The U.S. Makes a Mockery of Treaties and International Law

by K. J. Noh, published on Pressenza, January 8, 2022 The U.S. seeks to position itself as a global imperial government through the so called Rules Based Order.  How long do they expect the world to put up with this behavior?  Although it controls some forces underlying the global order some potential for coercion, these aren’t going to be enough[…]

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International Tribunal finds U.S. Guilty of Crimes Against Humanity

published on Workers World, November 1, 2021 The International Tribunal on Human Rights Abuses Against Black, Brown and Indigenous Peoples was held Oct. 23-25 at The Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center in Washington Heights, New York City, aka Turtle Island, Lenape land. The main theme of the Tribunal was “We Still Charge Genocide” in recognition[…]

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Reason to Celebrate: Meng Wanzhou Released

Statement by Hamilton Coalition to Stop the War, September 29, 2021 The Cross-Canada Campaign to FREE MENG WANZHOU is very pleased that Madame Meng has been released after nearly three years of unjust detention in Canada and has returned home safely to China, to her family, and to her duties as CFO of Huawei, which employs 1300 workers in Canada.[…]

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The Ethiopian Conflict and International Law

by Ann Garrison, published on Black Agenda Report, July 8, 2021 “The NATO nations, and especially the US are hostile to Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and the government of Ethiopia.” Ann Garrison: Francis Boyle, you’re an expert in international law, including subsets, international human rights law, and international humanitarian law. Could you explain what international humanitarian law is? Francis A. Boyle: There[…]

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US Trying to Extradite Venezuelan Diplomat for the ‘Crime’ of Securing Food for the Hungry

by Roger. D. Harris, published on Resumen English, May 21, 2021 The case of Alex Saab raises dangerous precedents in terms of extraterritorial judicial abuse, violation of diplomatic status, and even the use of torture to extract false confessions. This is according to Montréal-based international human rights lawyer John Philpot. He spoke on May 19 at a webinar sponsored by[…]

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We Charge Apartheid? Palestine and the International Criminal Court

by Noura Erekat and John Reynolds, published on TWAILER Review, 2021 At the end of 2008, Israel went to war on the Gaza Strip on a scale not seen in Palestine for decades. The Israeli military’s International Law Department had spent months prior crafting ‘legal advice that allowed for large numbers of civilian casualties’. This heralded the starting point of[…]

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People-to-People Projects Build Israeli Impunity

by Yara Hawari, published on Consortium News, April 8, 2021 The People-to-People (P2P) framework, which refers to projects that bring Palestinian and Israeli civil society actors together in so-called cooperation and dialogue, has been revived among donor-funded initiatives in Palestine. Emphasizing notions of cooperation, understanding, and peace building, P2P is promoted as a positive framework at a time when the[…]

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In Extradition Hearing, Julian Assange’s Legal Team Focuses On US Torture And War Crimes Exposed By WikiLeaks

by Kevin Gosztola, published on Shadowproof, September 8, 2020 WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s legal team spent the second morning of a major extradition hearing focusing a magistrate court judge’s attention on United States torture and war crimes that Assange helped to expose. Defense attorney Mark Summers called Clive Stafford Smith, a human rights attorney who has represented prisoners at Guantanamo[…]

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