Enough's 5 Recommended Reads is a biweekly series featuring important stories you may have missed.
- "Five Lessons from a Sanctions Practitioner" (Brief)
In past decades, sanctions were typically “comprehensive,” in which the United States would ban nearly all trade and economic activity with an adversary, but today, most U.S. sanctions programs are “specific” or “targeted,” in which the United States will freeze the assets of specific, named individuals and companies overseas and ban U.S. citizens and companies from doing most business with them.
- "Slave labour: mineral crisis in the Congo" (Op-Ed)
In this article in Edinburgh's "The Student," Conflict-Free Campus Initiative Campus Organizer Kai Stuart describes why student activism matters to supporting peace in Congo.
- "Brussels Donor Conference: An Injection of Funds, or a Changed System?" (Op-Ed)
While Brussels is preparing to hold a donor conference for the Central African Republic on 17 November, the international community must examine the causes of violence in CAR and prioritize action against impunity and illicit funding flows.
- "November 2 Marks the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists" (Blog)
Earlier this month, the UN marked the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists, condemning all attacks and violence against media workers and urging member states to do their utmost to prevent violence against journalists.
- "Republicans, Democrats Unite to Pass Important Resolution on DRC, Urging Financial Pressure in Support of Congo's Constitution" (Blog)
On November 14, the United States House of Representatives passed H.Res.780 – A resolution urging respect for the constitution of the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the democratic transition of power in 2016, by a vote count of 416-3.