Resolution 2397 will condemn the people of North Korea to excruciating deaths. Ironically, December 22 is the United Nations “Holocaust Remembrance Day.” It is shameful that on December 22 the United Nations Security Council voted to inflict the Twenty –First Century’s Holocaust upon the people of North Korea. With the passage of Resolution 2397, the United Nations Security Council has become an instrument of barbarism and terror.Read more . . .
Millions of Afghans have had their lives permanently changed by the U.S. war, which marked its 15th anniversary on Oct. 7 — an unpropitious date that came and went with little attention in the media, and virtually no acknowledgment by major American politicians. More than a decade of nonstop war has pushed Afghanistan to the brink of catastrophe. And things are getting worse, not better.
At least 220,000 Afghans were killed in the first 12 years of the war, in a conservative estimate, according to a report by the Nobel Prize-winning organization International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War.Read more . . .
Five years of devastating civil war and strict economic sanctions have plunged over 80 percent of Syrians into poverty, up from 28 percent in 2010. Ferdinand Arslanian, a scholar at the Center for Syrian Studies at the University of St. Andrews, says that reduction in living standards and aid dependency is empowering the regime.Read more . . .
Israel knows a thing or two about ethnic cleansing. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu knows a thing or two about propaganda. The video he posted on Friday proves both points. Here’s the real thing — yet another record for Israeli chutzpah: The evacuation of settlers from the West Bank (which has never happened, and presumably never will) is ethnic cleansing.Read more . . .
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 . . .
With its matrix of control, Israel has achieved an unparalleled and uniquely successful synergy of “bio” and “necro”-politics, controlling life and death at most every scale of Palestinian existence. The matrix is continuously adjusted with as much care as Israel has adjusted the caloric intake of Gazans during its periodic intensifications of the Gazan siege.Read more . . .
http://www.jadaliyya.com/pages/index/18732/racism-is-the-foundation-of-israels-operation-prot Racism is the Foundation of Israel’s Operation Protective Edge Jul 30 2014, by Joel Beinin On 30 June Ayelet Shaked, chairwoman of the Knesset faction of the ultra-right wing ha-Bayit ha-Yehudi (Jewish Home) Party, a key member of the … Read more . . .
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” … Read more . . .
Israel bans radio advert listing names of children killed in Gaza Human rights group B’Tselem will petition Israel’s supreme court after advert was deemed to be ‘politically controversial’ Harriet Sherwood in Jerusale The Guardian, 24 July 2014 08.24 BST Aid … Read more . . .
In this article, I analyze the legal and factual background of the food blockade against Iraq (1990-), and then assess its compliance with international humanitarian law. I conclude that the U.N., the members of the Security Council, and the countries that participated violated several mandatory humanitarian norms in enforcing the food blockade.Read more . . .
“The bombing of the headquarters of Serbian state radio and television was a deliberate attack on a civilian object and as such constitutes a war crime,” Sian Jones, Amnesty International’s Balkans expert said.Read more . . .
http://www.counterpunch.org/2013/05/31/war-crimes-as-policy-2/Weekend Edition May 31-Jun 02, 2013 The CIA: Keepers of the Hit ListsWar Crimes as Policyby DOUGLAS VALENTINE and NICOLAS J.S. DAVIES In February the Guardian and BBC Arabic unveiled a documentary exploring the role of retired Colonel James Steele … Read more . . .
Starvation as a Weapon: Legal Implications of the UN Food Blockade Against Iraq and Kuwait by René Provost 30 Columbia Journal of Transnational Law, 577 (1992) Introduction The Iraqi invasion of Kuwait in early August 1990 was a bold political … Read more . . .
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/may/15/global-justice-nato-libya If there were global justice, Nato would be in the dock over LibyaLiberia’s Charles Taylor has been convicted of war crimes, so why not the western leaders who escalated Libya’s killing? Seumas Milneguardian.co.uk, Tuesday 15 May 2012 22.20 BST … Read more . . .
http://english.al-akhbar.com/content/stl%E2%80%99s-cassese-resignation-likely-sign-infighting-not-ill-health STL’s Cassese: Resignation Likely Sign of Infighting Not Ill-Health Judge Cassese had informed UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon two weeks ago about his intention to resign from his position due to differences between Bellemare and some of the Tribunal’s … Read more . . .
War Crimes & the Bombing of LibyaDispatches From The EdgeConn Hallinan May 16, 2011 According to the New York Times (5/16/11), Gen. Sir David Richards, “Britain’s top military commander,” is proposing that the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) target Libyan … Read more . . .
Commission of Inquiry on Lebanon established by the Human Rights Council – 2nd Special session Report of the Commission of Inquiry on Lebanon … Read more . . .
Israeli pilot describes ‘good strike’ that killed 15 Gazans in 2002 A crewman involved in the assassination of Hamas military leader Salah Shehadeh recently spoke with students about the controversial incident By Amira Hass,January 14, 2011 The airmen who bombed the home … Read more . . .
“War criminals” leak strikes at heart of Israeli society By Paul Larudee 23 November 2010 Paul Larudee considers the implications for Israel and its armed forces of the leaking of the details of 200 Israeli military personnel who participated in the … Read more . . .
Israeli war criminals had better hope for Palestinian amnesty By Gilad Atzmon 25 November 2010 Gilad Atzmon argues that the publication of the names and other details of 200 Israeli war crimes suspects who participated in the onslaught against Gaza in … Read more . . .