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June 16, 2022

Human Rights
Human Rights NGOs: "Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?"

International human rights NGOs are important champions of basic human rights for people across the globe. They have great influence in civil society and government.  But they are also complex organi…

Secretary General of Amnesty International Agnes Callamard speaks at a press conference detailing the NGO's 2022 report accusing Israel of "apartheid against Palestinians."

June 10, 2022

Syria
Bringing Justice Home: Dispatches from the ISIS ‘Beatles’ Trial

ISIS Beatles Trial Shines Light on U.S. Counterterrorism and Hostage Policy

A banner belonging to Islamic State fighters is seen during a battle with members of the Syrian Democratic Forces in Raqqa, Syria, on August 16, 2017.

March 30, 2022

Ukraine
Winners and Losers in Putin’s War

Taking Stock of Putin's War in Ukraine

A Ukrainian serviceman stands near a destroyed Russian tank in the northeastern city of Trostianets, on March 29, 2022

December 6, 2021

2021 in Review
Visualizing 2022: Trends to Watch

CFR experts highlight the most important trends they will be following in the coming years.

March 9, 2022

Burkina Faso
What the Sankara Assassination Trial Means for West Africa

The trial against Burkina Faso’s exiled former leader for a decades-old assassination case could signal progress on accountability at a time of coups and upheaval regionwide.

People attend the opening of the trial against alleged perpetrators of the assassination of former President Thomas Sankara in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.

October 8, 2021

Genocide and Mass Atrocities
Why Religious Persecution Justifies U.S. Legislation on Crimes Against Humanity

(This article is part of a series on a proposed Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of Crimes Against Humanity, due to be considered in discussions now scheduled to resume on Oct. 13 in the S…

May 25, 2021

International Criminal Court
A Renewed Agenda to Advance US Interests with the International Criminal Court

Almost seven years following the inaugural Arguendo essays, little has changed to alter the three proposals set forth in my own essay of June 3, 2014, which I address shortly.  No doubt the relations…

June 25, 2021

International Law
The Supreme Court Denied a Child Labor Claim Against U.S. Firms: What to Know

Though Nestlé and Cargill were not held accountable for child labor in their supply chains, the Supreme Court upheld the precedent that corporate decisions are subject to international law.

A ten year old works at a leather tannery in Bangladesh, where enforcing international laws against child labor in the supply chain is increasingly difficult.

February 4, 2022

COVID-19
The World Still Hasn’t Agreed on a Pandemic Playbook

For two years, the world has been battling COVID-19 with masks, vaccines, and lockdowns. There have been impressive results and serious missteps, but countries have failed to channel their shared exp…

A health-care worker takes a swab sample to test for COVID-19 from a woman who looks up with her eyes closed and her mask pulled down below her chin.

August 18, 2020

Conflict Prevention
Peace, Conflict, and COVID-19

The Center for Preventive Action has created this resource for those seeking information and analysis about the effects of COVID-19 on peace and conflict.

Three men wearing protective clothing and masks--two of whom have guns--stand guard in front of cars parked in the middle of a debris-ridden street during a twenty-four hour curfew in Sanaa, Yemen, on May 6, 2020.