This post was first published by the Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation on October 18, and is posted here with kind permission.
There are plenty of them: international days where awareness and action are demanded on global issues from peace, water, and youth to poetry, yoga and…Continue
Added by Carnegie Council on October 19, 2017 at 4:30pm — No Comments
Published originally in the World Post Section of the Huffington Post on 19 June 2015:
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…Continue
To begin, I want to make my view clear that the attacks by both Israel and Hamas must be strongly condemned. Both sides have been displaying utter disregard for the right to life and a clear lack of interest in holding those responsible (including senior political and military leaders) accountable for grave human rights violations and violations of international law. This lack of accountability may have been a key factor in the resumption of hostilities and in the loss of hope for a peaceful…Continue
“Humanitarian intervention” is a mechanism relied upon to prevent or stop a gross violation of human rights in a state, where either the state is incapable of doing the needful for its people, or, where the state is unwilling to do the needful for its people or may be the perpetrator of human rights abuses against its people. In terms of the intent, it differs from illegal intervention in that the ultimate gain of a humanitarian intervention is for the people of the state intervened into.…Continue
Added by Kirthi Jayakumar on November 19, 2012 at 1:36am — No Comments