Category: Human Rights

Richard Falk: Health and Human Rights in Gaza: Shame on the World

Despite present appearances to the contrary, I am confident that justice will prevail, that Palestinians will achieve their rights, and surprise the world as did the opponents of South African apartheid a generation ago

Daniel Ellsberg: The President is a Domestic Enemy of the Constitution

The president is a domestic enemy of the universal code of military justice, the heart of military law

Robert Fisk: Pompeo Scorns the Law Because He’s Never Had to Follow It

Did US secretaries of state always lie so brazenly, so frighteningly, so mendaciously, so utterly without conscience?

John Feffer: Don’t Just Focus on Trump’s Crimes at Home

Trump’s war on the law extends beyond flouting Congress and packing courts — overseas, it extends to arguable crimes against humanity

Patrick Cockburn: UK failure in Iraq and Afghanistan highlighted by war crime claims

If true, claims would be in keeping with UK’s completely dismal record in both theatres of conflict

Patrick Cockburn: Erdogan’s Ethnic Cleansing of the Kurds is Still Happening

Such atrocities are ethnic cleansing in action and are what Trump greenlit when he opened the door to the Turkish invasion of Syria

Jonathan Cook: Israel is silencing the last voices trying to stop abuses against Palestinians

It has been a week of appalling abuses committed by Israeli soldiers in the West Bank – little different from the other 2,670 weeks endured by Palestinians since the occupation began in 1967

Richard Falk: Declining Protection of Human Rights: Why?

Under these conditions of menace and uncertainty there is every reason to struggle for what is necessary and desirable even if it seems presently impossible of attainment

Silvia Swinden: People taking to the streets demanding a humanized system

Perhaps a new sensibility, a new spirit, a new inspiration and a new humanism is growing in the hearts of the peoples

Joseph Margulies: U.S. Judges Admit Enhanced Interrogation Is Torture

They also acknowledged, for the first time, that the grounds for torturing Abu Zubaydah—the Saudi Arabian citizen detained in the wake of September 11, still languishing in Guantánamo—were mistaken

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