The UN's International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (where I worked for a spell as an intern 10 years ago) acquitted Bosnian-Serb political leader Radovan Karadzic of one count of Genocide, but upheld 11 other counts, including one other Genocide charge.
President Obama gave a speech at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum today announcing the creation of a new Atrocities Prevention Board, a standing inter-agency group tasked with formulating a response to mass atrocities or to prevent potential mass atrocities from being carried out.
A nice video from Al Jazeera about the conviction of Pauline Nyiramasuhuko, a former Rwandan government official who used her position of influence to direct killings of Tutsis in her hometown.
Pamela Yates, director of the new film, Granito: How to Nail a Dictator, and a documentary filmmaker with Skylight Pictures, believes taking a film about war crimes prosecution to the Academy Awards could help elevate human rights causes in the West.
The two UN officials charged with monitoring genocide and mass atrocity are sounding the alarm that political violence in Cote D'Ivoire may descend into a genocide.