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- "Foreign Affairs: A New Tool to Fight Genocide: Why Anti-Money-Laundering Measures Could Be Game Changing" (Op-Ed)
It has been 65 years since the Genocide Convention, drafted in reaction to the Holocaust, first came into force, but the international response to mass atrocities remains largely ineffective.
- "Sudan’s Civil Disobedience: Africa’s latest "Hashtag Revolution"?" (Op-Ed)
A group of anonymous youth activists in Sudan covertly and efficiently organized a campaign of posters and carefully crafted slogans to invite the Sudanese to undertake a three-day civil disobedience campaign to begin on Sunday, November 27 2016.
- "NY Times Reports Suspicious Congo Transactions of $95.7 million; Treasury Department Should Alert Banks" (Blog)
In an article published on December 18 2016, the New York Times reported that some senior officials in the Congolese government have been involved in a series of suspicious bank transfers.
- "'A Groundbreaking Achievement': Congress Passes 'Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act'" (Blog)
On December 8 2016, the United States Congress passed historic legislation empowering the U.S. government with the authority to place sanctions on corrupt public officials across the world who misappropriate state assets as well as anyone who attacks journalists and human rights defenders.
- "Dec. 9 Marks Intl. Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime" (Blog)
The United Nations marked the day to raise awareness of the Genocide Convention and its role in combating and preventing the crime of genocide, as well as commemorate and honor victims of genocide.