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Where and How to Sit? The Dilemma of the International Criminal Court

Where and How to Sit? The Darfur Genocide and the Dilemma of the International Criminal Court When the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court in the Hague sought to indict the sitting president of The Sudan, Mr. Omar al-Bashir last July for crimes against humanity and genocide, the...

President Obama Cites "Rule of Law and Rights of Man"

Referring to concerns about our common defense and rejecting as false the perceived choice between our safety and our ideals, President Obama has reaffirmed that his administration will uphold and be guided by the rule of law and the rights of man enshrined by our Founding Fathers in our nation's...

The Pace of Change - Rule of Law Cited as Policy Standard by Top Intelligence Nominee

The pace of change in Washington is already accelerating. Less than 48 hours after President Obama was sworn in, citing the importance of the "rule of law and the rights of man" in his Inaugural Address, the nominee for the key administration post of Director of National Intelligence, Adm....

President Obama Nominates Luis de Baca to be Ambassador-At-Large to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons

We are pleased to share with you the following announcement from the White House concerning the nomination of Luis de Baca for the post of Ambassador-At-Large to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons. Mr. de Baca, an attorney with solid credentials and experience with the problemsof trafficking in...

Secretary of State Clinton on Stepping Up the Fight Against Human Trafficking

Secretary of State Clinton: Fight Human Trafficking Now Highlighting the 2001 murder of the 20-year-old Russian woman, Oksana Rantchev, in Cyprus while trying to escape her captors, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton in an op-ed piece in today's Washington Post reaffirms that stopping...

Lockerbie, Compassion, and the Rule of Law

Is it compassionate to release a terminally ill terrorist who has been convicted of killing hundreds of civilians by blowing their airplane out of the sky? That’s the position taken by the Scottish government when it decided to release Pan Am Flight 103 bomber Abdel Baset al-Megrahi so that he...