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New York, February 22, 2017 Dear Ambassador, We, the undersigned international and Burundian nongovernmental organizations, write to urge the UN Security Council to impose targeted sanctions...

A.   ESTABLISHMENT The African Union Commission on International Law (AUCIL) was established on the basis of Article 5(2) of the Constitutive Act of the African Union as...

Mirabel Centre

I want to thank Partnership for Justice for initiating the project that brings us all here today and for inviting me to attend this opening of the MIRABEL CENTRE, a refuge for women escaping Violence against Women (VAW) in Lagos.

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The number of attacks by Boko Haram in northeast Nigeria and neighbouring countries has risen, and half a million children have had to flee to safety in the past five months, bringing the total number of displaced children in the region to 1.4 million, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said Friday.

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has highlighted specific actions aimed at ending sexual exploitation and abuse by United Nations personnel that require “urgent” support from countries that provide troops and police to peacekeeping operations.


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