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  • Aug 29 / 2018
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Middle East

India Lashes Out at ‘Grossly Unrepresentative’ UN Security Council

India Lashes Out at ‘Grossly Unrepresentative’ UN Security Council India’s Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Syed Akbaruddin’s remarks came during a UN General Assembly general debate on Monday on The Responsibility to Protect and the Prevention of Genocide, War Crimes, Ethnic Cleansing and Crimes against Humanity’. Updated:June 26, 2018, 1:30 PM IST The United [...]

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Middle East

Striking the Syrian Regime Is Not Legitimate

  GLOBAL Striking the Syrian Regime Is Not Legitimate The Trump administration may say it wants a humanitarian intervention. But the strikes it’s considering fail to meet the criteria that would justify it. PETER BEINART APR 13, 2018 A woman wearing a scarf depicting the Syrian opposition flag walks in the damaged areas in Deir [...]

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Smoke and mirrors

Smoke and mirrors Mohammed Ayoob JUNE 25, 2018 00:15 IST UPDATED: JUNE 25, 2018 00:10 IST Most humanitarian interventions have been undertaken when they suit the interests of the U.S. and its allies When the Cold War ended, the withering of its restraining influences spawned many ethnic and state-breaking conflicts. Also, the feeling of hubris generated [...]

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Syria air strikes: Were they legal?

Syria air strikes: Were they legal? By Marc WellerProfessor of International Law 14 April 2018 Related Topics Syrian civil war Media captionMissiles are launched from a ship in an unknown location and French Rafale jets take off The justifications put forward by the US, UK and France for the air strikes in Syria have focused [...]

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UN Peacekeepers Perpetuating Sexual Violence: A Disgrace to R2P

Posted by Rasha Rashid on Feb 12, 2018 in Africa, Featured | UN Peacekeepers Perpetuating Sexual Violence: A Disgrace to R2P The International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty first coined the doctrine of Responsibility to Protect (R2P) in 2001, following the failures to intervene in the atrocities of the Rwandan genocide and the Srebrenica massacre. Such galling failures laid [...]

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How the Iraq war undermined the Responsibility to Protect doctrine

How the Iraq war undermined the Responsibility to Protect doctrine KERRY BOYD ANDERSON May 20, 201813:21 230 In an interview for Prospect Magazine’s June issue, Emily Thornberry, the British shadow foreign secretary, argued that “the doctrine of Responsibility to Protect” (R2P) is on life support, and that the aftermath of the 2011 military action in [...]

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Middle East

Yes, Syria’s Assad regime is brutal. But the retaliatory air strikes are illegal and partisan

Yes, Syria’s Assad regime is brutal. But the retaliatory air strikes are illegal and partisan April 19, 2018 4.05pm EDT Civil war has raged in Syria for seven years. AAP/ Youssef Badawi Disclosure statement Amy Maguire is a member of Amnesty International and a Co-Chair of the Indigenous Rights Subcommittee of Australian Lawyers for Human Rights. Jason [...]

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SOAS scholar gives evidence at Foreign Affairs Committee on responsibility to protect and humanitarian intervention

SOAS scholar gives evidence at Foreign Affairs Committee on responsibility to protect and humanitarian intervention 11 May 2018 Dr Leslie Vinjamuri, Director of the Centre on Conflict, Rights and Justice, and Associate Professor of International Relations at SOAS University of London, gave evidence at the Foreign Affairs Committee on the Responsibility to Protect and Humanitarian [...]

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Asia-Pacific

British MPs call for war crimes probes at Mu’l’livaaykkaal Remembrance

British MPs call for war crimes probes at Mu’l’livaaykkaal Remembrance [TamilNet, Thursday, 20 May 2010, 09:36 GMT] Parliamentarians from all three main British political parties addressed a rally Tuesday at Westminster to commemorate the forty thousand Tamil civilians massacred last year by the Sri Lankan government forces during the closing months of the island’s civil [...]

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Myanmar willing to take back all 700,000 Rohingya

Myanmar willing to take back all 700,000 Rohingya Says its security adviser; migration experts skeptical Star Report Myanmar is willing to take back all 700,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees who have fled to Bangladesh if they volunteer to return, the country’s National Security Adviser Thaung Tun said yesterday. He was speaking at the Shangri-La Dialogue, a [...]

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