Laurent Gbagbo

Checking on the Health of the International Criminal Court

THE HAGUE — At the glassy, eco-minded new building of the International Criminal Court here in the Netherlands’ capital, people who are being tried may still be called “detainees,” but make no mistake: they remain accused of such atrocities as murder, torture and child-soldier recruitment as well as gang-raping women and girls. It’s business as …

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A Young African Striving for a Better Africa

As the managing director of a community-based radio station in one of the most populated and underserved urban areas of Abidjan, the commercial capital of the Ivory Coast, I am working in a neighborhood of about 1.5 million people facing poverty, insecurity, pollution, illiteracy and inadequate power and water supplies. Yet I consider myself privileged …

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Master of Science in Humanitarian Studies at Fordham University
Women at the Stop Rape in Conflict Now campaign in Cartagena, Colombia

Rape in War: It’s Not a Given Any Longer

One of Fatou Bensouda‘s missions as the new chief prosecutor for the International Criminal Court is to make rape during conflicts a thing of the past. Until 20 years ago, she said in a speech at the United Nations recently, sexual violence and other sexual attacks were “all but ignored and dismissed as regrettable but …

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