In focus: Lizette Lancaster, Institute for Security Studies

Lizette Lancaster is Project Manager of the Crime and Justice Information and Analysis Hub at the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) in South Africa. AOAV: What does the Institute for Security Studies do?  Lizette Lancaster: The Institute for Security Studies is a research think tank working and operating in Africa. It has got offices in […]

Lara Logan

Lara Logan is South African television and radio journalist, and war correspondent. She is the chief foreign affairs correspondent for CBS News, and a correspondent for CBS’s 60 Minutes. She has reported from the frontline of Afghanistan and Iraq, often embedded with the U.S. military. In February 2011, whilst on assignment in Egypt, Logan was sexually assaulted and […]

An Eye on Violence: who is keeping a watch on armed violence

There are powerful arguments supporting the monitoring of violence around the world. The current situation in Syria is kept on the front pages in part because journalists are able to report on the terrible numbers impacted by the ongoing civil war. In the Balkans, post-conflict resolution was often only possible because of comprehensive attempts to […]

Richard Goldstone

Richard Goldstone Judge Richard Goldstone is a former South African judge who served on the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of South Africa from 1990 to 1994, making several key rulings which undermined apartheid. Between August 1994 and September 1996, Goldstone was Chief Prosecutor of the UN International Criminal Tribune for Yugoslavia and Rwanda. […]

Brandon Hamber

Brandon Hamber Professor of Peace and Conflict and Director of International Conflict Research Institute Professor Brandon Hamber is the Director of the International Conflict Research Institute (INCORE), a joint project of the United Nations University and the University of Ulster. The Institute focuses on addressing the causes and consequences of conflict in Northern Ireland including […]

Jakkie Cilliers

Jakkie Cilliers Executive Director African Institute for Security Studies The Institute for Security Studies is a leading think tank dedicated to advancing human security in Africa. Co-founded by Jakkie Cilliers in 1990, it has offices in South Africa, Ethiopia, Senegal and Kenya. Current programs and projects include work on security sector reform in Africa, arms […]

Navi Pillay

Navi Pillay High Representative for Disarmament Affairs Navi Pillay is the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. A former judge of the International Criminal Court, she was appointed commissioner in 2012 and acts as the spearhead for the United Nations human rights efforts. Pillay has described her role as “the voice of the victim everywhere.” […]

Alexander Butchart

Alexander Butchart Co-ordinator of  Violence Prevention at the World Health Organisation Dr Alexander Butchart is the coordinator of the Prevention of Violence Team at the World Health Organisation. His research focuses on the development of policies and guidelines for the prevention of violence. Prior to this he worked as a lead scientist in the South African […]

Andrew Feinstein

Andrew Feinstein Journalist/writer Andrew Feinstein is a South African author, researcher, and political campaigner. In 1994 he was elected as a Member of Parliament for the African National Congress but resigned after his party undermined an investigation into a South African arms deal in 2001. In 2012 he wrote “The Shadow World: Inside the Global […]

Togo: pushing states to sign up the the ban on Cluster Munitions

AOAV reports from the conference on universalizing the Convention on Cluster Munitions in Lomé.