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  • September 16, 2014

    Surviving Violence: Transgressing Categories and Boundaries in Armed Conflicts

    The persistent limitations in the civilian protection agenda have led some scholars, practitioners, and policy-makers to turn their attention away from the ‘top-down’ macro level and towards the ‘bottom-up’ micro level of analysis. Instead of understanding civilian protection as activities to be conducted in compliance with international law by states,...

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  • September 16, 2014

    What Role for UN Peacekeepers in Tackling Ebola?

    Comprised of around 4,500 troops, including eight formed police units, with a presence in 11 of 15 of Liberian counties, the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) represents a sizable international military and civilian presence in the country at a time when outside assistance is sorely needed. Depending on how the Ebola crisis evolves, UNMIL could...

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  • September 15, 2014

    TED: A Vision of Crimes in the Future

    The world is becoming increasingly open, and that has implications both bright and dangerous. Marc Goodman paints a portrait of a grave future, in which technology's rapid development could allow crime to take a turn for the worse.

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  • September 12, 2014

    New International Peace Institute Documentary Film on Past and Future of International Affairs

     As part of its work on advocating and implementing lessons learned from 1814 and 1914 for today, the International Peace Institute (IPI), with the support of Canada and Norway, has created a short documentary film entitled "Architects and Sleepwalkers."

    The film recalls that the leaders who met at the Congress in Vienna in 1814,...

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  • September 11, 2014

    IN BRIEF: Rule of Law News from Around the World

    Afghanistan: In a recent report, Amnesty International documented the almost complete lack of justice for civilian casualties caused by US and other NATO forces in Afghanistan. The report focused mainly on US forces, which have...

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  • September 11, 2014

    Unlock the Mystery of Mental Illness with Crisis Intervention Teams – A Community Approach to Officer Safety

    Officer safety is of paramount importance to law enforcement leadership. It is embedded in the police culture at every level. Simply explained, the goal of every officer is to go home every day. When the unthinkable occurs, the last thing a chief wants to do is tell a family that the death of their loved one was preventable. As violence against police...

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  • September 10, 2014

    Cluster Munitions Ban: National Laws Needed

    Countries around the world should enact strong laws to implement the treaty banning cluster munitions, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today at an international meeting of nations party to the treaty.

    The 81-page report, “Staying Strong: Key Components and Positive Precedent for Convention on Cluster Munitions Legislation,”...

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  • September 9, 2014

    A Wrong Turn for Human Rights

    The world has plunged into a period of brutality, with impunity for the perpetrators of violence. Syria is suffering untold civilian casualties as a divided United Nations Security Council sits on the sidelines. Gaza was pummeled to dust yet again with the world watching on. Iraq is in flames, with no end in sight. Atrocities are mounting in South Sudan...

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  • September 6, 2014

    Civil Society’s ‘Power of Together’

    ‘What Football Taught Me About Citizen Action’ is just one of several new speaker videos released by The International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL), the European Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ECNL), and TEDxLiberdade under the rubric of The Power of Together. Available TEDx talks explore topics including e-democracy, youth participation, LGBT...

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  • September 6, 2014

    The Women of Isis: Understanding and Combating Female Extremism

    Reports that women have formed their own brigade within the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) have confounded experts -- and worried them. For many, the idea of women as violent extremists seems paradoxical. After all, why should women want to join a political struggle that so blatantly oppresses them?

    That question reveals more...

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