International action to prevent atrocities

War crimes and human rights abuses are nothing new but have we lost the will to fight them?  An advocate for Human Rights Watch says that atrocities have become the new normal as governments and militias act with impunity.  Despite laws and conventions, the international community seems unwilling to stop the persecution and to make the guilty pay.  Why has this happened and can we turn it around?


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