In this article, UN News provides a rundown of the United Nations Security Council open debate, including CIC director Sarah Cliffe's briefing.
"Also addressing the virtual chamber, Sarah Cliffe, Director of New York University’s Center on International Cooperation, shone a light on unequal access to coronavirus medicines and equipment so far during the pandemic, and inequalities over accessing COVID-19 vaccine programmes underway, which 'exacerbates threats to peace and stability,'" it noted.
Security Council Report's "What's in Blue" series provided a preview of CIC director Sarah Cliffe's upcoming briefing to the United Nations Security Council.
"Commenting on opportunities for peacebuilding, Cliffe could underscore the importance of conflict prevention activities and for the UN system to integrate more conflict-sensitive analysis," the article read.
Read the full article at Security Council Report here.
The Kivu Security Tracker, a joint project of CIC's Congo Research Group and Human Rights Watch (HRW), is highlighted in a new HRW report.
The Kivu Security Tracker "reported that armed assailants kidnapped at least 775 people since 2017 in Rutshuru territory alone, and 1,190 throughout North Kivu province. Thus far in 2020, the Kivu Security Tracker reported that at least 200 people have been abducted for ransom in the province."
For The Washington Post, CIC Non-Resident Fellow Michael F. Harsch and co-authors wrote about recent European Union court decision regarding data privacy.
"Schrems and other recent decisions suggest the European Court is becoming more sensitive to public opinion and hence emphasizing fundamental rights," they wrote. "In the wake of 9/11, Europeans broadly supported U.S. counterterrorism measures, but over the past decade, Europeans have begun to favor safeguarding fundamental rights over security concerns, and the courts have followed."
Voice of America interviewed Hanny Megally, CIC Senior Fellow and member of the U.N. Commission of Inquiry on Syria, about human rights violations in Idlib.
"Within that we found that war crimes were committed, were likely to have been committed by both the Syrian air force and by the Russian air force," he said. "We document two incidents in the report, where we think it was Russian airplanes that conducted those attacks. And, we explain why we think it was the Russians, rather than the Syrians."