This weekend, the Jolie-Pitt Foundation sponsored a symposium on international law and justice at the Council on Foreign Relations headquarters in New York.
The symposium featured a discussion by foreign policy experts on the pursuit of justice (courts, diplomacy, and military options) and how it all plays into the international peace process. How to approach Darfur and the US's role in the International Criminal Court were key topics of discussion.
As y'all know, Angelina Jolie has visited a ton of war-torn countries around the world and on Friday she spoke passionately on behalf of the victims she's met.
Says the mother of six:
"I've seen refugees return to live among the same people who attacked them. They are returning to the same lawlessness that sent them running in the first place. I've seen aid workers tear up as they put ladies on a bus and say, 'I don't know what we're sending them back to… I don't know if the ICC is the answer. And I don't know what type of court is, or what it would need to be to make all of us agree and make it strong enough. But I do know this: No mother who had her children killed in front of her, no young girl sold into slavery, no boy kidnapped and forced to be a child soldier and no young girl like the 3-year-old I met in Sierra Leone, who had her limbs cut off, should be expected to simply forget. No one should have to choose between peace and justice."
Earlier in the week, Angelina joined Microsoft and the nation's top law firms to launch KIND, an initiative to provide legal counsel to immigrant childred who enter the U.S. without an adult.
Santa Angelina can talk the talk and walks the walk!
[Image via AP Photo.]