A Peaceful, Silent, Deadly Remedy: The Ethics of Economic Sanctions

Economic sanctions are emerging as one of the major tools of international governance in the post-Cold War era. Sanctions have long been seen as a form of political intervention that does not cause serious human damage, and therefore does not raise pressing ethical questions. However, the nature of sanctions is that they effectively target the most vulnerable and least political sectors of society, and for this reason they must be subject to ethical scrutiny.

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Dutch government refuses to reveal ‘secret deal’ into MH17 crash probe

The Dutch government has refused to reveal details of a secret pact between members of the Joint Investigation Team examining the downed Flight MH17. If the participants, including Ukraine, don’t want information to be released, it will be kept secret.

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Palestinian Recourse to the International Criminal Court: The Time has Come

http://richardfalk.wordpress.com/2014/07/21/palestinian-recourse-to-the-international-criminal-court-the-time-has-come/ Palestinian Recourse to the International Criminal Court: The Time has Come By Prof. Richard Falk [Prefatory Note: “Palestine’s Dilemma: To Go or Not to Go to the International Criminal Court” was published on July 13, 2014 on the website … Continue reading

Iraq records huge rise in birth defects. A crime against humanity?

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/iraq-records-huge-rise-in-birth-defects-8210444.html Iraq records huge rise in birth defectsNew study links increase with military action by Western forcesSarah MorrisonSunday 14 October 2012 It played unwilling host to one of the bloodiest battles of the Iraq war. Fallujah’s homes and businesses were … Continue reading

United States’ Foreseeability, Awareness and Knowledge of the Consequences of the Sanctions Against Iraq

United States’ Foreseeability, Awareness and Knowledge of the Consequences of the Sanctions Against Iraq Elias Davidsson 2004 Introduction In order to determine to which extent individual leaders who imposed and maintained economic sanctions against Iraq can be held responsible for the … Continue reading

Bush Lawyer Said President Could Order Civilians to Be ‘Massacred’

http://blog.newsweek.com/blogs/declassified/archive/2010/02/19/report-bush-lawyer-said-president-could-order-civilians-to-be-massacred.aspx Posted Friday, February 19, 2010 8:16 PM Report: Bush Lawyer Said President Could Order Civilians to Be ‘Massacred’ Michael Isikoff The chief author of the Bush administration’s “torture memo” told Justice Department investigators that the president’s war-making authority was … Continue reading