Blog Posts in Justice and Accountability

Posted by Laura Heaton on Apr 27, 2012

After a five year long trial, warlord-turned-president Charles Taylor was convicted yesterday of “aiding and abetting” a rebels notorious for their use of child soldiers and favor terror tactic, amputation, in the vicious 1991-2002 civil war in neighboring Sierra Leone in which an estimated 50,000 people died. The conviction is the first by an international tribunal of a former head of state since the Nuremberg trials of Nazi leaders, a development that was no doubt received with concern by the growing list of former leaders wanted for orchestrating atrocities.

Posted by Enough Team on Apr 26, 2012

The Massachusetts-based Congo Action Now group recently claimed some early success in their efforts to usher a new law through the Massachusetts legislature that would bolster the pending federal law on the use of conflict minerals from Congo. Activist and guest blogger Pat Aron writes about their initiative.

Posted by John Prendergast on Apr 25, 2012

It’s a long way from watching and sharing a video to actually catching a war criminal and ending a war.  But if the records that have been broken for videos watched and children abducted are to mean anything, then that gap must be bridged. After an unprecedented push to pluck him from anonymity, can Joseph Kony - newly infamous leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), whose ranks over the last 25 years have been filled with child soldiers - be brought to justice in 2012?

Posted by Annie Callaway on Apr 25, 2012

Last Thursday, the Enough Project's John Prendergast and Omer Ismail were on Capitol Hill to brief House members and staff on the current situation in Sudan, to bring the members up-to-date information and solicit bipartisan support for the Sudan Peace, Security and Accountability Act of 2012.

Posted by John Bradshaw on Apr 25, 2012

In the caves in Sudan's Nuba Mountains, individuals are fighting for survival and are unable to bring their grievances against the government of Sudan before domestic, regional, or international judicial or political institutions. That is why this week, when the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights convenes for its 51st ordinary session in the Gambia, it will consider a petition against the Republic of Sudan filed by the Enough Project.