Category: Human Rights

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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

Philip Weiss: ICC will likely throw out Palestine’s case for war crimes

“The battle is going to be played out behind closed doors and in the court of public opinion”

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Ramzy Baroud: Justice at Last?

‘Panic’ in Israel as the ICC Takes ‘Momentous Step’ in the Right Direction

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Marjorie Cohn: Palestinians Decry ICC Prosecutor’s Delay of Israeli War Crimes Investigation

In a significant development for Israeli accountability, Fatou Bensouda, chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), seeks to launch an investigation into war crimes committed in Palestine

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Ramzy Baroud: From a blessing to a curse

How UN resolution 2334 accelerated Israel’s colonisation in the West Bank

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