Wednesday, September 30, 2009

United Nations Focuses On Congo Rape Crisis

From The Washington Times:

UNITED NATIONS | There will be no end to the ravages imposed on women and girls in eastern Congo until firm laws are put into place and enforced with trained police and honest judges, the U.N. human rights chief says.

Navanethem Pillay will be one step closer to getting her wish after the U.N. Security Council meets Wednesday to pass a resolution focusing the world's attention on one of the most devastating yet unresolved aspects of conflicts around the world - calculated sexual brutality.

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My Comment: Long time readers of this blog know that I have been an advocate for labeling the practice of rape in war zones as a war crime, and that the men who should be culpable for such a crime must be the officers and the political leadership of the groups that are involved.

I am well aware that such "legal" procedures will not stop this crime from happening, but it will lay the groundwork for prosecution and punishment when the perpetrators of such crimes are caught .... or .... it will limit their ability to travel to other countries to seek support for their political aims.

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