Category: Human Rights

Ali Abunimah: EU backs ICC after Netanyahu’s “anti-Semitism” smear

After years-long delays and decades of waiting for justice, Palestinians are at last seeing their quest to hold Israel accountable and check its crimes bearing fruit

Afrah Nasser: Yemen’s Donors Need to Tackle Aid Shortfalls

Yemen, where an unmitigated humanitarian emergency fueled by years of armed conflict has pushed millions of people into the “worst famine the world has seen in decades”

Alex Emmons: Biden Balks at Sanctions on Saudi Crown Prince After Release of Report on Killing of Jamal Khashoggi

Biden imposed sanctions only on aides to Mohammed bin Salman even though a new intelligence report said that MBS approved the mission on Khashoggi

John Clamp: Rohingya: The Sufis of Arakan

In reality, the whole of Rakhine state is a crime scene

Jillian S. Ambroz: The 1.5 million child slaves behind your chocolate bar

Since the cocoa industry’s use of child labor has been on the world’s radar for years, it clearly will require a large-scale public reckoning and massive revenue loss to see any real change

Raji Sourani: ICC’s “Landmark Decision” Could Open Door to Prosecuting Israel for War Crimes

The International Criminal Court has ruled it has the authority to investigate alleged Israeli war crimes in the Palestinian territories

Maureen Clare Murphy: Israel lashes out as ICC okays war crimes probe

The International Criminal Court has territorial jurisdiction to investigate suspected war crimes in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, a panel of judges affirmed last week

Medea Benjamin: Will Biden End America’s Global War on Children?

To prevent new U.S. wars, the Biden administration should commit to participate and comply with the rules of international law, which are supposed to be binding on all countries, even the most wealthy and powerful

Noam Chomsky: Why Neoliberal Leaders Who Failed to Protect Their Countries From COVID-19 Must Be Investigated

It is time to impanel a citizens’ tribunal to investigate the utter failure of the governments of Boris Johnson, Donald Trump, Jair Bolsonaro, Narendra Modi, and others

Rod Driver: Brutal Human Rights Abuses – Torture, Sanctions and Our Failure to Discuss Economic Rights

People in advanced nations assume that their governments do not torture prisoners, but it is practized by the US, and was used by Britain in its colonies and in Northern Ireland

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