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Official Opening of the Permanent Premises of the International Criminal Court

Are Notions of Retributive Justice Helpful?

The International Criminal Court and its perception of justice being achieved through trial, conviction and imprisonment shows a notion of retributive justice, a notion that may have limited effectiveness in the context of Uganda and the case of Dominic Ongwen. With the trial of former Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) Commander Dominic Ongwen currently ongoing, the […]

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Posted in Africa, Conflict, World0 Comments

Expression in Istanbul - 1

Enemies of Expression in Istanbul

Turkey has a history of strict censorship which still remains a prominent issue in modern day Istanbul and shows no signs of stopping anytime soon. Media censorship is at an all time high with 140 press censorship cases already known in the country, newspapers have been shut down and journalists imprisoned. Now censorship is spreading to the […]

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Posted in Culture, Europe, Middle East, Political Security, Turkey, World

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Women’s Rights and the Decline of the Culture Wars

By Jonathan Zimmerman, professor of education and history at NYU Last Sunday, at the United Nations, world leaders marked the 20th anniversary of the landmark Beijing accord on women’s rights. They celebrated women’s progress—especially in education, health, and labor—and underscored ongoing gender inequalities. But they also condemned the jailing of female political dissidents in China, which […]

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Posted in China, Religion, UN, World

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Why Are Humanitarian Workers Targeted?

Why are humanitarian workers targeted? On World Humanitarian Day this year the United Nations reported that in various conflict zones in 2013, 155 aid workers were killed, 171 were injured and 134 were taken as captives. We have to ask, what is the justification for such acts? Let us begin with the illegal occupation of […]

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Posted in Humanitarian Intervention, Iraq, Islam, Middle East, Religion, Security Issues, Syria, Terrorism, UN, World

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Iran and the West: Why 1953 Still Matters

“It is reasonable to argue that but for the coup, Iran would be a mature democracy. So traumatic was the coup’s legacy that when the Shah finally departed in 1979, many Iranians feared a repetition of 1953, which was one of the motivations for the student seizure of the U.S. Embassy. The hostage crisis, in […]

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Posted in Africa, Culture, Europe, Middle East, Security Issues, World

Samuel Khusunawi

San Remo

San Remo has the air of an ageing actress, once renowned for a glamour which has long since evaporated. It was once a favourite destination for the more glittering classes of Western Europe, escaping the cold of their homes to while away the winter months under the soft sun of the Riveria. Reminders of this […]

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Posted in Culture, Europe

Photography by EU Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection

Conflict and Drought in the Sahel

The phrase ‘drought in the Sahel’ has been reported on in the international media over the past year, while scenes of starving children from the region have been plastered over TV screens by NGOs asking for donations. Despite this coverage, the intensity of the crisis and the desperate need for humanitarian assistance is still not […]

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Posted in Africa, Conflict, Economic Security, Security Issues


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