February 8, 2014

Le tribunal créé à Dakar par l’Union africaine et le Sénégal pour juger les principaux responsables des crimes internationaux commis au Tchad sous le régime de Hissène Habré célèbre aujourd’hui son premier anniversaire.

December 25, 2013

В последние дни президенты Германии, Франции и США заявили о том, что не будут присутствовать на Зимних Олимпийских играх в Сочи в феврале 2014 года.

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Dispatches: Egypt’s Historic Conviction for FGM
January 26, 2015

Today an Egyptian court convicted two people of carrying out female genital mutilation (FGM). These are the first convictions for FGM since Egypt criminalized the practice in 2008 but two convictions in seven years aren’t enough in a country with an endemic FGM problem, and Egyptian authorities must do more to investigate and prosecute those who carry out the procedure.

January 24, 2015

Between 9 and 10 this morning, a salvo of unguided Grad rockets struck the eastern district of Mariupol, a government controlled city in eastern Ukraine. Two other rocket attacks struck in the area later in the day. As of this writing, local authorities are saying that 27 people were killed and 90 people injured.

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Dispatches: Undermining Indonesia’s Anti-Corruption Efforts
January 24, 2015

On Friday, members of Indonesia’s National Police – widely considered one of the country’s most corrupt government institutions – arrested Bambang Widjojanto, deputy chairman of the official Corruption Eradication Commission, or KPK.

January 24, 2015

La Cámara de Diputados de Chile aprobó esta semana un proyecto legislativo sobre “unión civil” que reconoce legalmente derechos a parejas del mismo sexo.

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Dispatches: Morocco’s ‘Tolerant’ Islam Meets Realpolitik
January 23, 2015

Yesterday, Morocco’s police preempted a small rally called to protest Saudi Arabia’s court-imposed punishment of blogger Raif Badawi, who was sentenced to 1,000 lashes and a 10-year prison sentence for “insulting Islam.” Badawi had set up an online forum to discuss religious reforms and for criticizing authorities in Facebook posts.

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Dispatches: Chile Poised to Recognize Same-Sex Unions
January 22, 2015

Chile’s House of Representatives approved a “civil union” bill this week granting legal rights to same-sex couples. The bill creates the Pacto de Unión Civil (PUC), a new legal status for couples that live together in committed relationships, regardless of gender.

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Dispatches: UK Credibility on Bahrain Shot to Pieces
January 22, 2015

UK statements supportive of Bahrain’s ruling Al Khalifa family are nothing new, but the tone and timing of Tuesday's comments by foreign secretary Philip Hammond are the worst and most cynical yet.  

January 20, 2015

Les mains de Mamadou - un garçon de 14 ans atteint de polio et qui a survécu à la crise en République centrafricaine -  sont plus petites que les mains de ma fille de 2 ans. Nous nous sommes rencontrés pour la première fois au mois de juin de l’année passée.