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Posts Tagged / Selectivity, Misuse and Abuse

  • 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 [...]

  • Sep 02 / 2016
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Asia-Pacific

Non-interference or the responsibility to protect?

Sholto Byrnes On Friday, representatives of 85 political parties from 36 countries will gather in Kuala Lumpur for the ninth General Assembly of the International Conference of Asian Political Parties. Quite apart from curiosity about a gathering with which I had not hitherto been familiar, one thought struck me: what could possibly unite such an [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • Aug 23 / 2016
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Europe

Cisjordanie: importante opération israélienne contre les ateliers d’armes

  Cisjordanie: importante opération israélienne contre les ateliers d’armes 425 words 23 August 2016 01:20 PM Agence France Presse AFPFR French Copyright Agence France-Presse, 2016 All reproduction and presentation rights reserved.   L’armée israélienne a annoncé mardi avoir démantelé sept ateliers clandestins de fabrication d’armes en Cisjordanie et saisi des dizaines d’armes et de munitions [...]

  • Aug 17 / 2016
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Asia-Pacific

Enviado chino pide prevención de conflictos para proteger a civiles

China Enviado chino pide prevención de conflictos para proteger a civiles 366 words 20 January 2016 People’s Daily Online PEODSP Spanish Copyright 2016. People’s Daily & People’s Daily Online Un enviado chino ante la ONU pidió hoy esfuerzos para abordar las causas de raíz de los conflictos con el fin de proteger a los civiles [...]

  • Aug 11 / 2016
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Middle East, North America

Obama Explains the $400 Million Payment to Iran; Media Joins Clinton Campaign; Trump’s Message; State of Donald Trump’s Campaign Examined; Interview with Dr. Ben Carson; Clint Eastwood Criticizes Political Correctness

(BEGIN VIDEOTAPE) SEAN HANNITY, HOST (voice-over): Tonight… BARACK OBAMA, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: As ISIL is beaten back, we’re gaining vast amounts of intelligence, thousands of documents, thumb drives, digital files which we will use to keep destroying ISIL’s networks and stop foreign fighters. HANNITY: President Obama tries to defend his disastrous record on [...]

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