By failing to condemn ongoing human rights violations
in Turkey, the Council of Europe Secretary General betrays the regional human
rights system he is supposed to promote. Originally published on 1 September 2016, updated September 6.
Talk in Brussels among non-governmental organisations and parliamentarians is that the EU lacks a strategy to address human rights violations in the European neighbourhood. However, what if the EU has a strategy?
UN Security Council resolution 2242 passed with overwhelming support. but effective implementation was immediately called into question when the Russian
Ambassador then spoke out against the resolution’s key provisions.
Russian military involvement appears to be increasingly focused on propping up the Assad regime,contributing to a partitioned Syria in which Russia establishes a firm foothold on the eastern Mediterranean.
The Mountain and the Wall is the first Dagestani novel to be published in English. Ganieva is very courageous to write about what is happening in her native country, thinly veiled in the traditional Russian literary use of fiction.
I was in Budyonnovsk on 14 June 1995, when Chechen separatists raided the town and took hostages, killing 129. Twenty years later, this town in southern Russia is still known as the 'town of black shawls'.