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.Read more . . .
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.Read more . . .
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 … Read more . . .
With its concept of targeted sanctions against Iran, the West has found a narrative with which it – and, ironically, the Iranian regime – can live. The people of Iran cannot. Sanctions are destroying the economy and harming the people.Read more . . .
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article32968.htmTo humiliate and degradeImpressions of GazaBy Noam Chomsky November 07, 2012 “Information Clearing House” – Even a single night in jail is enough to give a taste of what it means to be under the total control of some external … Read more . . .
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 … Read more . . .
Economic oppression as a crime against humanity 2924_econoppressionc … Read more . . .
Collective punishment and crimes against humanity in Eastern Ethiopia Report by Human Rights Watch, 11 June 2008Download this Report Summary Tens of thousands of ethnic Somali civilians living in eastern Ethiopia’s SomaliRegionalState are experiencing serious abuses and a looming humanitarian … Read more . . .
Assassinations, Peace and State Violence in India and Pakistan By Abdul Malik Mujahid, President, Sound Vision, and Chair Council for a Parliament of World Religions, The Huffington Post, 4 Nov. 2009 It was way past midnight in Chicago when I … Read more . . .
Collective Punishment of Trapped Civilians in the ‘No Fire Zone’ in Sri Lanka Should Stop! http://www.asiantribune.com/?q=node/17495By Dr. Siri Gamage – Australia, 15.4.2009Asian Tribune The reported death and injury to a large number of Tamil civilians in the so-called ‘No Fire Zone’ in … Read more . . .
http://english.aljazeera.net/focus/2010/06/2010616131858756851.html UPDATED ON:THURSDAY, JUNE 17, 2010 12:07 MECCA TIME, 09:07 GMT The meaning of strangulation By Mark LeVine The remarks were not made in anger or haste, as were the now infamous, flippant and ill-conceived comments that cost White House reporter … Read more . . .
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 … Read more . . .
Article 7 of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court specifies that “deportation or the forcible transfer of population” constitute a “crime against humanity”, when committed “as part of a widespread OR systematic attack direct directed against any civilian … Read more . . .
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 … Read more . . .
Possibilities of prosecuting Turkish leaders for crimes against humanity and war crimes – IX Saturday, November 11, 2006 KurdishMedia.com – By Karim Salih Part IX: Last part Bibliography: Agence France Presse (AFP), “Bomb blast kills seven in Turkey’s main … Read more . . .
Possibilities of prosecuting Turkish leaders for crimes against humanity and war crimes – I Friday, November 03, 2006 KurdishMedia.com – By Karim Salih A critical analysis of the possibilities of prosecuting Turkish leaders for crimes against humanity and … Read more . . .
Cyberspace Graveyard for Disappeared Persons Forced Disappearances in Sri Lanka Constitute a Crime Against Humanity Laura Black (B.A. in Economics – Bucknell University Law Graduate – Harvard University) I. Executive Summary This paper has two purposes. First, … Read more . . .
Letter from Diyarbakir Reinoud Leenders Middle East International, 26 Febr. 1999 FROM A LITILE STORE in Diyarbakir I bought some lined paper to write a letter. I was struck by the design. On the margins, there were two M-16 machine-guns, … Read more . . .
Read more . . .Israel sends animal vaccines to Gaza because it?s afraid animal diseases could spread from Gaza to Israel, but it doesn?t send human medicine to Gaza, perhaps trying to kill off the population, bit by bit.
Elias Davidsson: Economic Oppression as a Crime Against Humanity (Abstract) The International Criminal Court (ICC) was established to secure the punishment of persons who have committed the most serious crimes which “deeply shock the conscience of humanity”. Yet what shocks the “conscience … Read more . . .