Rosa Freedman

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As details emerge about an attack at a factory in France in which one person is dead and several injured, comparisons with the Charlie Hebdo killings in January are inevitable.

Following an explosion at a gas factory in Saint-Quentin-Fallavier, near Lyon, the body of a local businessman was found alongside a flag bearing Islamic inscriptions. Several suspects have been arrested, one of whom was thought to be known to police.

Questions will be raised about security and fears raised about the safety of ordinary people. But this is not just a security issue – it is a fundamental threat to the rights and values that we all hold dear.…  Seguir leyendo »

Earlier this month in New York, the advocacy group AID-Free World launched a campaign to end impunity for personnel who commit sexual abuse during U.N. peacekeeping missions. The rape and abuse of women and children has affected and untold number of victims over the years, said Graca Machel, author of the study "The Impact of Armed Conflict on Children," speaking at the launch of the campaign, called Code Blue.

U.N. peacekeepers, including troops, civilians and U.N. staff who commit these crimes can do so behind a cloak of immunity, knowing that they will not be held to account for their heinous actions.…  Seguir leyendo »