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  • Jul 09 / 2016
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100 Lives; 100 LIVES Joins the UN in Remembering Victims of Genocide

2015 DEC 24 (VerticalNews) — By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Politics & Government Week — A group of organizations aimed at preventing genocide have welcomed the United Nations General Assembly‘s designation of December 9 as the International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention [...]

  • Jul 09 / 2016
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Human rights: Genocide on the retreat?

The good news is that a genuine – and unprecedented – global consensus has emerged over the last ten years: State sovereignty is not a license to kill. Mass atrocity crimes have become the world’s business Slaughtering people not for anything they do, but simply for who they are – their national, ethnic, racial, religious, [...]

  • Jul 09 / 2016
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Eyes in the sky: satellites and war

How geospatial technology is exposing atrocities and breaches of international humanitarian law in war zones Technology can expose human rights violations in conflict areas, but associated policy must be carefully thought through, Renata Sivacolundhu writes. In 1995, classified satellite imagery revealing evidence of mass killings of civilians in Srebrenica was tabled in the United Nations Security [...]

  • Jul 04 / 2016
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Obama’s foreign policy of retreat

Opinion Obama’s foreign policy of retreat George F. Will George F. Will writes for the Washington Post. Email him at georgewill@washpost.com. 795 words 4 July 2014 Ventura County Star VENTCS Camarillo 4 English Copyright 2014 Scripps Howard Publishing, Inc. All Rights Reserved.   From the halls of Montezuma To the shores of Tripoli … — [...]

  • Jun 30 / 2016
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Amid escalating hate speech against Muslims, UN rights officials denounce intolerance, incitement

Expressing “grave concern” at the outpouring of intolerance and hate speech in public discourse and in the media in recent weeks, which focused particularly on Muslims, senior United Nations human rights officials urgently called on those in positions of authority and political leadership to act responsibly and with respect for both international and national laws. [...]

  • Jun 28 / 2016
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China, Russia fail to stop U.N. meeting on rights in North Korea

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – China, Russia, Venezuela and Angola failed on Thursday to stop the United Nations Security Council from holding its second meeting on human rights in North Korea, which has been accused by a U.N. inquiry of abuses comparable to Nazi-era atrocities. China called a vote to stop the meeting, but lost nine to four. Nigeria [...]

  • Jun 28 / 2016
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Deputy Secretary-General’s remarks at International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime [as delivered]

Headline: Deputy Secretary-General’s remarks at International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime [as delivered] New York, 9 December 2015 – Deputy Secretary-General’s remarks at International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the [...]

  • Jun 28 / 2016
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100 LIVES Joins the UN in Remembering Victims of Genocide

NEW YORK, Dec. 8, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — A group of organizations aimed at preventing genocide have welcomed the United Nations General Assembly‘s designation of December 9 as the International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime. On September 11 of this year, UN member states [...]

  • Jun 28 / 2016
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Beating genocide

Nepal, Dec. 7 — Slaughtering people not for anything they do, but simply for who they are-their national, ethnic, racial, religious, or political identity-is morally as bad as it gets. Yet that was the fate of at least 80 million men, women, and children in the twentieth century, including Armenians in Turkey, Jews in Europe, [...]

  • Jun 28 / 2016
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U.S. Russia sanctions are unproductive

It was an excellent achievement when Nixon and Kissinger took advantage of Beijing’s fears of the U.S.S.R. with the historic opening of China’s borders. That chess move created a strategic triangle, with the U.S. in a unique position, and turned ideology on its head, dividing the two Eastern communist regimes. Now, amidst a startling attention [...]