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A scene from Jimmy, one of the five films nominated for the Irish Council for Civil Liberties Human Rights Film Awards A still from Jimmy

On Thursday, the fifth annual Irish Council for Civil Liberties Human Rights Film Awards will take place. The entries range from a film set in Benghaz(...)

Nicolas Jaar: "The real beauty in music is finding something sacred deep inside"

Nicolas Jaar makes music to dream to. You can hear it in the rich, deep, complex and atmospheric span of his debut album Space Is Only Noise. You can (...)

Saoirse Hickey, Kim O’Shea, Aisling Enright, Orla Kennedy and Rachel Quinn  after the second day of Leaving Certificate Examinations at Salesian Secondary School, Fernbank, Limerick, yesterday. Photograph: Don Moloney/Press 22

Music, technology, celebrities, and tweeting dominated this year’s Junior Cert Irish papers as examiners made a concerted effort to produce a current (...)

The US is awaiting all official UN translations of the UN Arms Trade Treaty before signing it, US secretary of state John Kerry has said in a statement. Photograph: Yuri Gripas/Reuters

Minister of State for Development Joe Costello said it had been hoped the US would sign the first treaty to regulate the $70 billion (€53.6 billion) g(...)

A young man in his mid-20s shows me a picture of Nzinga, the 17th century warrior queen of the Mbundu people. Then he pulls up some YouTube foo(...)

British foreign secretary William Hague and UNHCR Special Envoy, Angelina Jolie  visit Lac vert camp in Democratic Republic of Congo last month. Photograph: Iggy Roberts/Crown Copyright via Getty Images

Most victims of sexual violence in conflict zones are children who are suffering rape and abuse at an appalling rate, said campaigners who describe(...)

The Nzolo refugee camp in Democratic Republic of Congo. Photograph: Iggy Roberts/Crown Copyright via Getty Images

The first UN peacekeeping mission to the Congo, from 1960 to 1964, will be remembered by many as a baptism of fire for Irish peacekeepers. (...)

Leader of the Lord's Resistance Army Joseph Kony speaks to journalists in southern Sudan in 2006. Photograph: Stuart Price/Reuters

Uganda has suspended the hunt for fugitive warlord Joseph Kony and his Lord's Resistance Army fighters, blaming hostility towards foreign troop(...)

Rape and impunity
  • World
  • April 2, 2013, 06:00

In the last few days alone reports highlighting the widespread use of rape in war have proliferated: Bosco Ntaganda, rebel commander in t(...)

Johan Jansen and his 1988 BMW R100 with its home-made luggage boxes. Photograph: Peter Murtagh

Johan Jansen is a gardener. He is 50 years of age and single. Johan lives in Eindhoven in the southern part of the Netherlands, not too f(...)

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