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BANJUL — Gambia, a tiny country of 2.6 million tightly knit people, located right in the middle of Senegal in West Africa, is still struggling to recover from the brutal 22-year authoritarian reign of Yahya Jammeh. He was the longtime …

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Did Palestine ever have a chance to gain its full rights as a state? In his new book, “The United Nations and the Question of Palestine: Rule by Law and the Structure of International Legal Subalternity,” Ardi Imseis delves into …

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu boasts that he single-handedly blocked a Palestinian State from becoming a reality even though it is recognized by more than 130 countries and enjoys the status of an Observer State in the United Nations. In his 16 years …

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Welcome to This Week @UN: Savoring the UN Charter; aid cuts harm women; prosecuting Putin. Plus: Russia-Ukraine war; US veto; Gaza; South Sudan; Houthis Follow us on Twitter (X), Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn  Our top story this week: Aid Cuts Are …

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As the United Nations marks the second year of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine this week, big-power politics are still blocking the creation of an international special tribunal to prosecute the crime of aggression by Russia’s top leaders for their …

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In a speech on Dec. 4, 1997, commemorating the International Day of Solidarity With the Palestinian People, Nelson Mandela celebrated the end of apartheid in South Africa and assured his audience that he and his fellow South Africans “know too …

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Welcome to This Week @UN: Azerbaijan to lead COP29; Gaza’s garbage pileup; US envoy loves Liberia. Plus: UN Security Council meeting on ICJ ruling; Yemen, Haiti, Gaza. Follow us on Twitter (X), Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn. Our most-read story of …

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Welcome to This Week @UN: Remember Nikki Haley?; Summit of the Future; South Africa’s genocide case; interviewing the General Assembly president. Plus: Somalia, Cabo Verde, Yemen and Gaza. Follow us on Twitter (X), Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn • As a nonprofit media site, PassBlue relies on …

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The Genocide Convention was codified in 1948 in response to the atrocities committed against Jewish people and others during World War II. Seventy-five years later, predominately Jewish Israel is facing the International Court of Justice on allegations of intent to …

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Pramila Patten, the United Nations special representative on sexual violence in conflict, is reportedly going to Israel at the end of January. She was invited by the government to visit the country more than a month ago to hear first-hand …

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As the threat of aggression haunts formerly occupied Baltic states that share a border with Russia and the war in Ukraine grinds toward its grim two-year anniversary, one country is trying to increase its influence at the United Nations by …

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Karim Khan’s unprecedented politicization of the International Criminal Court since assuming the role of Prosecutor in June 2021 has significantly eroded the credibility of the Court just as he should be taking serious steps to address its declining legitimacy. Khan …

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Although people across the world maintain faith in democracy, “that faith is running on fumes” for younger generations, a new survey found, published by the Open Society Foundations, which focuses on justice, human rights and democratic governance. Launched in September, …

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Russia Blames the West, an ‘Empire of Lies,’ for All Global Ills —  Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov used his speech on Saturday, toward the end of the United Nations General Assembly’s annual debate, to recite many of the Kremlin’s …

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MONROVIA, Liberia — Nobel Peace Laureate Leymah Gbowee stood behind a wooden podium in a cramped conference room and recounted her narrow escape from one of the worst massacres in Liberia’s civil war, a devastating conflict that ended 20 years …

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