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07 Oct 2014 description
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By Sarah Bosha:

In 1995, during the Bosnian war, Serbian forces overran a ‘safe area’ in Srebrenica, resulting in the death of 6,000 Muslim men and boys. Then British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in speaking of the conflict remarked that, the Muslims in Bosnia were not only victims of brutal aggression but “also victims of the failure of the democracies to act.”

25 Sep 2014 description
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Many Fear Violence in South Sudan as Nearly 100,000 Seek Shelter at UN

Focus Group Findings Released on Eve of Major Peacekeeping Summit

For Immediate Release September 25, 2014 Contact: Jim Baird, jbaird@stimson.org; (202) 478-3413

28 Jul 2014 description
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The recent crisis in South Sudan highlights the importance of research on how civilians can and should be protected from deliberate violence. In December 2013, fighting broke out across South Sudan between government forces led by President Salva Kiir and opposition forces led by former Vice President Riek Machar. From its inception, the conflict has been characterized by widespread deliberate violence against civilians.

10 Jul 2012 description
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July 09, 2012