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  • Jan 20 / 2017
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North America

‘Responsibility to protect’ not easy to make reality

by Robert Sibley Nearly two decades ago, Michael Ignatieff, a future Liberal party leader and would-be prime minister, was instrumental in formulating a concept we may want to revisit in the aftermath of the tragedy of Aleppo. In 2001, Ignatieff was one of three members of the International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty set [...]

  • Jan 20 / 2017
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North America

The Lost Hopes for South Sudan

By Helen Epstein After half a century of civil war, South Sudan declared independence from Sudan, in 2011. Two years later, the world’s youngest country erupted in its own civil war. In 2015, the combatants signed a peace agreement, but then the scales of power were tipped, and the government struck out against the opposing [...]

  • Jan 20 / 2017
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Africa

CAR crisis may not be next Rwanda, but still needs response: Dallaire

With the world’s eyes on South Africa, the devolving crisis happening 5,000 kilometres north in Central African Republic has received relatively little attention. Sen. Romeo Dallaire — who watched Rwanda descend into one of worst humanitarian crises of the 20th century while he was head of the UN peacekeeping force there in 1993 and 1994 — said the situation [...]

  • Jan 20 / 2017
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North America

Are the Conservatives politicking with Responsibility to Protect?

Prime Minister Stephen Harper didn’t have to make too much of an effort to stump for support on extending and expanding the mission against ISIS into Syria. The Conservatives hold the balance of power in the House of Commons and a majority of Canadians, across party lines, appear to support their plan. Monday’s debate in the House of [...]

  • Jan 20 / 2017
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Asia-Pacific

CSCHR submits report on state human rights scenario

CSCHR submits report on state human rights scenario 583 words 13 January 2017 Imphal Free Press HTIMFP English Copyright 2017. Imphal Free Press   Manipur, Jan. 13 — IMPHAL| Jan 13 The Civil Society Coalition on Human Rights in Manipur and UN (CSCHR Manipur) has announced that it has submitted a report entitled, “Broken Promises [...]

  • Jan 15 / 2017
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Asia-Pacific

游走中美日 杜特蒂为菲带进1兆披索

  游走中美日 杜特蒂为菲带进1兆披索 中央社记者林行健马尼拉2017年1月15日专电 609 words 15 January 2017 中央社商情新闻 (简体) CNAOCN Chinese – Simplified 中央社新闻之转载、复制、刊登、使用须取得本社书面授权,否则以侵权论。 All materials contained on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, displayed, published or broadcast without the prior written permission of the Central News Agency.   (中央社记者林行健马尼拉2017年1月15日专电)在「亲中远美」外交策略之下,菲律宾总统杜特蒂在短短7个月内,就为菲律宾带进1兆披索(约新台币7203亿元)的外国官方发展援助。 菲律宾总统府通讯办公室(PCO)今天引述财政部说,「从去年7月1日迄今,总统光是从中国与日本两国手中,就已取得将近1兆披索的官方发展援助(ODA)。」 官方发展援助是指外国政府提供的援赠款和低利率长期贷款,用以支持开发中国家进行建设。 日本首相安倍晋三日前访菲2天,他宣布为菲提供1兆日元的ODA(约新台币2801亿元),菲方将于明天开始与日本政府讨论相关细节。 For full article, click here

  • Jan 15 / 2017
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Asia-Pacific

Human Rights Watch confirms Sri Lanka agreed on foreign judges

Human Rights Watch confirms Sri Lanka agreed on foreign judges Daya Gamage Daya Gamage – Asian Tribune Political Note 1323 words 15 January 2017 Asian Tribune HTASIT English Copyright 2017. Asiantribune.com   Washington, Jan. 15 — Contrary to what the authorities in the Government of Sri Lanka constantly state, the 2017 Human Rights Watch (HRW) report released [...]

  • Jan 14 / 2017
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Europe

Rohingya conflict: What constitutes genocide?

  Rohingya conflict: What constitutes genocide? 747 words 13 January 2017 10:02 AM Deutsche Welle DEUEN English (c) 2017. Deutsche Welle.   The Malaysian government and activists accuse Myanmar of committing genocide against Rohingya Muslims. Myanmar, of course, rejects these claims. In a DW interview, historian Boris Barth explains this often misused term. DW: How would you explain [...]

  • Jan 14 / 2017
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Asia-Pacific

A terrorist group by any other name

  A terrorist group by any other name Cristina Maza 1338 words 13 January 2017 Phnom Penh Post NOMPEN English Copyright 2017. Post Media Ltd.   For the past four years, the Khmer National Liberation Front has questioned the legitimacy of the ruling party. But does it deserve to be branded a terrorist group? Four [...]

  • Jan 14 / 2017
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Africa

Ethiopia Takes a Deep and Foreboding Breath

  Ethiopia Takes a Deep and Foreboding Breath by James Jeffrey 1529 words 21 December 2016 01:00 PM All Africa AFNWS English (c) 2016 AllAfrica, All Rights Reserved   Addis Ababa, Dec 21, 2016 (Inter Press Service/All Africa Global Media via COMTEX) — Smart phone users in the Ethiopian capital are rejoicing. After a two-month [...]

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