Archive for the ‘international law’ Category

Why is Israel Amending Its Open-Fire Policy: Three Possible Answers

December 29, 2021 Israeli soldiers in the West Bank. (Photo: UNRWA) By Ramzy Baroud At the outset, the Israeli military decision to revise its open-fire policies in the occupied West Bank seems puzzling. What would be the logic of giving Israeli soldiers the space to shoot more Palestinians when existing army manuals had already granted them near-total immunity […]

Exit Nord Stream 2, Enter Power of Siberia 2

THURSDAY 23 DEC 21 Military superpower Russia, having had enough of U.S./NATO bullying, is now dictating the terms of a new arrangement. PEPE ESCOBAR  Coming straight from President Putin, it did sound like a bolt from the sky: “We need long-term legally binding guarantees even if we know they cannot be trusted, as the U.S. frequently […]

Russian FM Lavrov speaks in exclusive RT interview

النيأ العظيم === [embedded content] Islam and Muslims مفهوم الحرية واستعمال العنف [embedded content] الاسلام والمسلمون [embedded content] Islamic jurisprudence crisis أزمة الفقه الإسلامي [embedded content] Pillars of Islam and the pillars of faith أركان الإسلام وأركان الإيمان [embedded content] More here (1 to 44) The Qur’an, Morality and Critical Reason (PDF) Source

Washington Post Publishes Laughable Piece About Syrian Chemical Weapons Facilities

This Monday the Washington Post published a report, in their “national security” section, in which their “sources” claimed Israel had struck Syrian chemical weapons facilities, near the city of Homs. But instead of reading like a convincing piece of propaganda, the piece contradicts itself so many times that it leaves you wondering how it was […]

‘Israel’ to Expand More Illegal Settlements in Occupied Al-Quds

Posted on December 13, 2021 by uprootedpalestinians December 13, 2021 By Staff, Agencies The Zionist entity’s so-called “Custodian General’s Unit” of the “Justice Ministry” is planning to build hundreds of settler units in illegal ‘Israeli’ settlements in occupied al-Quds, including in Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood, a move that would displace hundreds of Palestinians from their homes. […]

Iraq Announces End Of US Combat Mission

Above Photo: Fazel Hawramy / Rudaw. But US Says Troops Not Leaving. The change in the nature of the US mission in Iraq first announced in July this year has been rejected by the Iraqi militias who are demanding a complete withdrawal of all foreign troops from the country. Iraqi groups expressed dissatisfaction and opposition […]

Interview: Wife Of Venezuelan Diplomat ‘Kidnapped’ By The US

 Camila Saab Speaks Out. While Washington Cannot Choose The President Of Venezuela, It Can Make Life Impossible For Officials, Such As Alex Saab, Who Attempt To Defy Its Sanctions Regime. On Wednesday, November 24, MintPress News Editor in Chief Mnar Adley sat down to speak with Camila Saab, the wife of imprisoned Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab. […]

Israel’s Airstrikes On Syria Kill 2 More Civilians, It’s Time For UN Action

Israeli airstrikes targeted the Syrian city of Homs this Wednesday morning, killing 2 Syrian civilians, seriously injuring a third, as well as inflicting 6 injuries upon Syrian Arab Army members. As potentially explosive as this attack could’ve been, however, in terms of igniting conflict between the Syrian government and Israel, there was next to no […]

Iran Slams Use of Sanctions as ‘Blind Instruments’ to Pressure Nations

Nov 17 2021 By Staff, Agencies A senior Iranian diplomat has slammed the use of sanctions as “blunt and blind instruments” to exert pressure on world states, saying reforms are needed to prevent the United Nations’ Security Council [UNSC] from resorting to embargos that merely punish an entire nation but fail to contribute to international […]

Beyond apartheid

In September as House representatives voted on allowing $1 billion to be sent to Israel for its Iron Dome defense system, Rep. Rashida Tlaib took to the floor to oppose the remittance on the grounds of not supporting an “apartheid regime,” to many of her colleagues’ chagrin. “Not my words, the words of Human Rights […]

Alex Saab To Appear Today Before A Judge In Miami

Above Photo: Federal Detention Center where Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab is probably being held in Miami, USA. EFE / Ivonne Malaver. On the afternoon of Monday, October 18, Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab will appear before a judge in Miami, United States, after having been illegally extradited from Cape Verde. This action has been classified by […]

Stop US Sanctions: ‘You Don’t Feel Them, But They Are Killing Our People’

NOTE: In April of this year, my family had a medical emergency that required most of my time and attention. The result is that I am now the sole legal and physical guardian of two young children with significant needs. I hope to return to writing a regular newsletter now that they are in school. […]

Samuel Moyn’s Unprincipled Attack On Human Rights Giant Michael Ratner

Above photo: Jonathan McIntosh, CC BY 2.5, via Wikimedia Commons. Samuel Moyn’s vicious and unprincipled attack on Michael Ratner, one of the finest human rights attorneys of our time, was published in the New York Review of Books (NYRB) on September 1. Moyn singles out Ratner as a whipping boy to support his own bizarre theory that punishing war crimes prolongs […]

Zakharova: The US is No Longer A “World Leader”

Posted on September 16, 2021 by martyrashrakat September 16, 2021  Source: Agencies By Al Mayadeen Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova divulges the US no longer holds the position of a “world leader.” Russian Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova The Spokeswoman for the Russian Foreign Ministry divulged that the US is no longer close to the position […]

Ukie terrorist group caught in Crimea

September 07, 2021 Actually, there have been a lot of terrorist attacks on Crimea, but either they were caught, or the actual damage was minimal.  So it’s not something new. This time, the Ukie SBU hired to guys to place explosives.  Everybody was caught. Now here comes the important factoid: all these attacks were planned […]

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s remarks and answers to questions from MGIMO students and faculty

September 02, 2021 Ed: This is a wide ranging discussion of international affairs Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s remarks and answers to questions from MGIMO students and faculty on the occasion of the beginning of a new academic year, Moscow, September 1, 2021 Friends, As always, I am delighted to be here on September 1, and […]

Palestinian Refugees in International Law

Subscribe: Overcast / Apple / Google / Spotify / Stitcher / TuneIn / Deezer Pitasanna Shanmugathas recently graduated with a Master of Global Affairs degree from the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy. Earlier this year he spoke with Dr. Lex Takkenberg and Francesca Albanese, authors of the book “Palestinian […]

Biden Occupation Regime Criminally Brings more Weapons into Syria

 MIRI WOOD JULY 13, 2021 Biden invaders and occupation regime criminally entered Syria — again — on 12 July. This supremacist convoy contained 37 trucks “loaded with weapons and ammunition” and logistical equipment, along with “three trailers carrying new armored military vehicles and eight other trailers loaded with huge camouflaged boxes” and three four-wheeled cars equipped with machine guns.” […]

Launch: ‘Group Of Friends In Defense Of The United Nations Charter’

We, representatives of Algeria, Angola, Belarus, Bolivia, Cambodia, China, Cuba, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Iran, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Nicaragua, the State of Palestine, Russia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Syria, and Venezuela to the United Nations, are pleased to announce the official launch and establishment of the “Group of […]

CIA Stories: The CIA Is Born

[embedded content] Abby Martin introduces the first installment of a new Empire Files series about the CIA explaining why the agency was created, and how it became the most nefarious criminal organization in the world, with CIA expert Douglas Valentine. Source

US blatant disregard for International laws | The Communiqué with Richard Medhurst

النيأ العظيم === [embedded content] Islam and Muslims مفهوم الحرية واستعمال العنف [embedded content] الاسلام والمسلمون [embedded content] Islamic jurisprudence crisis أزمة الفقه الإسلامي [embedded content] Pillars of Islam and the pillars of faith أركان الإسلام وأركان الإيمان [embedded content] More here (1 to 44) The Qur’an, Morality and Critical Reason (PDF) Source

Israel Bombs Syria, Attacks Al-Aqsa Mosque And Announces New Settlement Expansion

Although a ceasefire between armed groups in Gaza and Israel has been in place for a little over two weeks, Israel’s war on the Palestinian people has far from ceased. Since the first day of the announced ceasefire, May 21, the Israeli government has continued to attack Palestinians in Jerusalem on a daily basis. Israeli […]

United Nations: Forced Expulsion Of Palestinians Violates Law

Above Photo: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP. UNRWA representatives say Palestinian families in Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood are refugees who have the right to their support. United Nations representatives have denounced the potential forced expulsion of Palestinian families from their homes in occupied East Jerusalem’s Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood as a “violation of international law”. Speaking from Sheikh Jarrah on […]

The Palestine Litmus Test

The Palestine Litmus Test President Joe Biden continues to proclaim endless support of apartheid Israel. Millions have decided that defense of Palestinian rights and lives is the only civilized response to barbaric aggression. “The U.S. uses its veto power on the United Nations Security Council to prevent the international community from using its voice.” There […]

US, UK, EU Barbaric Sanctions Are Killing Syrians

The following is a short five minute paper I presented to the Arab International Forum to lift sanctions against Syria which was held on the 6th May 2021:  In order to review the sanctions against Syria, we must see these sadistic, punitive measures in greater context. We must review US UK and EU neocolonialist foreign […]

NLG Urges Biden To Align US Israel-Palestine Policy With International Law

Above photo: An Israeli soldier points a rifle at a Palestinian man protesting then-President Donald Trump’s so-called Middle East peace plan in the illegally occupied West Bank city of Hebron on February 28, 2020. Hazem Bader/AFP via Getty Images. “The United States cannot turn its back on the atrocities, including war crimes, enabled by U.S. […]

Canadian court ruling sends settlement wine labels back to square one

In what might best be described as a “very cautious” decision (at least one Palestine-friendly lawyer considers it a victory), today (May 5), the Canadian Federal Court of Appeal (FCA) dismissed the Trudeau government’s appeal of a lower court ruling that ‘Product of Israel’ labels on Israeli settlement wines are “false, misleading and deceptive,” all […]

Whistleblower Daniel Hale, The Drone Program And The War On Our Right To Know

By Margaret Flowers, Clearing the FOG. May 3, 2021 The United States’ drone assassination program is illegal under international law, but the whistleblower who exposed it, Daniel Hale, is being prosecuted under the Espionage Act. Chip Gibbons of Defending Rights and Dissent describes who Daniel Hale is and why his act of leaking information about […]

Police Killing Black Americans Amounts To Crimes Against Humanity

Above photo: Demonstrators hold posters of Daunte Wright during a protest near the Brooklyn Center police department in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota 16 April 2021. Kerem Yucel/AFP/Getty Images. In devastating report, human rights experts call on international criminal court prosecutor to open an immediate investigation. The systematic killing and maiming of unarmed African Americans by police […]

EU Sanctions Iran, Netanyahu Goes On The Offensive After ‘Nuclear Terrorism’

The day following the reported Israeli attack on Iran’s Natanz Nuclear site this Monday, the European Union has decided to place sanctions on Iran over alleged human rights abuses, further fanning the flames of all out war in the Middle East. The EU has sanctioned 8 prominent Iranians and 3 entities within the Islamic Republic, […]

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