Category: Human Rights

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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

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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

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

By 1000 Words/Shutterstock.com   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…

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

Impunity Guaranteed for Torturers (and Presidents)

Jacob Blanc: The Inversion of Human Rights in Brazil

A dictatorship-era torturer is suing one of his victims in Brazil in a stark reminder of how Bolsonaro emboldens rights abusers

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

The supposed historic triumph of human rights is leading to an unprecedented degradation of the expectations of a decent life for the majority of the world’s population

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Karen J. Greenberg: Guantánamo’s Indelible Legacy

Or How This Became a Gitmo World

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