This has been a devastating year for those seeking to stand up for human rights and for those caught up in the suffering of war zones. Governments pay lip service to the importance of protecting civilians. And yet the world's politicians have mise...
The Democratic Republic of the Congo has some of the world's most important mineral reserves. For more than a decade the extraction of these resources has been linked to conflict, human rights abuses and corruption.
Arms supplies from the US and others are fueling killings and mass rapes in the DRC, underscoring the need for a global Arms Trade Treaty.