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Speak up to prevent mass atrocities

That mass atrocities and genocide should be prevented generates little debate. Where we become stuck as an international community is exactly what to do and when. Left paralyzed by an inability to respond, governments inevitably allow the worst imaginable crimes to happen, as they did in Rwanda in 1994. During 100 days, an estimated 800,000 […]

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ICC provides glimpse into historic summit

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has posted opening remarks from the Review Conference of the Rome Statute, which opened Monday in Kampala, Uganda. The historic conference, which runs through June 11, provides State Parties the first chance to make amendments to the Rome Statute since its 2002 inception, and to measure the impact of the Statute […]

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Worse Than War debuts on PBS tonight

(April 14) As part of its programming for National Holocaust Remembrance Week, PBS debuts the documentary “Worse Than War” tonight. The film follows author Daniel Jonah Goldhagen, a former political science professor at Harvard University, as he travels across nine countries to speak to survivors, witnesses and participants of genocide to better understand its causes […]

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Remembering Dr. Alison Des Forges (1942-2009)

Feb. 12 marked the one-year anniversary of the death of Dr. Alison Des Forges, senior advisor to the Africa division of Human Rights Watch for nearly 20 years. Dr. Des Forges devoted her life to the people of Rwanda and the Great Lakes region of Africa, and was widely considered a leading expert on the 1994 […]

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