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    The Kampala Conference: the review of the Statute of the International Criminal Court

    The Review Conference of the Statute of the International Criminal Court was convened by the UN Secretary-General on 7 August 2009, in accordance with the stipulations of article 121 of the Statute, and will be held in Kampala (Uganda) between 31 May and 11 June. The Statute was adopted at the diplomatic conference held in Rome in June and July 1998 and came into force on 1 July 2002, after being ratified by 60 States. After the recent ratification by Bangladesh, there are 111 States Parties to the Statute. Read more

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    The idea of justice

    Amartya Sen. La idea de la justicia. Madrid: Taurus, 2010

    It is not very common for a Nobel Prizewinner in Economic Sciences to write about philosophy. This author has been challenging the predominant economic model for many years. While this model considers self-interest to be the essential factor in human motivation, Amartya Sen emphasizes the values of humanity. This economist showed that hunger is not a consequence of the lack of food, but instead of inequalities in its distribution mechanisms. Read more

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    Women Building Peace: What they do. Why it matters

    Sanam Naraghi Anderlini. Women Building Peace: What they do. Why it matters. London: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2007.

    What is women’s part in the construction of peace? Why is it important? These are some of the questions which the author uses to examine women's contributions to the prevention and transformation of conflicts, mediation and peace negotiations, disarmament and demobilization processes and the reintegration of combatants, governance in post-conflict scenarios, transitional justice and reconciliation. Read more

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