There is a conspiracy of silence around
victors’ justice within the United Nations and in global diplomacy, as if it is
embarrassing even to call attention to such a fundamental deficiency in the
implementation of international criminal law.
men and women both actively participate in resistance projects, Sahrawi women
facilitate most of the communication between non-violent activists from one
city to another in this under-reported struggle.
Any approach to Syria should be judged by its ability to stop the daily abuses against civilians. Advocates of local ceasefires must strive for a balancebetween immediate relief from the daily suffering and commitment to basic rights and the aspirations of Syrians.
The rise of new left leaders such as Alexis Tsipras in Greece and Pablo Iglesias in Spain reflects a new desire for leadership and political representation at odds with the neoanarchist culture that has for long dominated the radical left and influenced the movements of 2011.
the part of the UK government’s counter-terrorism strategy designed to respond
to the ideological challenges of terrorism and extremism. Are its priorities self-defeating? There are promising alternatives.
The events of the Arab Revolt have dramatically shifted the position of Israel in the region. Arab regimes have moved from rejecting the existence of Israel to accommodation, to implicit cooperation, in some cases, open cooperation.
Participants at the HINW
Conference were screened for nuclear contamination yesterday, before listening
to testimony from survivors mobilising for the abolition of nuclear weapons in
what Pope Francis called "our common home."
A recurrent challenge in controversies over boycotting Israeli policy is consistency. But what is problematically inconsistent is not the singling out of Israel, but the charge of inconsistency itself.
It was the day,
seventy years ago this Tuesday, when the British Army at war with Germany
switched their allegiance, opening fire upon – and arming Greek collaborators
with the Nazis to fire upon – a civilian crowd in Syntagma Square.
Tweets are emerging as a novel form of incriminating evidence in a
rapidly changing terrain of modern warfare. What ought to be their evidentiary
value and legal status under international law of armed conflict?
As long as the radical left held to the democratic
rule of law, they were given the space to articulate their views. They didn’t
flee to communist walhallas, but remained in the sights of the intelligence
Domestic violence shows no sign of abating. There is growing recognition that working with male
perpetrators - alongside intervention and protection for women - is essential to reducing the violence that kills two women every week.