WASHINGTON—A growing number of climate scientists are signing up with the American Geophysical Union (AGU) to serve as sources for the news media of accurate scientific information about climate. So far, more than 115 climate specialists have volunteered for AGU's new referral database. The database will enable AGU staff to readily match questions from reporters to experts in relevant disciplines.
In thee last two weeks, I was among the delegates attending a conference of States Parties of the International Criminal Court in Uganda.
The US will assist Kenya in restoring the Mau ecosystem.
“Environmental degradation and global warming, and their impacts, are economic and security issues as well as environmental ones,” the letter to Mr. Harper said. “Failure to address climate change will put the global economy at further risk, and plunge millions who are already living on the economic margins into deeper poverty. This poverty leads to more migration, more violence and greater social and economic insecurity for both developing and developed nations.”
Kenya's commitment to assist in investigations has been questioned at the International Criminal Court review conference in Uganda, only a day after the Government was accused of attempting to frustrate the court.
The world is facing a critical moment in international justice - especially for women--according to Nobel Laureates Wangari Maathai and Shirin Ebadi. The two, along with Sudanese civil society and human rights activist, Suzanne Jambo, called for a global end to impunity at the first ever review of the work of the International Criminal Court (ICC) this week in Uganda.
National laws must be overhauled to make it easier for women to prove that they are the victims of gender-based crimes, especially at the International Criminal Court, two Nobel peace prize laureates said on Friday.
Attention shifted to crime victims’ rights with delegates calling for urgent compensation to help them rebuild their lives.
SUDAN President Omar el-Bashir must account for crimes committed in Dafur especially those against women and children, women leaders have demanded.
As the world gathers in Kampala, Uganda next Monday for the first Review Conference of the Rome Statute setting up the International Criminal Court, it is an important time to affirm Africa’s commitment to bringing an end to the impunity that prevails in too many countries on our continent. The lack of true justice prevents us from moving forward to a more stable, peaceful future.