Daily Links - 1 November

1 November 2005

Responsibility to Protect / Engaging Civil Society (R2PECS)

The Responsibility to Protect is a set of principles intended to guide the international community in preventing and stopping violent conflict, by shifting the focus from state security to human security. This site explains the project and provides key reports.


The latest edition of the IANSA Women’s Network Bulletin celebrates the 5-year anniversary of 1325 by exploring its content, how it has been used in practice, and how it may be used in the future. Read it here.


'Still Waiting After 60 years: Justice for Survivors of Japan's Military Sexual Slavery System' (pdf)

This report by Amnesty International examines the system of institutionalized sexual slavery used by the Japanese Army before and during World War II and the subsequent denials of responsibility by the Japanese government. It calls on Japan to accept full responsibility for the crimes committed against the 'comfort women' and provide full reparations in accordance with international standards.

From our archive: 'Y.K.L: abused in Ivory Coast, rejected in London' (Caroline Moorehead , openDemocracy.net, 23/10/03)

Y.K.L survived terrible torments in her West African homeland only to be denied asylum in Britain. On London’s streets, she joins the forgotten, global army of the displaced.

How can Americans fight dark money and disinformation?

Violence, corruption and cynicism threaten America's flagging democracy. Joe Biden has promised to revive it – but can his new administration stem the flow of online disinformation and shady political financing that has eroded the trust of many US voters?

Hear from leading global experts and commentators on what the new president and Congress must do to stem the flood of dark money and misinformation that is warping politics around the world.

Join us on Thursday 21 January, 5pm UK time/12pm EST.

Hear from:

Emily Bell Leonard Tow Professor of Journalism and director, Tow Center for Digital Journalism, Columbia Journalism School

Anoa Changa Journalist focusing on electoral justice, social movements and culture

Peter Geoghegan openDemocracy investigations editor and author of 'Democracy for Sale: Dark Money and Dirty Politics'

Josh Rudolph Fellow for Malign Finance at the Alliance for Securing Democracy

Chair: Mary Fitzgerald Editor-in-chief, openDemocracy 

Further speakers to be announced

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