Protests in Venezuela

Luis Moreno Ocampo discusses positive reactions in Latin America to the TSJ ruling that removed powers from the Venezuelan parliament.

Women in Sudan

Supporting the Rights of Women Worldwide The future of the International Criminal Court (ICC) is in question, and that’s bad news for women. Luis Moreno Ocampo, the first Head Prosecutor of the ICC, explains why the institution matters to women. Excerpt from article: There’s a sadness to Amal — but it isn’t weakness. It’s like […]

Ocampo Meets with the Yazidis and Yazda in Iraq

Yazda is Recognized as a Top 10 Social Good Organization Yazda is an organization born from tragedy. After ISIS systematically attacked, enslaved, raped, and murdered the Yazidi people in northern Iraq beginning in 2014—in what now has been called a genocide by the United Nations, the European parliament, and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry—a […]

Facing the Genocide in Burundi

The chaos is coming. Genocide in Burundi and a new African war are in motion. The Gambia has announced its withdrawal from the international criminal court, accusing the tribunal of the “persecution and humiliation of people of colour, especially Africans”. The announcement late on Tuesday came after similar decisions this month by South Africa and […]

Gambian and Burundian president seek to leave ICC

Burundian president wants free hands to attack civilians. Gambia became the third African nation — following Burundi and South Africa — to bail out of the International Criminal Court (or more properly, out of the treaty that binds it to the court). In a statement on state television, Gambian Information Minister Sheriff Bojang said the […]

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Yazidi women share stories of captivity, torture and daring escape Elizabeth Schaeffer Brown recalls a moving trip to Kurdistan, where she helped record testimony from Yazidi women who had been held captive by the Islamic militants. Article Excerpt After the testimonies, several of the women we had interviewed approached me, put their hands on my […]