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Mia Swart

Mia Swart

Mia Swart is a research director atthe Human Sciences Research Council
The world ignores Yemen’s humanitarian crisis
The world ignores Yemen’s humanitarian crisis
Yemen, the poorest country in of Middle East, has long been the most neglected and could not stand in starker contrast to its rich, glitzy...
Bird Island child abuse: The truth will set us free
Bird Island child abuse: The truth will set us free
The past is a foreign country. Until it shakes us out of our collective slumber on a cold Sunday morning. It confronts us from the front page of a...
Gaza bleeds while Israel celebrates
Gaza bleeds while Israel celebrates
Monday May 14 marked the...
Palestinian teenager’s chutzpah shames Israeli military
Palestinian teenager’s chutzpah shames Israeli military
In a few short months, Ahed Tamimi has become a symbol of resistance against the Israeli occupation.
Habré trial a victory for hearing crimes against humanity in Africa
Habré trial a victory for hearing crimes against humanity in Africa
It was a bright, clear morning in Dakar the day the much anticipated Habré judgment was to be delivered. Hundreds of people were pushing to get into...
A tribute to writer Mark Behr
A tribute to writer Mark Behr
I read Mark Behr’s Die Reuk van Appels as a second year student in Stellenbosch. I found a copy in a friend’s flat and finished it in...
South Africa could have helped the ICC evolve
South Africa could have helped the ICC evolve
In the years since the International Criminal Court issued an order for the arrest of Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir for war crimes, crimes...
Gender reform in the judiciary is still skin deep
Gender reform in the judiciary is still skin deep
The site of the Judicial Service Commission interviews for judgeships earlier this month could not have been drabber. The interviews were held in a...