Category: Human Rights

Maureen Clare Murphy: Trump goes nuclear against ICC

The Trump administration in Washington has placed economic sanctions on the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court and another senior official at the Hague

Thomas Knapp: Trump Regime vs. the ICC: the Wrong Side of “Sovereignty”

If Trump and Pompeo don’t want US military personnel to do the time, they should stop sending US military personnel abroad to do the crimes.

Juan Cole: In Further War Crime, Israelis cut Electricity to Gaza, Idling 50,000 Factory Workers

Source: Informed Comment The government of far right Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu cut off fuel for the sole power plant in the Gaza Strip, a small Palestinian territory surrounded on three sides by and blockaded by Israel. As a result, on Monday the Gaza Strip’s sole power plant went dark, Al Jazeera reports. The Read more…

Ramzy Baroud: ICC Investigation of War Crimes in Occupied Palestine

Fatou Bensouda, Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), has, once and for all, settled the doubts on the Court’s jurisdiction to investigate war crimes committed in occupied Palestine.

Danny Sjursen: What on Earth Is the U.S. Doing by Bombing Somalia?

Neither the White House nor the Pentagon has provided any explanation for the deadly escalation of a war that Congress hasn’t declared and the media rarely reports. At stake are many thousands of lives

Sarah Sakha: Trump turns on colleges, colleges on human rights

“We know then the main purpose is to curb Palestinian activism and give Israel a continued path to perpetuate their injustices without opposition from Palestinians, Jews or anyone.”

Transnational Institute: Coronavirus: the need for a progressive internationalist response

This pandemic health crisis must be a turning point towards creating the systems, structures and policies that can always protect those who are marginalized and allow everyone to live with dignity

Marjorie Cohn: Team Trump Tried to Bully the ICC IntoDropping War Crimes Probe But Failed

Team Trump threatened to ban ICC judges and prosecutors from the U.S. and warned it would impose economic sanctions on the Court if it launched an investigation

Boaventura de Sousa Santos: Toward A New Universal Declaration Of Human Rights, I

By 1000 Words/   Baruch de Spinoza, the great 17th century philosopher, wrote that the two basic human emotions (or “affections,” as he called them) are fear and hope, and he suggested that a balance needs to be struck between the two, because fear unmingled with hope leads to despair and hope unmingled with fear Read more…

Rebecca Gordon: “The Right to Do Whatever I Want as President”

Impunity Guaranteed for Torturers (and Presidents)

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