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Posts Tagged / Responsibility to Protect

  • Sep 02 / 2016
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Asia-Pacific

No room for independence talks

http://www.news.gov.hk There is no room for discussion on “Hong Kong independence”, and sponsoring bodies and schools should take a clear stance on the matter. Chief Executive CY Leung made these remarks before an Executive Council meeting today, stressing that Hong Kong is an inalienable part of Mainland China according to Basic Law Article One. He [...]

  • Sep 02 / 2016
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Middle East

Israel is behaving as a settler colonial state: Richard Falk

Earlier this month, a video clip of an Israeli soldier snatching a bicycle from a Palestinian girl went viral on social media. From the footage one can hear the eight-year-old crying while another soldier throws her bicycle into the bushes. Prior to that, in February this year, another video of an Israeli soldier tipping over [...]

  • Sep 02 / 2016
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North America

Return to UN peacekeeping; Little peace to keep for Canada’s Liberal government

Canada’s Liberal government wants to get back into United Nations peacekeeping. Unfortunately, there’s not much peace to keep. Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan is in Africa this week scouting out the terrain. The UN has 12 peacekeeping operations on the go in the continent. Some, like those aimed at keeping the peace between Israel and its neighbours, have been [...]

  • Sep 02 / 2016
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Africa, Europe, North America

Genocide and protection

In the aftermath of the Second World War, the civilized world recoiled in horror as the full extent of the Holocaust was revealed. And “Never Again!” became a common refrain in the post-war era, a solemn pledge for future generations. The war devastated the traditional European powers and smashed the old international order. A new [...]

  • Sep 02 / 2016
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Africa

Adopting Resolution 2304 (2016), Security Council Extends Mission in South Sudan, Authorizes Expanded Peacekeeping Force to Bolster Civilian Protection Efforts

Source: United Nations 4 – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Adopting Resolution 2304 (2016), Security Council Extends Mission in South Sudan, Authorizes Expanded Peacekeeping Force to Bolster Civilian Protection Efforts The Security Council today renewed the mandate of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) until 30 June 2017, authorizing the expansion of peacekeeping forces and [...]

  • Sep 02 / 2016
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Middle East

Palestinian PM, UNRWA Officials Discuss Services Provided To Palestinian Refugees

He stressed the importance of the efforts being exerted by UNRWA especially in education and health sectors, praising its continued support to the Palestinian refugee camps of the diaspora and calling on the international community institutions to assume its legal and moral responsibility to protect them from the devastating effects of the war in Syria. [...]

  • Sep 02 / 2016
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Asia-Pacific

Bluster or masterstroke: Depends on what Govt does, say ex-diplomats

A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi threw down the Balochistan gauntlet at Pakistan, a majority of seven former Foreign Secretaries The Indian Express spoke with struck a note of caution, as they mulled over the “imponderables” and what is going to follow next from the government. The Indian Express reached out to former Foreign Secretaries Shivshankar [...]

  • Sep 02 / 2016
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Asia-Pacific

Cast adrift: Australia risks its international standing over asylum-seeker policies

https://62e528761d0685343e1c-f3d1b99a743ffa4142d9d7f1978d9686.ssl.cf2.rackcdn.com/files/134202/section/width496/3j9prmft-1471308928.jpgOnly Australia uses less-developed countries to process refugee claims. AAP/Eoin Blackwell The “Nauru files”, which detail reports of abuse in Australia’s asylum-seeker detention centre on Nauru, have received global attention since their release. They should provide a flashpoint for the Turnbull government to reassess the longstanding policy of offshore detention of asylum seekers before more serious harm is inflicted [...]

  • Sep 01 / 2016
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Middle East

PLA hawks fuel Pakistan’s push for limited war

New Delhi, Aug. 14 — The rising level of tensions in the Kashmir valley is not accidental, but forms part of a design by GHQ Rawalpindi to boost tensions in that state and in the rest of India, so that the way gets cleared for a limited conflict which would depress investor sentiment about India [...]

  • Sep 01 / 2016
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Asia-Pacific

EDITORIAL – A blow to Thai unity

The Mother’s Day bombings came as a shock in so many ways. The attackers not only attacked multiple sites throughout the South, they conducted their killing spree at one of the most auspicious times of the year. They chose not just to kill and maim innocent people, but to desecrate the birthday celebrations of Her [...]