June 23, 2018

Archives for December 2011

Member countries fight over international court’s budget

NEW YORK, Dec 20 (Reuters) – The five countries that contribute the most funding to the International Criminal Court are seeking to cap the court’s budget for the third year in a row, according to diplomats involved in the negotiations. The budget negotiations are taking place in New York this week as part of the […]

Magnum Foundation interview

On November 2nd 2011, photographer Cedric Gerbehaye spoke with Rebecca Hamilton, journalist and author of Fighting for Darfur: Public Action and the Struggle to Stop Genocide. Cedric and Rebecca worked together in       Sudan during the months leading up to the 2011 referendum. Sudan in Transition, a Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting project, features their reportage […]

Jody Williams on Fighting for Darfur

“A masterful feat of original research and reporting, Fighting for Darfur is an authoritative account of the impact of the first sustained citizens’ movement against genocide. With Hamilton’s fierce determination to get beyond self-congratulatory slogans and taken-for-granted assumptions about what is required to save lives at risk, she provides insights that will be invaluable for concerned citizens, human rights advocates and policymakers alike for years and years to come. Essential reading for anyone who wants to help build a better world.”
— Jody Williams, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, founding coordinator of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines

Litigation Overview: Status of same-sex marriage cases

Nov 17 (Reuters) – California’s Supreme Court on Thursday said that the original sponsors of Proposition 8, a ballot initiative prohibiting same-sex marriage in California, can defend the initiative in court. The state court was responding to a request from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, which had asked whether state law authorizes the sponsors […]

Al Jazeera, The Stream

I was a guest host of AJE’s social media news show, The Stream, again this week. The topic was one close to home for me – Australia’s policy towards asylum seekers. The discussion followed an announcement by the Australian government last week that it will start to issue bridging visas to enable some of the […]