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CAR: The search for justice

CAR: The search for justice

carolyn.simon@hrc.org October 30, 2014 0

BANGUI 30 October 2014 (IRIN) - As the International Criminal Court (ICC) steps up its work in the Central African Republic (CAR), pledging to bring the worst perpetrators of violence to justice, concerted

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Briefing: Holding ISIS to account

Briefing: Holding ISIS to account

carolyn.simon@hrc.org October 16, 2014 0

DUBAI 16 October 2014 (IRIN) - The international outcry to the openly advertised atrocities committed in Iraq by the Islamic State has led to calls for justice. But what mechanisms exist to turn

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Lingering trauma impact of Timor-Leste’s violent past

Lingering trauma impact of Timor-Leste’s violent past

June 30, 2014 0

DILI 30 June 2014 (IRIN) - Repeated bouts of violence in Timor Leste’s recent past and a persistent sense of injustice have had a lasting mental health impact, new research shows.

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No easy way forward for Al-Shabab defectors

No easy way forward for Al-Shabab defectors

June 12, 2014 0

BAIDOA 12 June 2014 (IRIN) - Anwar Ahmed*, 50, an Al-Shabab defector, was drawn to Somalia's Salafist armed group both by the promise of a wage and a belief in the Islamic ways

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Timor-Leste’s mobile courts promote access to justice

Timor-Leste’s mobile courts promote access to justice

dan.rafter@hrc.org May 20, 2014 0

DILI 20 May 2014 (IRIN) - Taking judicial proceedings to rural areas of Timor-Leste with “mobile courts” is increasing citizens’ access to justice as the young country builds its government from the ground

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Analysis: Challenges of bringing more women into the Afghan justice sector

Analysis: Challenges of bringing more women into the Afghan justice sector

dan.rafter@hrc.org March 28, 2014 0

NEW YORK 28 March 2014 (IRIN) - Better gender representation in the justice sector in Afghanistan will empower more women to take action against the men who abuse them. This is the reasoning

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Worries over looming Ivoirian polls

Worries over looming Ivoirian polls

dan.rafter@hrc.org February 26, 2014 0

ABIDJAN 26 February 2014 (IRIN) - As Côte d’Ivoire inches closer to its first elections since the violently disputed polls of 2010, efforts to deliver justice, promote reconciliation and disarm fighters are being

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Cameroon and Nigeria take on task of laying down a border

Cameroon and Nigeria take on task of laying down a border

carolyn.simon@hrc.org February 12, 2014 0

DAKAR 12 February 2014 (IRIN) - Twelve years after an International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruling demarcated the Cameroon-Nigeria border, the UN and the governments of Cameroon and Nigeria are making headway in

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Politics undermining Côte d’Ivoire trials, activists say

Politics undermining Côte d’Ivoire trials, activists say

January 29, 2014 0

ABIDJAN 29 January 2014 (IRIN) - With just a single trial concluded out of the 86 cases arising from Côte d’Ivoire’s 2010-2011 post-poll violence, concerns are emerging that justice is being undermined by

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Stiffer penalties, formal justice to curb rape in Somaliland

Stiffer penalties, formal justice to curb rape in Somaliland

carolyn.simon@hrc.org May 28, 2013 0

HARGEISA 28 May 2013 (IRIN) - Stiffer penalties and reduced reliance on traditional justice systems could help end the rising incidence of rape in the self-declared republic of Somaliland, say officials.

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