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The Politics of Human Rights
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Friday, 05 April 2002
The Politics of Human Rights
The US recently released the 2001 Country Human Rights Reports, which are annual reviews of the human rights situation in other countries. The reports, mandated by the US Congress, are cause for great discussion within the US, and -- since many countries reject Washingtons right to judge their internal policies -- resentment around the world. To the USs cre...
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Israeli incursion in Palestine Authority controlled area
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Friday, 05 April 2002
Israeli incursion in  Palestine Authority controlled area
Following repeated suicide bombing attacks, including a bombing in the coastal city of Netanya which killed 22 Israelis and injured over 100, Israeli Prime Min...
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Religious leaders asked to endorse international interfaith peace declaration
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Friday, 05 April 2002
Religious leaders asked to endorse international interfaith peace declaration
The recent deterioration of peace negotiations, escalation of violence in the Middle East and challenges associated with the global war against terrorism has...
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Reaffirming the olympic ideal
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Saturday, 23 February 2002
Reaffirming the olympic ideal
As we mark the start of the 2002 Olympic games in Salt Lake City, the shadow of September 11 and recent biosecurity attacks against the United States contribu...
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World treaty set to ban children in combat
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Saturday, 23 February 2002
World treaty set to ban children in combat
A ban on the use of children as soldiers, a human rights violation suffered by nearly a half million minors worldwide, has been approved by nearly a hundred co...
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  • Dura aterragem na Venezuela
    A Venezuela está à beira do precipício. A ação concertada ainda pode evitar a sua queda. Mas quanto mais se atrase, mais venezuelanos morrerão por falta de medicamentos, pela má nutrição ou pela violência.
  • South China Sea Ruling Sweeps Away Diplomatic Ambiguities
    Tuesday?s ruling by the International Tribunal on the Law of the Sea has bought a little clarity to the problems in the South China Sea, but it has not made solving the underlying problems significantly...
  • China Hardens Position on South China Sea
    China has taken a leap towards clarifying its claims in the South China Sea, but in a direction that could intensify frictions.
  • Erdo?an?s Pyrrhic victory
    Paradoxes have always abounded in the relationship between the Turkish military and the country?s politicians. Turkey?s armed forces ? or factions within them ? have justified their repeated interventions in politics with claims that they...
  • Venezuela?s hard landing
    Venezuela is on the edge of the precipice. Concerted action may yet pull it back. But the longer it is delayed, the more Venezuelans will die from lack of medicines, malnutrition or violence.