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...
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...
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...
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...