atrocities

  • massgrave
    August 30, 2016  

    Documenting atrocities committed by the Islamic State can seem impossible. A new report from the Associated Press, however, catalogs 72 mass graves around Syria and Iraq — including one site that held 1,700 bodies. Gwen Ifill speaks with the AP’s Lori Hinnant about the locations of these burial sites, what happened to the victims entombed within them and whether anyone is being held responsible. Continue reading

  • March 7, 2012  

    The Democratic Republic of Congo is the worst place on earth to be a woman, according to the United Nations. Regional war and rape leave an estimated 1,000 or more women assaulted every day. One organization, HEAL Africa, helps women manage their traumatic injuries holistically. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports. Continue reading

  • February 28, 2012  

    The Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday, weighing whether victims of abuses overseas should have the right to use U.S. courts to prove companies should pay for alleged involvement in human rights atrocities. Gwen Ifill and The National Law Journal’s Marcia Coyle discuss the potential liability implications for corporations. Continue reading