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Justice Doesn’t Come Cheap. Can the ICC Afford It? The Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) of the International Criminal Court (ICC) made public new findings on Tuesday with respect to alleged crimes committed in Nigeria. After receiving 59 complaints since 2005, the OTP has concluded that there are grounds to believe that Boko Haram, a militia group mainly active in northeastern Nigeria, has committed the crimes against humanity of murder and persecution. The OTP report said it had found that the group has, since July 2009, “launched a widespread and systematic attack that has resulted in the killing of more than 1,200 Christian and Muslims civilians in different locations throughout Nigeria.” This moves the OTP into the final stages of its decision whether to open a new investigation. The timeline for a final decision has not been announced. The ICC depends on voluntary cooperation from states in order to implement its mandate. States have consistently demanded that the ICC comply with a “zero growth” approach to its budget.

Digital Democracy | Empowering Civic Engagement Through Digital Non-governmental organization A non-governmental organization (NGO) is an organization that is neither a part of a government nor a conventional for-profit business. Usually set up by ordinary citizens, NGOs may be funded by governments, foundations, businesses, or private persons. Some avoid formal funding altogether and are run primarily by volunteers. NGOs are highly diverse groups of organizations engaged in a wide range of activities, and take different forms in different parts of the world. Some may have charitable status, while others may be registered for tax exemption based on recognition of social purposes. The number of NGOs in the United States is estimated at 1.5 million.[1] Russia has 277,000 NGOs.[2] India is estimated to have had around 2 million NGOs in 2009, just over one NGO per 600 Indians, and many times the number of primary schools and primary health centres in India.[3][4] Types[edit] By orientation[edit] By level of operation[edit] USAID refers to NGOs as private voluntary organizations.

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Access to water and sanitation is a fundamental human right and essential to life, health and dignity. Timely and adequate provision of clean water and sanitation services to uprooted people is particularly important, given the vulnerability of their situation. The UN believes that all refugees, asylum seekers, internally displaced people and returnees should have access to adequate drinking water whether they stay in camps or in urban areas [ECOSOC, 2002]. The provision of adequate sanitation services is equally important. But the optimum benefit from water and sanitation interventions can only be achieved if communities and individuals are made aware of the links between hygiene practices, poor sanitation, polluted water sources and disease. Special efforts have been made in recent years to address critical gaps in the provision of water and sanitation services. In 2009, UNHCR will continue to boost water and sanitation projects in operations around the world.

AmnestyInternational (amnesty) World Security Institute ushahidi Hivos Online / Home - Hivos Online, Humanistisch Instituut voor Cairo Declaration on Human Rights in Islam - Wikipedia, the free The Cairo Declaration on Human Rights in Islam (CDHRI) is a declaration of the member states of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference adopted in Cairo, Egypt, in 1990,[1] which provides an overview on the Islamic perspective on human rights, and affirms Islamic Shari'ah as its sole source. CDHRI declares its purpose to be "general guidance for Member States [of the OIC] in the field of human rights". This declaration is usually seen as an Islamic response to the United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) adopted in 1948. History[edit] The CDHRI was adopted in 1990 by members of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference. Contents[edit] The CDHRI gives men and women the "right to marriage" regardless of their race, colour or nationality, but not religion. Article 10 of the Declaration states: "Islam is the religion of unspoiled nature. The Declaration protects each individual from arbitrary arrest, torture, maltreatment, or indignity. Religious features[edit]