“If we do not change course, history will judge us, and there will be no excuse for our failure to act.”

“If we do not change course, history will judge us, and there will be no excuse for our failure to act. We cannot say that ISIS’ crimes were not serious enough; we cannot say that the interests of powerful states stood in the way; or that these crimes are too hard to prove. That’s why I am asking you today: to stand up for justice. Every conflict reminds us that there can be no lasting peace without justice. A lack of accountability simply leads to continuing cycles of vengeful violence.”

– International Human Rights Lawyer, Amal Clooney, addressing the UN last week.

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