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  • Jul 07 / 2016
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Africa

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 07 / 2016
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Europe

Auschwitz, the Holocaust and human rights: Universal lessons for our time

There are 13 lessons that bear recall and reminder, which should serve as an action guide for parliamentarians, as well as for civil society. This week, we marked International Holocaust Remembrance Day, commemorating the 71st anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, the most brutal of the extermination camps. Two years ago, I participated in the [...]

  • Jul 07 / 2016
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Africa

Security Council Resolution Extends Sanctions on Central African Republic, Mandate of Expert Panel Assisting Oversight Committee

Source: United Nations 4 – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Security Council Resolution Extends Sanctions on Central African Republic, Mandate of Expert Panel Assisting Oversight Committee Text Expresses ‘Grave Concern’ over Attempts to Destabilize Strife-torn Country The Security Council today extended the arms embargo, asset freeze and travel ban imposed on the Central African Republic until 31 [...]

  • Jul 06 / 2016
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North America

Roundup: UN Deputy Chief decries decaying respect for civilians in war

UNITED NATIONS, Jan. 19 (Xinhua) — From airstrikes targeting hospitals and schools, to sieges used to cause starvation, respect for civilians during wartime is decaying, UN Deputy Secretary General Jan Eliasson said here Tuesday. “We have seen, recently, unbearable sieges and use of food as a method of starvation, which constitutes a war crime,” Eliasson [...]

  • Jul 06 / 2016
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Europe

Justice for Raoul Wallenberg

Wallenberg, a Swedish diplomat, was a beacon of light during the darkest days of the Holocaust, and his example remains so today. It has been a dark January. Thus far, 2016 – not unlike January of last year – is witnessing ongoing and tragic terrorism, atrocity, anti-Semitism and assaults on human rights. North Korea, itself [...]

  • Jul 06 / 2016
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Middle East

France, UK, US call for UN meeting on lifting Syrian sieges

UNITED NATIONS — The United States, France and Britain called Thursday for an emergency U.N. Security Council meeting to press Syria’s warring parties to lift sieges on towns where hundreds of thousands have been cut off from aid and reports of starvation have emerged. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon also stepped up the pressure, calling for both the [...]

  • Jul 06 / 2016
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Asia-Pacific

Seoul-Tokyo deal on wartime sex slaves cannot be viewed as treaty: lawyers

SEOUL, Jan. 12 (Yonhap) — The recent deal between South Korea and Japan over Tokyo’s sexual enslavement of Korean women during World War II cannot be viewed as a binding treaty as it was not a written agreement, a progressive lawyers’ group said Tuesday. The Lawyers for a Democratic Society said there was no exchange of notes [...]

  • Jul 05 / 2016
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Africa, North America

Hillary emails reveal true motive for Libya intervention

Newly disclosed emails show that Libya’s plan to create a gold-backed currency to compete with the euro and dollar was a motive for NATO’s intervention. The New Year’s Eve release of over 3,000 new Hillary Clinton emails from the State Department has CNN abuzz over gossipy text messages, the who gets to ride with Hillary” [...]

  • Jul 05 / 2016
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Middle East

UN chief condemns attack on Indian Consulate in Afghanistan

From Yoshita Singh United Nations, Jan 5 (PTI) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the terror attack on the Indian Consulate in the Afghan city of Mazar-e-Sharif and underlined the need to protect diplomatic posts, his spokesperson said. “On the attack on Mazar-e-Sharif, obviously, it is an attack we condemn. Especially in light of [...]

  • Jul 04 / 2016
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Middle East

LHC CJ for speedy justice to people

Chief Justice of the Lahore High Court Justice Ijazul Ahsan has said that more attention should be paid to provide speedy justice to the people. He said this while addressing the inaugural ceremony of construction work on the Judicial Complex at Kamoke on Saturday. The chief justice said that respect for institutions and provision of [...]

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