International Criminal Court

South Wales Echo letters: Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Commercial suicide of crass Carillion decision<p>There are risks inherent in any business operating in live-or-die competitive markets where the …

Saddam Hussein

Yazidi Refugees Fleeing ISIS Have Found Home in This Surprising US City

Chased from their homes by ISIS, thousands of Iraq’s Yazidi ethnic and religious minority are finding “the good life” in Nebraska.<p>In 2014, ISIS …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Gaza's prison warden and the Strip's ever-rising collapse threshold

The warden warns that the internment camp is on the brink of collapse. Its good that he does so, and its good that his warning became the lead …

Israel

Bury the Monroe Doctrine

- Advertisement -<p><i>Remarks at No Foreign Bases Conference, Baltimore, MD, January 13, 2018</i><p>I get to introduce three terrific speakers to you on the …

Liberal View

Study: Civilian casualties affect whether incidents viewed as war crimes

According to the laws of war, whether a violation of the law occurred or not is supposed to depend strictly on the information the military commander …

World News

The Israeli settlement project is a war crime

This week saw a new round of construction approvals by the Israeli government for settlement housing units, the majority of which are for colonies …

Jerusalem

Let Europe face up to human trafficking in 2018

Refugees

A pang of conscience in Myanmar

The military’s admission of a mass atrocity perpetrated against the minority Rohingya may hint at a desire to end one of the world’s worst cases of …

Asia

No-impunity as a global constitutional principle

One of the fundamental principles of global law is to prohibit the impunity of those responsible for serious violations of human rights. The …

Rights & Freedoms

Five killed as Philippine police resume drug war

Nanette Castillo grieving over the dead body of her son Aldrin, an alleged drug user killed by unidentified assailants, in Manila. Photo: AFP / Noel …

News (South Africa)

National Security Council said to warn of full ICC investigation in 2018

Israel’s National Security Council reportedly warned members of the Knesset’s powerful Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee last week that the …

Israel

COMMENTARY: Much of the Boyle story makes no sense

I don't believe Joshua Boyle.<p>Never have.<p>Not the alleged abduction of Boyle and pregnant wife Caitlin Coleman in Afghanistan by the Taliban-aligned …

Al-Qaeda

Will Canada finally deal with its Afghan war skeletons?

Erna Paris is the author of <i>The Sun Climbs Slow: The International Criminal Court and the Struggle for Justice.</i><p>Eugene Ionesco's comic play, <i>Amédée</i>, featuring a "corpse" in a closet that extends grotesque members during an urbane dinner party, was almost certainly intended to spoof the blindness of …

Canada

Israel to expel some 40,000 illegal African migrants

Israel on Wednesday began implementing a plan to force tens of thousands of African migrants out of the country by April, threatening to arrest those who stay.<p>“This plan will get under way today,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said at the start of a cabinet meeting.<p>Under the programme, some …

Middle East

Four ways Canada can help build lasting peace with North Korea

If Canadians think peace with North Korea will be obtained by insulting and starving the population of that beleaguered country, we are foolish and …

North Korea

Palestinians recall envoy to the US after Trump's Jerusalem decision

The Palestinians said on Sunday they were recalling their envoy to the United States for consultations in a move that follows US President Donald …

Israel

Trumpwashing 70 Years of Crimes: Under Guise of Criticizing President, Times Pushes Pro-US Ideology

Trumpwashing—defined as whitewashing, obscuring, or rewriting the broader U.S. record by presenting Donald Trump as an aberration (FAIR.org, …

Liberal View

The future of international justice

<b>The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia is shutting down at the end of 2017, having brought to justice some of those who committed war crimes in the former Yugoslavia in the 1990s.</b><p>Since then, war crimes have been committed in many other parts of the world, in Iraq, Syria and …

Bashar al-Assad

Iraq is hanging alleged ISIL fighters after minutes-long trials. But the dead may not have all been members

BAGHDAD – The two Turkish men shuffled into the courtroom, their closely cropped hair, clean shaven faces and chubby waistlines hardly the look of …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Expect America's tensions with China and Russia to rise in 2018

Yesterday’s 2017 review and forecast for 2018 focused on the most urgent challenges the Trump administration faces: the volatile Middle East, …

Donald Trump

U.N. rights investigator calls for pressure on China, Russia over Myanmar abuses

SEOUL (Reuters) - The United Nations' independent investigator into human rights in Myanmar has called for international pressure on China and Russia to try to get them to oppose human rights abuses in Myanmar.<p>U.N. special rapporteur Yanghee Lee, who was last week barred by the Myanmar government …

World News

Turkey 'laughed off' demand to arrest Sudan leader

ISTANBUL (AFP) -<p>Turkey "laughed off" a demand from the International Criminal Court (ICC) to arrest Sudan's wanted leader when he attended a summit in Istanbul, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was quoted as saying Thursday.<p>Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, who is wanted on charges of genocide and …

Africa

War Crimes: More Children Are Being Used As Weapons in Conflicts Around the World, UN Warns

Shocking numbers of children were used as human shields in Syria and were among the hundreds of thousands of people driven from their homes in …

South Sudan

How It Could Finally Be Possible to Prosecute War as a Crime

War is a crime. The International Criminal Court has just announced that it will finally treat it as a crime, sort-of, kind-of. But how can war’s …

Liberal View

Breaking: Iranian Parliament Just Passed A Resolution To Counter Trump's Jerusalem Move

In a response to President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, Iran’s Parliament recently recognized the same city as …

Israel

Pressure on China, Russia by UN Rights Investigator Over Myanmar Abuses

<b>Seoul:</b> The UN’s independent investigator into human rights in Myanmar has called for international pressure on China and Russia to try to get them to …

Rakhine State

Iran’s Supreme Leader: Reagan was wiser and more powerful than Trump

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei ripped President TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse Democrat slams Donald Trump Jr. for ‘serious case of …

Iran

Former Ivorian minister convicted over attack that killed 18

Former Minister of public function and employment, Hubert Oulaye (L) looks on during his trial at the Abidjan Tribunal on December 18, 2017 in …

News (South Africa)

Rohingya crisis: Is another Bosnia in the making?

In this photograph taken on November 12, 2017, a girl stands on the sandy banks of the natural boundary between Myanmar and Bangladesh near a …

Rakhine State

Duterte’s Philippine drug war has a new defender — whose former colleagues are aghast

MANILA — Imagine this: You are a lawyer who has just been named presidential spokesman. It is your fourth day on the job. The boss admits to murder.<p>Last month, not a week into his role as press secretary for Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, Harry Roque, a human rights …

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