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Would More Female Leadership Lead to Less Global Conflict?

Would a World In Which Women Dominated Key Leadership Positions Contain Less Violent Conflict? by Mia Lombardi The impact of gender on international security has come under much scrutiny in recent years, with divergences between the influence of socially-constructed gender or biologically-led ‘sex’ taking a key focus. This essay will examine whether one can evaluate … Continue reading

The Responsibility to Protect in International Law

by Jay Crush, A Critical Analysis of the Status and Implementation of the Responsibility to Protect in International Law Background The 1990s saw levels of human cruelty and violence comparable to that seen during World War II. In Rwanda 800,000 were slaughtered in 100 days, ‘a faster rate of killing than the Holocaust’,[1] despite there … Continue reading

Civilizational dialogue – Great Powers and the Portuguese Role in a changing world

by David Garrido e Cunha Civilization is based on a concept of intellectual and cultural significance that we can date from classical antiquity. When we speak of Civilization, we immediately oppose it to the concept of barbaric or uncivilized – a term that designated in the western world, all those who, in the first instance … Continue reading

Afghan lawmakers take aim at women’s rights – HRW

by Megan Rowling LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Afghanistan’s lower house of parliament seems intent on further weakening inadequate legal protections for women’s rights, Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday, urging lawmakers to reject a proposed criminal law revision that would make prosecutions of domestic violence impossible. A new draft of the criminal procedure code, … Continue reading

No consensus on implementation of cessation clause for Rwandan refugees

KAMPALA/JOHANNESBURG, 12 July 2013 (IRIN) – The future of tens of thousands of Rwandan refugees living in Africa remains uncertain nearly two weeks after the 30 June deadline recommended by the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) for the discontinuation of their refugee status. UNHCR has recommended countries invoke the “ceased circumstances” clause for Rwandans who fled … Continue reading

Exaggerated hopes for Yemen’s National Dialogue Conference?

SANA’A, 10 July 2013 (IRIN) – Four months into their six-month mandate, the 565 Yemenis taking part in the National Dialogue Conference (NDC) know they have their work cut out to agree the blueprint for a new Yemen. While the drawing up of a new constitution ahead of presidential elections scheduled for early next year … Continue reading

Central African Republic in crisis, urgently needs aid –MSF

by Alex Whiting LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Three months after rebels seized power, Central African Republic (CAR) is in the grip of a humanitarian emergency and most of its people have no access to basic medical services because of insecurity and lack of funding, Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said on Tuesday. Since the Seleka rebel … Continue reading

Two years on, South Sudan still faces major challenges

NAIROBI, 9 July 2013 (IRIN) – South Sudan marks two years of independence today, but the millions who continue to face displacement, hunger, disease and extreme poverty will be hard pressed to find any reason to celebrate. Aid agencies say they require US$485 million from June until the end of 2013 to help some three … Continue reading

Countering Africa’s green revolution

NAIROBI, 8 July 2013 (IRIN) – Civil society groups are taking on the policies of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), which promotes the use of genetically modified (GM) crops and Green Revolution technologies. They argue that GM and Green Revolution practices – those aimed at increasing developing countries’ crop yields through … Continue reading

Portuguese migrants seek opportunities in Mozambique

MAPUTO, 2 July 2013 (IRIN) – The financial crisis in Europe has brought the largest influx of Portuguese migrants to Mozambique since colonial times. While many Mozambicans fear they will face increased competition for scarce jobs, the new wave of migrants is also creating employment opportunities. Goncalo Teles Gomes, the Portuguese consul in Maputo, the … Continue reading