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  • 16 Mar 2022
    Cover for Indigenous Peoples and International Trade
    Risa Schwartz, John Borrows

    An Introduction to Indigenous Peoples and International Trade

    Since the publication of Indigenous Peoples and International Trade there has been a number of notable international legal economic instruments incorporating provisions relevant for Indigenous Peoples, The Indigenous Peoples Economic and Trade Cooperation Arrangement (IPETCA), endorsed by Australia, Canada, New Zealand and Taiwan in late 2021, is the first multilateral economic instrument dedicated to Indigenous […]

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  • 8 Sep 2020
    Jennifer Trahan

    The Veto Power and Atrocity Crimes

    Some of the permanent members of the UN Security Council periodically use their veto (i.e., negative vote)—or threat of veto—to stop resolutions aimed at preventing or stopping the commission of core international crimes like genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity. One sees this regarding Syria, for example, where chemical weapons inspections that would have […]

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  • 9 Mar 2020
    Milena Sterio, Michael P. Scharf

    Did U.S. attacks on ISIS open a Pandora’s box?

    In October 2019, Turkey launched operation “Peace Spring” in north-east Syria.  The operation aimed at driving the Kurdish YPG out of the area to create a twenty mile-wide “safe zone” to resettle Syrian refugees that had fled to Turkey. Since then, the ongoing operation has resulted in the displacement of more than 300,000 Kurdish people […]

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  • 15 Apr 2019
    Helle Porsdam

    An introduction to The Transforming Power of Cultural Rights

    Among the core cultural rights, outlined in the International Bill of Human Rights, are the rights to education, to participate in cultural life, to benefit from science and its products, and author’s rights. These rights promote cultural and scientific creativity. They also enable the pursuit of knowledge and understanding, thereby working as atrocity prevention tools. […]

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  • 17 Aug 2016
    Antonia Chayes

    Security Challenges for a New Administration

    The awesome responsibility inherent in controlling the United States’ nuclear weapons arsenal has given an increasing number of experienced former officials pause about contemplating a Donald Trump presidency. Fifty former senior officials, Republicans, stated in a letter opposing Trump that “he lacks the character, values and experience” to be President and would put our nation’s […]

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  • 31 Jan 2016
    Smoke from buildings damaged in Gaza Strip, 2008. Photo: Amir Farshad Ebrahimi via Creative Commons.
    John Quigley

    Palestine and The Zionist Movement

    John Quigley, author of The International Diplomacy of Israel’s Founders: Deception at the United Nations in the Quest for Palestine (2016), examines how history has shaped Palestine.

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