Stopping Diamond-Funded Wars: UN Action

On December 1, 2000, the UN General Assembly unanimously adopted Resolution 55/56 with the goal of limiting sales of conflict diamonds. Conflict diamonds create a cycle of violence because they not only fund wars, but are also often their object….

Human Rights in Russia: An Uphill Battle?

On February 2, 2010, the Washington College of Law’s Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian law invited the community to a “behind the scenes” look at the state of human rights in Russia. Karinna Moskalenko, one of Russia’s most respected…

UN Response to Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill

The United Nations is pressuring Uganda to abandon proposed anti-homosexual legislation. The Anti-Homosexuality Bill of 2009 is sponsored by David Bahati, a member of the Ugandan Parliament from the ruling National Resistance Movement. Homosexuality is already a crime in Uganda,…