Blog Posts in International Institutions

Posted by Laura Heaton on May 18, 2012

A weekly round-up of must-read stories, posted every Friday.

Posted by Laura Heaton on May 17, 2012

For the second year in a row on Tuesday, shareholders of JPMorgan Chase had a chance to vote on whether the company would divest its $3.5 billion worth of holdings in PetroChina and Sinopec, Chinese companies connected to the financing of Sudanese government-sponsored atrocities against its own citizens. The proposal, which JPMorgan Chase lobbied against, failed, but the increased backing of shareholders and public support offered by high-value institutions, such as large state pension funds, marked a positive trend.

Posted by Annette LaRocco on May 17, 2012

Bosco Ntaganda’s original arrest warrant from the International Criminal Court, or ICC, lists three war crimes charges all related to the use of child soldiers—enlistment, conscription, and use of children under the age of 15 in hostilities. The Office of the Prosecutor has recently requested for the ICC’s Pre-Trial Chamber to add to these charges, yet it is clear that the use of child soldiers is a particular trademark of Ntaganda.

Posted by Amanda Hsiao on May 16, 2012

Taking the first of many steps deemed necessary by the international community for bringing South Sudan and Sudan back from the brink, the South Sudan government has pulled out its police forces from the Abyei area. The move, which was confirmed by U.N. peacekeepers on the ground officially on May 10, follows on decisions from both the African Union and the United Nations that redeployment “of all Sudanese and South Sudanese forces out of the Abyei Area” should take place within two weeks—or, by today.

Posted by Mollie Zapata a... on May 16, 2012

On May 2, the United Nations Security Council enacted a resolution addressing recent violence that has flared along the poorly defined international border separating Sudan and South Sudan, as well as the nearly year-long conflict between Sudanese government forces and the Sudan Revolutionary Front, or SRF. In an effort to track Sudan, South Sudan, and the SPLM-N’s compliance with those conditions on which the resolution places corresponding deadlines, the Enough Project has produced a new timeline.