Tokyo donates 'Peace and Justice Bell' to ICC at the Hague

Jan 27, 2017

Tokyo donates 'Peace and Justice Bell' to ICC at the Hague

A ceremony marking the Japanese government’s donation of a “Peace and Justice Bell” to the International Criminal Court was held at the court’s main building in The Hague this week. The bell, 73 cm high and 45 cm in diameter and with the word ...

Sep 24, 2014

U.S. calls for North Korea to shut 'evil' prison camps

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called Tuesday for North Korea to shut down its “evil system” of prison camps. Kerry spoke at a gathering of foreign officials and activists to draw attention to the findings of a U.N. commission of inquiry that in ...

Aug 6, 2014

Jordan circulates revised, Palestinian-backed U.N. resolution on Gaza

Jordan circulated a revised U.N. resolution Tuesday calling for a permanent cease-fire in Gaza and condemning “all violence and hostilities against civilians.” Jordan’s new U.N. ambassador, Dina Kawar, said the draft resolution, backed by the Palestinians and Arab nations, was submitted to the Security ...

Mar 14, 2013

A troubling win in Kenya

On one hand, Kenya's presidential election could be viewed as a triumph of democracy — on the other, a nationalistic snub of the global community.