Last week, increasing events have again put Venezuela in the international spotlight. A crosscutting thematic on democracy, human rights, and sovereignty are part of this complex scenario. A challenging puzzle that includes diverse key actors in the region, economic sanctions, and a growing social stigma towards the Venezuelan migrants.
The turbulence and uncertainty in Venezuelan politics and, an historical economic crisis represented by an unprecedented hyperinflation in 2018, have…Continue
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Now witnessing the scientific press specialized in the field of science and technology and the new shift in terms of quantity and type; in view of the appearance of several new scientific and research projects and plans, and the holding of international scientific conferences in the fields of modern constantly.
What is meant Scientific Press?
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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…
According to the United Nations' Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, human trafficking is:
“...the recruitment, transportation, transfer,Continue
or receipt of persons, by means of the threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, of abduction, or fraud, of deception, of the abuse of power or of a position of vulnerability or of the…
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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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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…
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…Continue
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
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"…Continue
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And the world is shaping us again!
The days of apocalypse are over-indomitable life force has defeated the power of destruction again-it is a new dawn of human civilization.
And no-this time the power of destruction is not from any external force-no alien power has invaded the earth, no comet has shattered the terrestrial life, no ice age has destroyed the rhythm of life.
The destruction has come within-the suspicion, greed, lust of a species called mankind had triggered the…
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Life on earth can be traced back to a history of interaction between living beings and the environment. It is only in the last five hundred years or so a species named Homo sapiens has made a lasting and sever change to the way mother earth interacts with her offspring. The industrial revolution and the last two world wars have made a fast changing in the environment pattern of the world. The unexpected surge of technical and scientific thoughts and products has not only made a lasting…Continue
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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…Continue
Our imagination can be our source of inspiration, but it also can be our downfall. So, the task of imagining a better future will be a no easy task, since we are susceptible to our sometimes selfish, melancholic, or even altruistic reasoning without thinking the realistic capabilities of our imagination. Therefore, when I was imagining my perspective of better future, I would like to imagine without restriction, in terms of feasibility or even our present capabilities.
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…Continue
This past week, an Argentinian Federal Court declared null the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that …Continue
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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…Continue
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Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers
Kwame Anthony Appiah
New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2007.
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…Continue
At the center of Za’atri, in northern Jordan, there’s a bustle of commercial activity. The “Champs-Elysees”, as the main street is known, hosts more than one hundred small street businesses, including rudimentary food shops, barber shops, clothes shops and even a tiny library. Coffee shops are on the rise, and surrounding the “downtown”, as it is called, there are already 12 neighborhoods, and even some soccer fields.
This description could seem certainly alluring if you don’t have in…Continue