massacre?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 07.24.2015 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Blocking accountability and seeking to blame others for its crimes, even when premeditated is a KGB tactic, but only marginally successful. Putin should have learned the lesson that the truth is bound to come through.

Darfur: ICC Arrest Warrants Still Not Executed 10 Years After UNSC Referral

Mariana Rodriguez Pareja | Posted 07.17.2015 | World
Mariana Rodriguez Pareja

State non-cooperation as noticed in many cases constitutes a blatant breach of international law. We have to prevent this from happening. Failing to do so would be condoning impunity- which is exactly the opposite of what we all seek.

The International Criminal Court Deserves Better

Dr. Aurelia Frick | Posted 07.17.2015 | World
Dr. Aurelia Frick

History has been defined by war and conflict, with little regard for the laws of war and protection of civilians. The greater the atrocity, the greater the likelihood that the perpetrators would go unpunished.

Why Won't the Justice Department Answer Questions About the BNP Paribas Settlement?

Eric Reeves | Posted 07.17.2015 | Politics
Eric Reeves

There are times when decisions by the Obama administration are simply morally incomprehensible. An ongoing example is the refusal by Obama's Department of Justice to release information about the $9 billion settlement with French banking giant BNP Paribas.

Welcoming a Hybrid Attempt at Justice for the Central African Republic

Jesica L. Santos | Posted 07.15.2015 | World
Jesica L. Santos

The establishment of the SCC is unprecedented in recent years in that the world will now have a hybrid tribunal working in a country where the ICC has already opened investigations.

Bosnia to US, From Refugees to Great Americans

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 07.03.2015 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Early July still brings a bittersweet week for Bosnian-Americans. They are reminded by the Srebrenica genocide commemoration why so many had to flee Bosnia and Herzegovina and why they/we are so fortunate to have been welcomed in America.

UN at 70, Ready to be Retired?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 06.29.2015 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Should we pronounce the UN a failure, or perhaps give it a ceremonial gold watch and retire it? The UN and its adjunct organs and agencies have made much progress, before the 50th Anniversary, but also since.

Counterpoint To President Uhuru Kenyatta's Claims: Learning From ICC's Treatment of Africans

Washington Osiro | Posted 06.19.2015 | World
Washington Osiro

Mr. Uhuru Kenyatta's recent claim that "....there are lessons to be learnt from the way the court treats Africans....." is an interesting take from someone who, with all due respect, is the poster child for the impunity and abuse of power that made African leaders the target of the International Criminal Court (ICC).

South African Judge Orders Authorities To Stop Sudan's Leader From Leaving Country

AP | LYNSEY CHUTEL | Posted 06.14.2015 | World

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A South African judge on Sunday ordered authorities to prevent Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, who was in South Africa for an...

Prospects for Palestine

Mariana Rodriguez Pareja | Posted 06.02.2015 | World
Mariana Rodriguez Pareja

"The human rights violations against Palestinian children are not new to us, they are systematic practices. Nevertheless, in recent years we have been able to document more information," explains Mr. Xavier Abu-Eid, from Ramallah, Palestine.

Crowdfunding Boosts Support for Women's Cricket in the US

Nadia T. Gruny | Posted 05.28.2015 | Sports
Nadia T. Gruny

Last week I launched a crowdfunding campaign on behalf of the Atlantis Cricket Club-NY women's team heading to the 5th Annual Georgia Women's Cricket Association T20 Tournament in Atlanta, Georgia.

Kenyatta Criticized the West in the Past, Now He Wants Their Help

Washington Osiro | Posted 05.28.2015 | World
Washington Osiro

Corruption in Kenya is now so pervasive that the president, who romped to victory by excoriating the hypocrisy of America and Britain finds himself turning to them for help.

Burundi, Politics of Ego and Not Ethnicity?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 05.23.2015 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Ethnicity is a tool rather than the cause for the reappearance of discord in Burundi. As means to rationalize his grab for perpetual office, President Pierre Nkurunziza has reached into the bag of tricks of stoking fear of "the other." That is a zombie from the past that can rise from the dead.

Sudan's Prospects for Reform

Daniel Wagner | Posted 05.22.2015 | World
Daniel Wagner

In spite of declarations to pursue reform following South Sudan's secession from Sudan in 2011, the political landscape in Sudan has remained bleak, with the government of Omar al-Bashir continuing to repress the country's marginalized populations.