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The Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights urged the Greek state to end its pushback of asylum seekers at the border. Commissioner Dunja Mijatovic expressed her concerns following the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment indicating reception of “consistent and credible allegations” of pushbacks which appeared to [...]

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The Myanmar military junta arrested 39 individuals on Wednesday. All 39 are suspected allies of an ethnic minority rebel group in Kayah State, from whom they are suspected of seeking military training. The individuals are also suspected to be responsible for several explosions and arson attacks in the Yankin village. The junta first raided the [...]

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International Criminal Court (ICC) chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda expressed concern Wednesday over the escalation of violence in East Jerusalem and around Gaza, warning of potential violations under the Rome Statute. The hostilities have escalated after the Israeli government launched an aerial attack in Gaza, killing at least 50 people, including several Hamas senior members. The source [...]

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A UN Nations working group called upon businesses in Myanmar Wednesday to cease support for the military junta that has taken control of the country. The Working Group on Business and Human Rights released a statement praising those businesses that have cut ties to the military and have stood firm in upholding the rule of [...]

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“In the end, we still depend upon creatures of our own making.” -Goethe, Faust On core matters of national security, American analysts should think in terms of intellectual and legal criteria. Ignoring the day-to-day banalities of national and international politics, these strategists and policy-makers ought continuously to bear in mind that such primary standards may [...]

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After the age of accountability in the 1990’s and early 21st century, there are certain lessons that have been learned since then. One of those lessons is that the beast of impunity must be faced down…always. International courts seeking justice for atrocity crimes in the former Yugoslavia, Rwanda, and Sierra Leone were beacons of light [...]

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