A Timeline of EU Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo: An International Mission in Controversy

Old town, Gjakova, Kosovo.

Is it a “Small Balkan Scandal” as labeled by The Economist or has the, perhaps ironically named, 1600  strong anti-corruption initiative, with an annual operating budget of 111 million Euros, become a case study of disaster in international intervention?

In late October 2014

Kosovo’s leading newspaper, Koha Ditore, publicly broke the story of alleged corruption on the part of senior Eulex

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“Can Atrocities Be Prevented?” Insight from the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

On Thursday, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights spoke at the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C, just a week after the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. His speech, “Can Atrocities Be Prevented? Living in the Shadow of the Holocaust,” gave an amazing and powerful case for the future of international cooperation, and the development of the rule of law.  

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Charlie Hebdo Protests in Niger Leave at Least Five Dead

Niamey, Niger.

Reuters is reporting that at least five people are dead after a protest of Charlie Hebdo’s cartoon of the profit Mohammed. On Saturday, the second day of protesting, Reuters reports, Residents said churches were burned, Christian homes looted and the French cultural center attacked. A police officer and three civilians had already been confirmed killed in the demonstrations. police sources said.

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International Criminal Court Opens Inquiry into “Situation in Palestine”

International Criminal Court, The Hague, The Netherlands.

In a press release sent out Friday, the International Criminal Court announced that  the Prosecutor of the ICC, Mrs. Fatou Bensouda had “opened a preliminary examination into the situation in Palestine.” The press release makes a point to note that a “preliminary examination,” is not to be confused with a full investigation, but instead a look at

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