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Joseph Kony, Child Soldiers, and the Rule of Law
Posted on 11 Mar 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

Fighting against the human rights abuses of Ugandan Lord's Resistance Army leader Joseph Kony, the organization Invisible Children has released " KONY 2012 ," a 30-minute video that has gone viral in social media with tens of millions... Read More

ICC Minor Victory Against Use of Child Soldiers
Posted on 11 Jul 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

Imagine that Union of Congolese Patriots (UCP) warlord Thomas Lubanga visited your family's home one day. Chances are that if you had a young daughter, she would be taken by force and used by Lubanga's rebel group as a sex slave. If you had... 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

Islamists in Mali recruit, pay for child soldiers
Posted on 6 Oct 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

MOPTI Mali (AP) - Salif Haidara sat drinking tea on the side of the road with other weary bus passengers when a man with a turban and a long beard approached them: Did they want to become holy warriors? The skinny teen had left his poor hometown in... Read More

Rights group: Children pressed to fight in Somalia
Posted on 27 Feb 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

MOGADISHU Somalia (AP) - An international rights group says Somalia's militants and government forces are recruiting children to fight and in some cases to serve as "cannon fodder" for adult fighters. Human Rights Watch said in a Tuesday... Read More

UN backs shaming of those who use child soldiers
Posted on 25 Sep 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The U.N. Security Council on Wednesday backed the naming and shaming of governments and armed groups that recruit, kill or sexually attack children in armed conflicts over protests from Russia, China, Pakistan and Azerbaijan... Read More

Congo president calls for arrest of wanted warlord
Posted on 17 Apr 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

KINSHASA Congo (AP) - In a marked turnaround, Congo's president called Wednesday for the arrest of a notorious ex-warlord who has been serving in the country's army despite an international indictment on war crimes charges. Bosco Ntaganda is... Read More

UN Security Council puts sanctions on Congo rebels
Posted on 22 Nov 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Tuesday to sanction the leaders of Congo's M23 rebel force, which hours earlier occupied the eastern Congolese city of Goma as U.N. peacekeepers stood by without resisting. But... Read More

Mali seeks International Criminal Court probe
Posted on 23 Jul 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

THE HAGUE Netherlands (AP) - Mali's justice minister on Wednesday asked prosecutors at the International Criminal Court to open an investigation into "grave and massive" crimes committed in the African nation that was plunged into turmoil... Read More