Harassment is now top US news - thanks to Weinstein - but millions of victims in poor countries are ignored - time to change this and act.Read More
In Afghanistan’s northeastern province of Badakhshan, two rival warlords – both allegedly with ties to the Taliban – are competing to control the illegal mining and smuggling of the valuable lapis lazuli mineral.Read More
United States Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew chaired an unprecedented session of the United Nations Security Council on December 17. For the first time, it was finance ministers - not diplomats or ministers of foreign affairs - using the Security Council to drive international policy. Their target was terrorism, specifically the Islamic state (sometimes called ISIL, or ISIS, or Daesh).Read More
“South Africa Ignores its Obligations to Justice,” trumpeted The Financial Times in an editorial headline on June 16, 2015.
The previous day, while South Africa’s high court was preparing a possible arrest warrant on behalf of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Sudan’s President Omar el-Bashir departed for home in his presidential plane from a South African military airport. He had attended a meeting of the African Union – a body which has long decried the ICC and which has gone to lengths to protect African leaders who have been accused of massively murdering their citizens and, as in the case of el-Bashir, of genocide.Read More