The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has called attention to the plight of 420 million children worldwide living in conflict-affected areas in its annual Open Debate on Children and Armed Conflict on 2 August. The debate focused on killing and maiming as one of the six grave violations against children in conflict, and on the
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The conviction of Ntaganda in July marks the first time that the International Criminal Court (ICC) has found a defendant guilty of the crime of sexual slavery, and the first time that the ICC has held a commander responsible for sexual crimes perpetrated by his troops against members of their own forces. Ntaganda’s conviction for
Justice Rapid Response (JRR), in partnership with the Institute for International Criminal Investigations (IICI), held a training course in The Hague, the Netherlands, for experts supporting United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Sanctions Committees, from 29 July to 2 August 2019.