Tag Archives: Human Rights Council

The ICC wants to investigate Israel – again

The International Criminal Court (the ICC) reminds me of a movie monster that, despite being killed, simply won’t stay dead. After repeated efforts to investigate Israel’s purported “war crimes” and “human rights abuses”, ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda declared that she will not be rushed into investigating Israel. Yet here we …

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BADIL – an update on a Palestinian NGO.

BADIL –   translates from  Arabic as “alternative”. It was established in 1998, and is registered with the Palestinian Authority. BADIL’s mission is  to “defend and promote the rights of Palestinian refugees and IDPs.” BADIL seeks to “advance the individual and collective rights of the Palestinian people” on the basis of “the …

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Mauritania to UN Watch: No slavery in the country?

Of course they surely jest? But first let’s read both submissions to the UN. Published  Here September 16, 2013 This morning, Mauritania’s delegation to the UN Human Rights Council responded to UN Watch and rejected the wide-spread and well-documented persistence of slavery in the country. Below is the speech as …

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