• South African Decision to Quit the ICC Draws Critics in Africa and Beyond

    by  • October 24, 2016 • 

    Jacob Zuma

    South Africa’s announcement on Oct. 21 that it intends to withdraw from the International Criminal Court, which has jurisdiction over war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide, has met strong opposition from civil society groups in that country and other African and international human-rights organizations. Africa has played major roles in the independent court,...

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    Former Peace Corps Volunteers Reach Out to Help New Refugees in US

    by  • October 23, 2016 • 


    BERLIN — The former Tempelhof Airport here has quickly become Germany’s biggest center sheltering refugees in the last year. Decades earlier, the site had gained fame for the Luftbrücke — the air-bridge serving Allied transport planes in 1948-1949 to ferry tons of supplies everyday to beleaguered West Berliners isolated by the Soviet Union, which encircled...

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    The Right to Abortion and to Education: Legal Safety Nets for Girls Caught Up in War

    by  • October 10, 2016 • 

    Afghan school girl Mette Bastholm/HELMAND PRT/CREATIVE COMMONS

    Rape is prevalent in many armed conflicts around the world today. Government security forces, nonstate militias and violent extremists use rape as a weapon of war. Women and girls are disproportionately targeted for such attacks and many endure the foreseeable biological consequence of rape: pregnancy. Rape of women and girls affects their legal rights...

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