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By Thomas Stevenson On August 7, judges at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC; better known as the Khmer Rouge Tribunal) convicted two former members of the Khmer Rouge inner circle, Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan, in Case 002/01.  In a less heralded development, the ECCC judgment also endorsed 11 out of 13 reparations more...
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By Marlene Houngbedji Eleven years ago today, a tragic event in Baghdad, Iraq, took the lives of twenty-two men and women when a bomb destroyed the local United Nations headquarters. The UN General Assembly subsequently designatedAugust 19 as World Humanitarian Day, a day of commemoration and appreciation for the millions of individuals who risk more...

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