Here at Enough, we often swap emails with interesting articles and feature stories that we come across in our favorite publications and on our favorite websites. We wanted to share some of these stories with you as part of our effort to keep you up to date on what you need to know in the world of anti-genocide and crimes against humanity work.
Late this week the rising violence in Sudan and South Sudan got the prominent attention in Washington deserved at such a fragile moment. Following U.S. envoy Princeton Lyman's visit to both Sudanese capitals and The Washington Post's front-page coverage of the military standoff, President Obama made his own video statement addressing the leaders of rival countries. "It doesn't have to be this way; conflict is not inevitable," the president said. "You still have a choice. You still have a chance to avoid being dragged back into war, which only leads to one place: more suffering, more refugees, more death, more lost dreams for you and your children."
Even before assuming the role of chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, deputy prosecutor Fatou Bensouda is garnering world renown for her influential work. Time included Bensouda on its list of The 100 Most Influential People in the World. Kenneth Roth of Human Rights Watch nominated Bensouda for the honor, writing, "Thoughtful, soft-spoken, yet determined and forceful, Bensouda has been a leading voice pressing governments to support the quest for justice, particularly in Africa."[view whole blog post ]