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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Un acto atroz; más muertes en alta mar
September 18, 2014

En los dos últimos días, han surgido noticias de tres naufragios independientes en el Mediterráneo con la escalofriante estimación de 700 víctimas mortales.

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Dispatches: Afghanistan’s Judicial Vigilantism
September 17, 2014

On September 15, the Kabul Appeals Court turned a blind eye to serious flaws in the handling of the notorious Paghman gang rape case and upheld death sentences for five of the defendants. Two others were sentenced to 20 years in prison.

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Dispatches: Limiting Free Speech Won’t Stop Violence in Greece
September 17, 2014

One week after Greece passed new anti-racism legislation, officials are heatedly debating the law in the news.

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Dispatches: A Heinous Act, More Deaths on the High Seas
September 16, 2014

Over the last two days, news emerged of three separate shipwrecks in the Mediterranean with the unbearable estimate of 700 presumed dead.

September 16, 2014

この2日間、地中海で3件の船の沈没事故が報道されています。実に痛ましいことに犠牲者は推計700人です。この最悪の事件を生き延びたわずかな人びとは、国際移住機関(IMO)とイタリア警察にこう述べています。そのとき乗っていた船より更にひどい船に移れと言われたたので抗議したところ、密航業者が自分たちの乗っていた船をわざと沈めたと。

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Dispatches: Another Step Back for Uganda’s HIV Fight
September 9, 2014

Back in the 1990s, Uganda was seen as a success story in the fight against the AIDS epidemic. HIV infection rates were falling. The country had developed strong, community based programs that provided support to those who became ill. They fought stigma and emphasized pragmatic – not ideological – approaches to preventing HIV infection.

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Dispatches: Shameful US Immigration Moves
September 9, 2014

The weekend news dump from the Obama administration was an immigration two-fer. First came word that the president would not take executive action to change immigration policy before the November congressional elections. Buried under that news was the less splashy but deeply troubling announcement that the administration plans to build a huge immigrant family detention center in Texas.

September 8, 2014

As I sat in the UN Security Council chamber this morning, you could have heard a pin drop as a 20-year-old refugee from the Democratic Republic of Congo described escaping a “tent of fire” during an attack on her refugee camp when she was 10. The young woman, named Sandra Uwiringiyimana, survived, but her younger sister didn’t.