Blog Posts in International Institutions

Posted by Annette LaRocco on Jun 8, 2012

Malawi is a small, land-locked country of about 16 million people that rarely plays a large role international politics. However, under its new leadership, Malawi is taking a stand for international justice. Malawi has refused to give in to the African Union’s demands and will not welcome Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir to the A.U.’s annual summit, which was slated to take place in the Malawian capital of Lilongwe.

Posted by Enough Team on Jun 6, 2012

Evidence is mounting that Rwanda is supporting the new rebellion in eastern Congo, the M23, with recruits, weapons, and ammunition. The U.N., U.S., and U.K. should immediately make public their understanding of the role of Rwanda in the conflict in eastern Congo and the extent of their bilateral and multilateral relations with that country.

Posted by Annette LaRocco... on Jun 5, 2012

While many Sudan observers are looking ahead to South Sudan’s first birthday in July, there is another, less auspicious, anniversary to commemorate. Today, June 5, marks one year since the beginning of hostilities in South Kordofan state.

Posted by Laura Heaton on Jun 1, 2012

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Posted by Annette LaRocco on May 30, 2012

Liberian warlord-turned-president Charles Taylor, who was convicted by the Special Court for Sierra Leone in April, was sentenced to 50 years in prison for his role in aiding and abetting rebels during Sierra Leone’s brutal civil war. Taylor’s trial, which began in 2006 and featured testimony from 115 witnesses, is the last on the special court’s docket. Eight other perpetrators have already been sentenced.