All Blog Posts Tagged 'rights' (79)

Terrorism and the Arab Waves : the focusof the global challenge

       The humanitarian community as a whole suffers many risks that undermined the stability and security such as wars and colonialism, racial discrimination, and terrorism, the latter, who form a strong storm large wave hit the world polluted the subtropical climate, which in itself is the biggest challenge to the global threat to the economy of the State, which depend on it.

And terrorism, which has become an…

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Added by Hanane Saouli on December 20, 2017 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

The rights of women in peace and security contexts

       term has varied, numerous issues concerning society, particularly matters relating to women, where the latter made the focus of much debate in recent years, which occupied the position of women in the national and international arena, where the right of rights within the contexts and issues of security and peace, which refer to the role played by women in the military during the armed conflict, these issues drawn up by the general policies of the decision-making process and ensure…

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Added by Hanane Saouli on November 18, 2017 at 4:30pm — No Comments

New Book, "The Ordinary Virtues: Moral Order in a Divided World" by Carnegie Council Centennial Chair Michael Ignatieff

What moral values do human beings hold in common? As globalization draws us together economically, are our values converging or diverging? In particular, are human rights becoming a global ethic? These were the questions that led Michael Ignatieff to embark on a three-year, eight-nation journey in search of answers. …

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Added by Carnegie Council on September 20, 2017 at 1:56pm — No Comments

The dialectic of the relationship between international humanitarian law and human rights law

    International humanitarian law in times of war and conflict, if in turn to a set of international rules from the settlement of humanitarian problems arising from armed conflicts, on the one hand, it aims to achieve the pain of war, by organizing intellectual operations or means of war. It is this post's comments, aimed at the protection of persons injured, prisoners, and civilians, as well as the properties that are affected by the armed conflict, either…

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Added by Hanane Saouli on August 5, 2017 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

Desperately Seeking Metaphors for Global Civics

Less than one week ago, heads of state from 195 countries passed the Paris Agreement – a legally binding international agreement on climate – with the aim of limiting the global temperature rise to below 2°C. This agreement represents, quite possible, the world’s best answer to the most widespread global challenge we face in this century. Global warming renders national borders meaningless, as world leaders recognize our shared destiny and collective responsibility…

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Added by Anna Kiefer on December 16, 2015 at 11:51pm — 2 Comments

Report: Conference on Cultural Rights, Copenhagen, Denmark, November 2015

CREDIT: Jeroen Mul

Can cultural rights become a global discourse for supporting inclusive social and political development, and for fostering intercultural dialogue for the mutual understanding of…

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Added by Carnegie Council on November 25, 2015 at 11:21am — No Comments

Why Gender Parity Matters

This article was written by Laura Tyson and Anu Madgavkar. It was first published on Project Syndicate. 

BERKELEY – The high cost of gender inequality has been documented extensively. But a …

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Added by Carnegie Council on November 18, 2015 at 12:16pm — No Comments

The Problems with Burma's Upcoming "Landmark" Elections

 

As November 8th approaches, news and commentary about the “landmark” Burmese general elections are picking up. As usual, I have my own thoughts about the growing buzz surrounding Election Day.

Let's start off with some quick background information. The upcoming November 8th election in Burma is widely considered to be one of the most important political events in the nation’s history. The authoritarian regime, still warring with several ethnic rebel…

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Added by Samantha Sherman on September 9, 2015 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

A Step Back for South Africa on the Rule of Law, Courtesy of Al-Bashir

Published originally in the World Post Section of the Huffington Post on 19 June 2015:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jesica-l-santos/a-step-back-for-south-afr_b_7614908.html

This past week the South African government showed utter disregard for its international legal obligations and rule of law when it reportedly assisted the escape from its territory of Sudanese President Omar…

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Added by Jesica L Santos on June 25, 2015 at 2:04pm — 1 Comment

Political Prisoner for a Day: Why Small-Scale Crackdowns Still Work

The past week has confirmed that despite the Burmese government's made-for-export show of reforms, there is still no such thing as political freedom in Burma. Yet, you probably haven't read anything about the nation's ongoing (but increasingly repressed) student protests in this week's headlines. That's largely because the regime has responded in such a way that is threatening enough to stifle dissent at home, but not violent enough to invoke international outrage. This is the "sweet spot"…

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Added by Samantha Sherman on March 15, 2015 at 1:12am — No Comments

Why I’m Following the Burmese Student Protests, and the US Government Should Be Too

Over the past few months, the world has largely overlooked a series of peaceful protests by Burmese students that began in November, coinciding with President Obama’s visit to the Southeast Asian nation. The students are protesting the country’s new National Education Law, which maintains close, centralized government control of the nation’s educational institutions and limit students’ freedom of association (read more…

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Added by Samantha Sherman on February 13, 2015 at 12:30am — 1 Comment

Burma and the Ethics of Engagement

A question I've been grappling with lately concerns engagement with foreign governments that systematically violate human rights. When foreign governments are behaving badly, should we engage with them and try to encourage reform, or sanction them and cut off ties? Is engagement the path to reform, or does it merely reward bad behavior? While this dilemma is central to many foreign affairs situations, this post will focus on…

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Added by Samantha Sherman on December 19, 2014 at 12:30am — 6 Comments

An Agreement That Never Should Have Happened Is Declared Unconstitutional

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jesica-l-santos/

This past week, an Argentinian Federal Court declared null the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that …

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Added by Jesica L Santos on May 21, 2014 at 7:14pm — No Comments

Memory and Justice: Confronting Past Atrocity and Human Rights Abuse

http://www.issuelab.org/click/download1/memory_and_justice_confronting_past_atrocity_and_human_rights_abuse

of the International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ) as a consultancy report for the Ford Foundation’s Andean Region and
The authors acknowledge the indispensable editorial contributions,research assistance, and logistical support of…
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Added by Jesica L Santos on May 7, 2014 at 10:26pm — No Comments

From Amnesties Toward Peace and Reconciliation: Cambodia, Chile, and Mozambique

The goal of this inquiry is to analyze whether or not there can be peace and reconciliation in cases where conflict and massive civil strife were followed by blanket amnesties which included crimes against humanity and gross violations of human rights.

The following case studies examine what took place in three different countries – Cambodia, Chile, and Mozambique – each of which experienced violent domestic conflict and massive human rights violations. The…

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Added by Jesica L Santos on May 7, 2014 at 10:09pm — No Comments

A Dialogue on Global Citizenship, Global Ethics, and Moral Rights

We are sharing here a digital dialogue that took place between Michael Edward Walsh, a visiting scholar at the Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, and Alvaro Cedeno Molinari, Costa Rican ambassador to Japan, on topics related to global ethics and citizenship. —CARNEGIE…

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Added by Carnegie Council on March 26, 2014 at 5:05pm — 1 Comment

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY 2014

In honor of International Women's Day on March 8, we present a selection of Carnegie Council resources from the past year. PHOTO CREDIT: Martina K Photography (…

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Added by Carnegie Council on March 7, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Cosmopolitanism: Pluralism, Dialogue, and Global Citizenry for a New Era

Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers 

Kwame Anthony Appiah

New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2007.

196 pages



Kwame Anthony Appiah challenges us to adopt the moral manifesto of “cosmopolitanism,” a loyalty to all of humanity, and begs the question of what we owe to strangers simply by virtue of our shared humanity. He joins an important conversation in global ethics on…

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Added by Caitlin Duffy on November 26, 2013 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

From War to a Global Ethic

This Carnegie Council Centennial Symposium took place in the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh, on October 16, 2013. It was part of Andrew Carnegie's International Legacy Week 2013, which celebrated the huge impact made by the Scots-American philanthropist Andrew…

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Added by Joel Rosenthal on November 22, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

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