U.N. Tribunal weighs in on atrocity against Bosnian women & the Radovan Karadžić Conviction

Jessica Buchleitner with International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia Editor: Lys Anzia WNN Interviews Global Footage of the March 24, 2016 judgement against former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadžić via International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. ICTY/United Nations (WNN) The Hague, Netherlands – For the last 20 years, former Bosnian Serb army leader Radovan […]

ISIL steps up atrocities against women rights defenders

ISIL steps up atrocities against women rights defenders

WNN Breaking (WNN/UNNC) United Nations Geneva, SWITZERLAND, WESTERN EUROPE: The United Nations human rights chief today condemned the recent brutal, cold-blooded slaying by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) of human rights defender Sameera Salih Ali Al-Nuaimy, as well as the continuing detention, sexual exploitation and sale of hundreds of women and […]

All Eyes On Gaza: An Interview with legal expert Noura Erakat

All Eyes On Gaza: An Interview with legal expert Noura Erakat

Bahar Mirhosseini – WNN Interviews (WNN) New York, U.S., AMERICAS: Since July 8 2014, increased military aggression against occupied Gaza by aerial attacks and a ground invasion from Israel has placed the world’s breath on hold. Through the lens of photographers and journalists the world has witnessed images of maimed and murdered Palestinians in the […]

Hit from both sides: UN reports crimes against humanity in South Sudan

Hit from both sides: UN reports crimes against humanity in South Sudan

Michelle Nichols for Thomson Reuters Foundation  – WNN Justice (WNN/TRF) United Nations, New York, UNITED STATES, NORTH AMERICA: The United Nations accused both government and rebel forces in South Sudan on Thursday of committing crimes against humanity, including murder, rape and other sexual violence, during almost five months of fighting that has left thousands of […]

UN with OPCW move ahead on removal of Syrian chemical weapons

UN with OPCW move ahead on removal of Syrian chemical weapons

WNN Breaking (WNN) United Nations, New York, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: After a closed door meeting with the United Nations General Assembly yesterday in New York there is good news concerning the removal and destruction of Syria’s toxic chemical weapons. Sigrid Kaag, Special Coordinator of the Joint Mission of the OPCW and the UN to eliminate […]

School children face heightened dangers as Syrian conflict escalates

School children face heightened dangers as Syrian conflict escalates

Lys Anzia – WNN Features (WNN) Geneva, Switzerland, UNITED NATIONS: Chronicling an increasing amount of evidence in actions of crime against humanity and using a weapon of mass destruction during the ongoing and escalating crisis in Syria, a United Nations Human Rights Council commission in Geneva has publicly released a definitive statement this week. The […]

Nobel Laureate Rigoberta Menchu Tum speaks on justice & sentencing in Guatemala

Nobel Laureate Rigoberta Menchu Tum speaks on justice & sentencing in Guatemala

WNN Breaking (WNN) Guatemala City, GUATEMALA, SOUTH AMERICA: The long struggle for justice has come to a point of resolution this week as the High Impact Court “A”courtroom conviction of Guatemala’s ex-president General Efraín Ríos Montt brings relief and emotional tears to many of Guatemala’s indigenous. As judgement and sentencing was passed in the National […]

United Nations Ambassadors demand legal compensation for ‘comfort women’

United Nations Ambassadors demand legal compensation for ‘comfort women’

WNN Breaking (WNN) United Nations, Geneva, SWITZERLAND, EUROPE: Japanese deputy ambassador Takashi Okada took to the floor at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva today saying that Japan has already done enough to make amends to ex-Comfort Women who were kidnapped as teens during World War II. Records and witness testimonies show that the […]

Hearing courage in the voices of World War II ‘Comfort Women’

Hearing courage in the voices of World War II ‘Comfort Women’

Tiffany Hsiung – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN) Toronto, Ontario, CANADA: It was 4 years ago in Shanghai, China when I first met a survivor of sexual slavery and forced prostitution.  Her  name was Ms. Ha, a Korean who never returned home after the war. And she didn’t fit any stereotype I could have imagined. At 83 […]

Kashmir women seek justice in mounting cases surrounding ‘The Disappeared’

Kashmir women seek justice in mounting cases surrounding ‘The Disappeared’

Aliya Bashir – WNN Justice (WNN) Srinagar, Indian Administered KASHMIR: For over two decades, it has been an endless wait for families in the Indian Administered Region of Kashmir. Missing what they fondly call “their dear ones” these families have experienced what they describe as “immense pain” for family members who have disappeared from the […]

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