Civil Society

Monday, November 7, 2016 - 08:01
Aside from near constant talk of building "a wall" along the Mexican border and sporadic mention of Mexico's heroin distribution networks, candidates for the US presidency have paid little attention to how they would deal with organized crime and security issues in Latin America and the Caribbean, so InSight Crime scanned their records and their statements to try to get a better idea.
Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 08:00
Following yesterday’s release of a Human Rights Watch report detailing how Nigerian authorities raped and sexually exploited women and girls displaced by Boko Haram, Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari released a statement through his spokesman that he has ordered an immediate investigation into the findings.
Friday, October 14, 2016 - 06:43
U.S. Air Force F-16s and KC 135s were quietly deployed in July to the U.S. military’s counterterrorism hub in east Africa, where they remain on standby amid concerns over threats to Americans in South Sudan.
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 07:36
In spite of improvements in democratic governance and poverty reduction in Latin America and the Caribbean, violent crime has continued to spiral out of control in many countries and cities. Governments should set specific targets to get the homicide epidemic under control.
Monday, September 26, 2016 - 07:39
President Obama will leave office having failed to use the tools at his disposal to make significant progress on getting child soldiers off the battlefield. That’s the consensus among human rights groups who point to the fact that for six consecutive years, the Obama administration has subverted U.S. law requiring the president to sanction foreign governments that force children to fight.
Wednesday, September 7, 2016 - 07:25
The Egyptian Commission for Rights and Freedoms (ECRF) has created I Protect, an app that allows Android phone users to key in a code when they are being detained, which sends three text messages to contacts and an email containing the location of their arrest to the ECRF.
Thursday, August 18, 2016 - 07:06
The new commander of African Union Mission in Somalia Gen Subagle confirm that the AU forces are ready to take all responsibilities on securing the Somali general elections.
Wednesday, August 17, 2016 - 07:51
The U.S. ambassador to the U.N. is disputing accounts that the U.S. Embassy remained idle while South Sudanese forces last month allegedly raped, beat and robbed people in a residential complex home to foreign aid workers, including Americans.
Wednesday, August 17, 2016 - 07:49
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has launched an investigation into accusations peacekeepers in South Sudan failed to respond properly to an attack on a Juba hotel by uniformed men who killed a journalist and raped several civilians.
Wednesday, August 17, 2016 - 07:47
A hospital associated with Doctors Without Borders. A school. A potato chip factory. Under international law, those facilities in Yemen are not legitimate military targets. Yet all were bombed in recent days by warplanes belonging to a coalition led by Saudi Arabia, killing more than 40 civilians.