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Resistance Radio – Guest: Polly Higgins – 05.06.18

Polly Higgins is an international lawyer, UK based barrister, award-winning author and lead Ecocide law expert. Her proposal to expand the remit of the International Criminal Court to include Ecocide as an international crime (to stand alongside genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity and crimes of aggression) will ensure global governance and protection against some of the most egregious crimes, …

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Janet Walsh – Mass Rapes to Mass Protests: Violence Against Women in 2016

From historic convictions to impunity for gang rapes, 2016 has been a year of highs and lows when it comes to efforts to stem violence against women. The annual 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence (November 25-December 10) are a time to take stock of progress and failings in combatting this pervasive human rights abuse. In March, the International Criminal Court …

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For the 1st Time, a Lawsuit Could Assign Individual Accountability in CIA Post-9/11 Torture Program

A lawsuit filed by two men who were tortured and the representative of a third who died in CIA custody may hold accountable two psychologists the agency contracted to design the post-9/11 interrogation program. In October, one of the plaintiffs, Suleiman Abdullah Salim, told New York Times reporter James Risen that he can’t escape the “Darkness” of his experience of …

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CEOs Can Now Be Prosecuted Like War Criminals at the Hague

The court’s new focus on land grabbing and environmental destruction could help put a dent in corporate impunity. The International Criminal Court announced Thursday it will now hold corporate executives and governments legally responsible for environmental crimes. The Hague court made explicit references to widening its approach to include land grabbing, which has allowed private corporations, with the help of …