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Detention Standards and Non-State Armed Groups

Detention Standards and Non-State Armed Groups

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

By: Bruce ‘Ossie’ Oswald

All armed groups capture or detain individuals in a variety of situations, but it is unclear what legal obligations, if any, non-state groups have when dealing with detainees. Bruce Oswald explores this question and the challenge of getting non-state groups to respect basic detention standards.

African Leaders Outline Roots of Stability, Economic Growth

African Leaders Outline Roots of Stability, Economic Growth

Friday, March 29, 2013

By: Viola Gienger

Leaders of Sierra Leone, Senegal, Malawi and Cape Verde explain their approaches to governing to achieve stability and economic development during a discussion at USIP. The group visited Washington as part of the Obama administration’s efforts to promote examples of good governance and economic growth in Africa.

U.N. Special Representative Calls for Greater Steps to End `Scourge’ of Sexual Violence in War

U.N. Special Representative Calls for Greater Steps to End `Scourge’ of Sexual Violence in War

Thursday, February 14, 2013

By: Viola Gienger

Speaking at a major conference held at USIP, former Sierra Leone policymaker and diplomat Zainab Hawa Bangura appealed for greater political will, public determination, and improved technical capacity to prevent and prosecute the “vile crime.” The effects of continued impunity devastate survivors and weaken a society’s ability to recover from war.

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