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 […]

Why is it so important for women to be included in peace processes?

Why is it so important for women to be included in peace processes?

Vanina Serra – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN/OD/50:50) The Hague, The Netherlands, WESTERN EUROPE: On 27 March 2014, a historic first was achieved: a peace agreement led by a woman chief mediator was signed. The Filipino government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front signed the  Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB), putting an end to four decades […]

Are some U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan war crimes? Amnesty International says yes

Are some U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan war crimes? Amnesty International says yes

WNN Justice (WNN) New York, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: Recently assessing that civilian deaths through drone strikes in Pakistan may amount to war crimes, Amnesty International has released a groundbreaking new report on how U.S. drones are also killing those who are innocent. To bring the facts forward, Amnesty International carefully studied 45 drone strikes that […]

UN Human Rights Chief Pillay applauds trial exposing Guatemala atrocities

UN Human Rights Chief Pillay applauds trial exposing Guatemala atrocities

WNN Breaking (WNN/UN) United Nations, Geneva, SWITZERLAND, EUROPE: The top United Nations human rights official has applauded the beginning of the ‘historic’ trial of Guatemala’s former head of State and former head of intelligence who are both accused of crimes committed in the Central American nation over 30 years ago, and urged local authorities to […]

Use of child soldiers in Central Africa on increase, says UNICEF

Use of child soldiers in Central Africa on increase, says UNICEF

WNN Breaking (WNN) Bangui/Dakar, AFRICA/GENEVA, UNITED NATIONS: The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said today that it had received credible reports that rebel groups and pro-government militias are increasingly recruiting and involving children in armed conflict in the Central African Republic (CAR). UNICEF calls for the immediate cessation of child recruitment by all armed groups […]

CONGO: Women seeking justice at ICC see case dismissed

CONGO: Women seeking justice at ICC see case dismissed

WNN Breaking (WNN/FIDH) Geneva, Switzerland, THE HAGUE, ICC: The International Criminal Court in Geneva, Switzerland has just dismissed an important case that may have brought relief for women seeking justice against sexual atrocity in Africa’s Congo region. At the same time the ICC is calling for more detailed investigations. The Trial Chamber II of the […]

Justice Delayed: The massacre of political prisoners in Iran

Justice Delayed: The massacre of political prisoners in Iran

Elahe Amani – WNN SOAPBOX WNN Iranian reporter Elahe Amani shares insight and history into the increasing need for Iranian government accountability (WNN) Tehran, IRAN: 1988 is a year that is remembered for large, militant protests against the 1988 World Bank and IMF meetings  in West Berlin. It was also the year “Mississippi Burning” and […]

Syria Update: Possible war crimes include rising violence against women

Syria Update: Possible war crimes include rising violence against women

WNN Breaking (WNN/UN/HRW) Geneva, SWITZERLAND: Warning of crimes against humanity and possible war crimes being committed, the United Nations human rights chief today called on the international community this week to overcome differences in order to end the violence and human rights violations in Syria. Reports of specific and increasing violence against women has also […]

Remembering the Courage of Bosnia’s Women

Remembering the Courage of Bosnia’s Women

Seida Saric – Huffington Post – Friday, 04 November 2011 (originally published 27 Oct) Nearly twenty years ago, the country I called home, Bosnia and Herzegovina, descended into a brutally violent and destructive war, one that shredded the fabric of our society and forever altered the lives of the survivors. For the women who lived […]