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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Israel’s Annexation Plans Explained in Nine Questions

by Daniel Hilton, published on Global Research, July 03, 2020 Previously published on Middle East Eye 30 June 2020 When could annexation happen? According to the coalition agreement signed by Netanyahu and his rival-turned-defence minister, Benny Gantz, annexation legislation could be proposed as early as Wednesday. That would just be the beginning of a legislative process, however, with the draft[…]

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U.S. Threatens New Nuclear Tests To Push China Into A Treaty It Does Not Want

by Bernhardt, published on Moon of Alabama, May 23, 2020 The Trump administration is hostile to any agreement that restricts its abilities to build, test and deploy nuclear weapons. It left the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) agreement which limited nuclear missile deployments in Europe. It did so after accusing Russia of deploying missiles that exceed the range the INF treaty[…]

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COVID-19: US Pulls Plug on Global Ceasefire Resolution

by Dali ten Hove, published on Consortium News, May 11, 2020 After six weeks of negotiations, the United States shot down hopes for a resolution to be approved in the United Nations Security Council on May 8, refusing to back worldwide ceasefires as the U.S. continues to castigate China and the World Health Organization for the Covid-19 pandemic. Meanwhile, momentum[…]

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