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Posts Tagged / Selectivity, Misuse and Abuse

  • Jan 13 / 2017
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North America

Why the West can’t be bothered to save Aleppo

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 up by the [...]

  • Jan 09 / 2017
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Europe

Crisis de refugiados y pérdida de derechos, la última reflexión de Bauman

Crisis de refugiados y pérdida de derechos, la última reflexión de Bauman; ZYGMUNT BAUMAN 721 words 9 January 2017 01:41 PM Agencia EFE – Servicio Nacional AGESER Spanish Copyright 2017 Agencia EFE. All Rights Reserved   Carmen Sigüenza Madrid, 9 ene (EFE).- La crisis de los refugiados, la pérdida derechos y la política de construcción [...]

  • Dec 22 / 2016
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North America

How heartbreaking images from Aleppo could actually change international norms

Chiara De Franco Huffington Post 12/22/2016 The siege of Aleppo is a mass atrocity with unprecedented levels of visibility. Confronted with the horrific images of a destroyed city, and the testimonies of wounded survivors using social media to reach out to the world, many have argued that a complete meltdown of humanity is unfolding. Some have lamented that [...]

  • Nov 28 / 2016
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Uncategorized

Silent censorship regime at work

  Silent censorship regime at work 930 words 28 November 2016 New Straits Times NSTRAT 13 English (c) 2016 New Straits Times Press (Malaysia) Berhad.   LAST week, I received an email from my UK book editor, informing me of changes made to one chapter. The chapter is on international organisations and is meant for [...]

  • Sep 18 / 2016
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Asia-Pacific

Hail and farewell with UNanswered questions

The United Nations Secretary General (UNSG) Ban Ki-moon visits Sri Lanka on Wednesday for what is a virtual farewell call as he completes his term of office at the helm of the 193- nation world body. According to unconfirmed reports he is now a possible contender for the Presidency of his native land, South Korea. [...]

  • Sep 02 / 2016
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Africa, North America

How to make R2P work

The international community selectively applies the principle of Responsibility to Protect (R2P) and too often turns a blind eye to mass atrocities, including genocide. Yet there have been instances when the world has done the right thing, intervening to prevent the mass slaughter of innocent civilians, thereby vindicating R2P. Biggest successes “I think R2P, in [...]

  • Sep 02 / 2016
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Asia-Pacific

Kashmir: human rights and wrongs

On August 17, more than 40 days after the start of the latest wave of brutal Indian repression of the Kashmiris, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, made a startling statement that his “sincere attempts to independently access the facts in relation to reports of human rights violations have failed” since his [...]

  • Sep 02 / 2016
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Uncategorized

World shirks responsibility to protect

When the Responsibility to Protect doctrine was adopted at the United Nations World Summit in 2005, the community of nations appeared to have entered a new epoch, one that valued human security over state sovereignty. The doctrine, commonly referred to as R2P, requires the international community to use whatever means necessary – including diplomacy, humanitarian [...]

  • Sep 02 / 2016
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Middle East, North America

America’s Retreat and the Agony of Aleppo

Sarajevo and Aleppo, two cities once part of the Ottoman Empire, two cities whose diverse populations have included Muslims and Christians and Jews, two cities rich in culture that have been besieged and split in two and ravaged by violence, two cities where children have been victims — 20 years apart. What a difference two [...]

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