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Palestine’s accession to the Rome Statute and other international instruments

By Nicolas Boeglin (*) Last January 6th, the United Nations Secretary General issued a note indicating that the Rome Statute, the treaty that establishes the International Criminal Court (ICC), will enter into force in relation to the State of Palestine…

War in Middle East, Africa, Further Uprooted 5.5 Million People in First Six Months of 2014

Human Wrongs Watch Geneva, 7 January 2015 – The UN refugee agency UNHCR on 6 January 2015 reported* that war in the Middle East, Africa and elsewhere had uprooted an estimated 5.5 million people during the first six months of…

#JeSuisCharlie in #NYC

Despite freezing cold weather (-11C/12F) people rallied in NYC at Union Square to stand in solidarity with the victims of the terror attack against the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris on Wednesday morning.            …

With No Rebel Surrender, UN ‘Stabilization’ Mission in DR Congo Readies Military Operations

Human Wrongs Watch With the deadline for the unconditional surrender of the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR) having passed on 2 January, and no significant additional surrenders of FDLR combatants registered since June, the United Nations Stabilization…

‘Urgent European Action’ needed to protect migrants at sea

Human Wrongs Watch A senior United Nations refugee official on 2 January 2015 stressed the need for urgent action by European nations to protect migrants at sea following recent incidents involving hundreds of people stranded in the Mediterranean while attempting…

Bush & Cheney Should Be Charged with War Crimes Says Col. Wilkerson, Former Aide to Colin Powell

Calls are increasing for the prosecution of George W. Bush administration officials tied to the CIA torture program. On Monday, the American Civil Liberties Union and Human Rights Watch called on Attorney General Eric Holder to appoint a special prosecutor…

Statement of support for students and protesters in Mexico

Having trouble reading this email? View it in your browser. Please Forward, Post and Share on Websites, Blogs, Networking Sites, etc. http://www.cpdweb.org/events/Mexico-PR.shtml FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 22, 2014 Contact: Richard Roman  droman@rogers.com Joanne Landy cpd@igc.org U.S.-BASED CAMPAIGN FOR PEACE AND…

Mr. Ban Has a Dream: that the World Eradicates Poverty, Protects the Planet and Ensures Dignity for All

Human Wrongs Watch UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon marked Human Solidarity Day on 20 December 2014 by calling for joint action to craft and take forward a new, inclusive development agenda that eradicates poverty, protects the planet and ensures dignity for…

Summit of Nobel Laureates: interview with Tawakkol Karman

On the sidelines of the final press conference of the XIV° Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates 2014 in Rome, Pressenza has conducted a brief interview Tawakkol Karman. First Arab woman and second Muslim woman awarded a Nobel Prize in 2011,…

The Cost of Austerity in Greece

Athens, Paris, 18 December 2014 Austerity measures adopted in response to the economic crisis have adversely impacted human rights, such as the rights to work and health, and curtailed fundamental freedoms in Greece, denounce FIDH and its member organisation the…

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