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International Justice

Deciphering the Narrative of Rwandan Genocide: How to Move Forward Justly for Refugees

Galya Ruffer | Posted 04.16.2014 | World
Galya Ruffer

While we may never understand the full truth and be able to right all wrongs, the dangers of the international community standing behind a singular narrative of the genocide can be seen in the ongoing crisis of Rwandan refugees.

Breaking Boundaries: From UA to CGI U

Meicen Sun | Posted 04.07.2014 | College
Meicen Sun

It was a little over a year after I won the 2012 Undergraduate Award when I got accepted to the 2014 Clinton Global Initiative University conference. The acceptance came as a surprise. Used to reading books and writing papers, I'd long held the mistaken belief that the so-called start-up culture was an antithesis of academia.

Tensions Rise Between the United States and Sri Lanka Over Human Rights

Ronak D. Desai | Posted 02.26.2014 | Politics
Ronak D. Desai

Allowing these war crimes allegations to go unaddressed would undermine important international legal norms while rendering true reconciliation in the country an even more remote prospect.

China's Top Political Advisor Woos Spanish Senate to Ensure End of Tibet Lawsuit

Rebecca Novick | Posted 02.25.2014 | World
Rebecca Novick

With its pursuit of the Tibet case, the Spanish courts had sent a strong message to those who oppress with impunity. But it is now looking like Spain may well be out of daring altogether.

Crucial Decision Looms for Ivorian Government's Justice Promises

Matt Wells | Posted 02.11.2014 | World
Matt Wells

The ripple effects of impunity for those who commit or oversee atrocities should not be underestimated. Long after guns go silent, warlords have little trouble finding ways to continue profiteering at the expense of the population.

WATCH: Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer Speaks On War Crimes

The Aspen Institute | Posted 11.11.2013 | Politics

This post came to us from our partner, The Aspen Institute. During the rule of the Khmer Rouge from 1975-1979, an estimated 1.7 million Cambodians ...

What Happens in Moscow Doesn't Stay in Moscow: Crackdowns on Basic Freedoms in Russia - And Why the U.S. Should Care

Frank Jannuzi | Posted 08.14.2013 | World
Frank Jannuzi

Since President Putin's election, Russian authorities have intensified their assault on basic freedoms and undermined rule of law. This crackdown should be a matter of grave concern to the United States.

Whitewashing Genocide

Diana Jenkins | Posted 06.20.2013 | World
Diana Jenkins

The United Nations, which is supposed to represent the best of our collective aspirations for justice and human rights, yesterday represented the worst.

The Colonel of Colonels, at Large and Recruiting Militias

Mariana Rodriguez Pareja | Posted 03.27.2013 | World
Mariana Rodriguez Pareja

The conflict in Darfur is not new, and despite some international attention and efforts by human rights activists to stop this ongoing (and apparently never-ending) conflict, it has ruined the lives of over a half million people.

Shining a Light on Human Rights and Justice Projects

Diana Jenkins | Posted 12.03.2012 | Impact
Diana Jenkins

We created a platform that allows the International Criminal Court's Office of the Prosecutor to pose difficult legal questions that it faces to the world community, and we opened the discussion to the world.

The Price We Must Pay For International Criminal Justice

Kip Hale | Posted 01.19.2013 | World
Kip Hale

Within a large convention hall in the suburbs of The Hague, The Netherlands, one of the most important matters in international justice is under debate, and sadly, only the most ardent stakeholders are paying attention.

A Joint Worthy Enterprise

Kip Hale | Posted 11.19.2012 | World
Kip Hale

It may come as a surprise to some, but the United Nations-Khmer Rouge Tribunal is working. This hybrid Cambodian-international tribunal is a joint enterprise worthy of strong support.

Justice in Senegal

Reed Brody | Posted 09.30.2012 | World
Reed Brody

Twenty-one years after his overthrow and flight to Senegal, the former Chadian dictator Hissène Habré may finally face trial for brutality against his own people.

A Changing of the Guard at the ICC

Diana Jenkins | Posted 06.13.2012 | World
Diana Jenkins

Last week, I was a witness to the changing of the guard at the International Criminal Court Office of the Prosecutor. Luis Moreno-Ocampo is stepping ...

Investigating Kenya: What's In A Name?

Seth Engel | Posted 04.04.2012 | World
Seth Engel

Let's hope that the next cases brought in the ICC are winners with real "organizational policies" committing the most serious of crimes.

Lessons From 1979 Iran for Libya -- Seek Justice, Not Vengeance

Gissou Nia | Posted 01.30.2012 | World
Gissou Nia

While other conflict-worn nations underwent the dual processes of prosecution and reconciliation to set their nations on the course of right, Iran is a case of transitional justice gone horribly wrong.

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Gaddafi And The Pursuit Of International Justice

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 10.24.2011 | World

When Luis Moreno-Ocampo, the prosecutor for the International Criminal Court in The Hague, announced on Monday morning that Saif al-Islam Gaddafi had ...

Politics and Justice: The Outrageous Case of Jovan Divjak

Diana Jenkins | Posted 09.25.2011 | World
Diana Jenkins

It is time for Jovan Divjak to come home. For five long months, this hero and humanitarian has been unable to leave Vienna and return home to Sarajevo while Austrian courts sort out bogus Serbian accusations against him.

Ratko Mladic Capture Helps Balkans Move Forward

Diana Jenkins | Posted 07.27.2011 | World
Diana Jenkins

The ruthless speed and efficiency with which Mladic's troops rounded up and killed innocent men and boys, then raped their wives and sisters, shocked the world into finally ending a war that forced me to flee my home and cost my brother his life.

Bin Laden's Death: Do I Fit Into the Celebration?

Gissou Nia | Posted 07.10.2011 | World
Gissou Nia

I spent the years following 9/11 reacting to the discrimination of those around me. Bin Laden's death is at least, for now, some comfort that my dark decade -- and that of my nation -- has finally come to a close.

Bin Laden's Death: Do I Fit Into the Celebration?

Gissou Nia | Posted 07.09.2011 | World
Gissou Nia

I spent the years following 9/11 reacting to the discrimination of those around me. Bin Laden's death is at least, for now, some comfort that my dark decade -- and that of my nation -- has finally come to a close.

Small Fish, Big Fish in Serbia

Fred Abrahams | Posted 05.26.2011 | World
Fred Abrahams

Eleven years ago, during NATO's air campaign against Yugoslavia, Serbian forces killed more than 40 ethnic Albanian men in a Kosovo village called Cuska. This month the hand of justice finally reached the men accused of the crime.