International Crisis Group
- Homepage: http://www.crisisweb.org/
April 2002: "...a private, multinational organisation committed to strengthening the capacity of the international community to anticipate, understand and act to prevent and contain conflict.
ICG’s approach is grounded in field research. Teams of political analysts, based on the ground in countries at risk of conflict, gather information from a wide range of sources, assess local conditions and produce regular analytical reports containing practical recommendations targeted at key international decision-takers." http://www.crisisweb.org/about/program.cfm?typeid=4
September 2012: 'Torture and extrajudicial killings have existed in Bangladesh since its founding in 1971. In a scathing 2009 report, the International Crisis Group wrote that Bangladesh’s police “have a well-deserved reputation for brutality, corruption and incompetence.” Too often, the report noted, security forces served at the behest of powerful interests.'http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/10/world/asia/killing-of-bangladesh-labor-leader-spotlights-grievances-of-workers.html
May 2010: 'Prisons were widely viewed as “powder kegs awaiting a spark,” as a 2007 report by the International Crisis Group put it. And the earthquake provided it.'http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/23/world/americas/23haiti.html
August 2007: 'The Iraqi government obviously does not want to give much credit to the adversary in disrupting daily life,' says Joost Hiltermann of the International Crisis Group.http://www.csmonitor.com/2007/0803/p07s02-woiq.html
October 2006: The International Crisis Group, which issued a report last week on Colombia, says it is crucial for the country to focus more of its resources on creating a functioning state in rural areas where armed groups often hold sway. After providing billions in aid, Schneider said, many in the U.S. Congress would like to see the Uribe government generate more of its own resources toward the effort.http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/10/25/AR2006102501891.html
Role Name Type Last Updated Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) Joost Hiltermann Person May 17, 2009
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Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Sep 09, 2012 Fighting for Bangladesh Labor, and Ending Up in Pauper’s Grave
QUOTE: For years, mutual suspicion has defined the relationship between the labor federation and the Bangladeshi establishment. Citing labor abuses, the A.F.L.-C.I.O. is currently petitioning Washington to overturn trade preferences for Bangladesh, infuriating Bangladeshi leaders and casting suspicions on the domestic labor groups nurtured by the federation, including those where Mr. Islam worked.
New York Times Mar 30, 2011 Opposition Forces in Ivory Coast Make Major Gains
QUOTE: Residents reported gunfire exchanges, and the French government said its ambassador’s motorcade had been fired on by Mr. Gbagbo’s forces, “suggesting once more that Laurent Gbagbo no longer respects anything, that he is pursuing his policy of blind violence, and that he doesn’t hesitate to threaten human life, Ivorian and foreign alike,” a statement from the French foreign ministry said.
New York Times May 22, 2010 Escape Attempt Led to Killings of Unarmed Inmates
QUOTE: Haitian officials here say they did not use lethal force but rather found lifeless bodies when they entered the prison....But an investigation by The New York Times casts doubt on the official version of events...
New York Times May 26, 2008 New Civil War Feared in Sudan As Town Empties
QUOTE: According to that deal, government and southern forces were to withdraw from the area once boundaries were determined by an independent commission. Abyei residents were to decide whether to join the north or the south in a 2011 referendum, when southerners are to vote on secession from the north...Now, southern officials are accusing Bashir of using a minor street scuffle this month as an excuse to unleash a brutal military campaign that they say is aimed at clearing the area of its pro-southern population ahead of the referendum.
Washington Post Aug 06, 2007 For Tutsis of Eastern Congo, Protector, Exploiter or Both?
QUOTE: U.N. officials blame the general [Laurent Nkunda] for forcing an estimated 230,000 people from their homes since January and creating the worst humanitarian disaster Congo has experienced since the peak of its decade of civil war…But Nkunda… says he is fighting for a cause greater than himself…
Washington Post Aug 03, 2007 In Iraq, death tolls often in dispute: Disparities between official and eyewitness tallies lead some Iraqis to charge the government with downplaying attacks.
QUOTE: The disparity in official numbers and the ones posted in the market... leaves many Iraqis feeling that the government is intentionally downplaying or trying to cover up the numbers of dead.
Christian Science Monitor Jun 11, 2007 U.S. Relies on Sudan Despite Condemning It
QUOTE: Sudan has secretly worked with the CIA to spy on the insurgency in Iraq, an example of how the U.S. has continued to cooperate with the Sudanese regime even while condemning its suspected role in the killing of tens of thousands of civilians in Darfur. .... The relationship underscores the complex realities of the post-Sept. 11 world, in which the United States has relied heavily on intelligence and military cooperation from countries, including Sudan and Uzbekistan, that are considered pariah states for their records on human rights.
Los Angeles Times Apr 17, 2007 Nigerian Court Says Candidate Illegally Excluded
QUOTE: The ruling, a firm rebuke of President Olusegun Obasanjo’s efforts to prevent politicians he says are corrupt from running for office, throws the already chaotic election season in Africa’s most populous nation and largest oil producer into deeper turmoil. The unanimous decision also applies to candidates for governor who were barred from races for suspected corruption in half a dozen states. Those state elections took place last Saturday, amid widespread allegations of fraud and intimidation. The ruling raised fresh doubts about whether the results would stand.
New York Times Oct 28, 2006 Taking Terror Fight to N. Africa Leads U.S. to Unlikely Alliances
QUOTE: quandaries facing the United States as it extends its fight against Islamic terrorism to remote parts of the globe. In its search for allies in an unstable region, the U.S. government reached out to Libya -- then still officially designated a state sponsor of terrorism -- and to other countries it has condemned for abusing human rights.
Washington Post Oct 26, 2006 Concerns Accompany U.S. Support for Uribe: Talks in Colombia Note Alleged Abuses Of Human Rights
QUOTE: a high-level U.S. delegation that visited here this week raised concerns with President Álvaro Uribe's government about human rights abuses by the army and about the scandal-plagued effort to disarm paramilitary groups.
Washington Post Sep 07, 2006 Why Iran sees no rush for a nuke deal: As UN sanctions loom, a previously postponed meeting between Iranian and European negotiators may occur Friday.
QUOTE: That view is bolstered in Iran by a belief that it is being singled out for censure - even though as a signatory to the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), Iran is allowed under safeguard to have the complete nuclear fuel cycle.
Christian Science Monitor Aug 23, 2006 Nation Faltering, Afghans’ Leader Draws Criticism
QUOTE: After months of widespread frustration with corruption, the economy and a lack of justice and security, doubts about President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan, and by extension the American-led effort to rebuild that nation, have led to a crisis of confidence.
New York Times May 15, 2005 Once Again: Nations Agree Genocide Must Be Stopped. Can They Find the Mechanism to Do It?
QUOTE: Increasingly, advocates of humanitarian intervention are discussing not only the need for political will to take such action, but the need to have a way to act. Without effective mechanisms, any number of resolutions will be rendered meaningless.
Washington Post Feb 28, 2003 Karzai's Challenge: Remain A Priority
QUOTE: Don't forget us if Iraq happens," Karzai implored the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday, saying that Afghanistan remains fragile and needs significant money and continued international military protection.
Washington Post Apr 19, 2002 The Bloodiest War
QUOTE: It's precisely because this administration is willing to talk seriously and even upgrade relations with the terrorist-tainted government in Khartoum that there is some hope of ending the war.
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