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Liberian Charles Taylor, War Crimes, and the Rule of Law
Posted on 4 Jun 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

Not since World War II has an international tribunal held a former head state accountable for war crimes. That changed last week when the Special Court for Sierra Leone sentenced Liberia's former president, Charles Taylor, to prison for a term... Read More

Congo War Crimes, Rwandan Complicity, and the Rule of Law
Posted on 14 Sep 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

In the Democratic Republic of Congo, M23 rebels are committing war crimes and other human rights abuses. Both adults and minors are conscripted to serve in the rebel militia. If they attempt to flee, they are killed. Pregnant women and even preteen... Read More

Can Syria’s Rebels Restore the Rule of Law?
Posted on 5 Dec 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

Syrian Attorney Mohammed Haj Hussein is attempting to create an impartial legal system in territory held by rebels. The goal is to provide justice that has been lacking in President Bashar al-Assad's authoritarian regime. On a positive note... Read More

Rule of Law Essential to Restoring Malian Human Rights
Posted on 12 Oct 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

The rule of law in Mali is at a critical juncture. In the past six months, the nation's government has been toppled by the military, the acting president was nearly beaten to death, there have been Taureg secessionist movements, and radical Islamists... Read More