Posts tagged with ‘International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights’

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On Torture: The American Malaise

by FG

On Torture: The American Malaise Clive Hambidge A definition “Torture” means an act committed by a person acting under the color of law specifically intended to inflict severe physical or mental pain or suffering (other than pain or suffering incidental to lawful sanctions) upon another person within his custody or physical control …” (Wikipedia) BBC […]

On Israel’s State Identity

by FG

On Israel’s State Identity Basheer Al Zoughbi Introduction One of the most fundamental conceptual premises was centered on how to define the identity of the new state. Theodor Herzl provided in ‘The Jewish State’ booklet that the proposed state will be for the Jewish people and in any event Herzel’s Jewish state, according to him, […]

O Captain My Captain

by soraya

America’s Aid for Israel’s Political ‘Continuum’ A military conquest Clive Hambidge “… We shall use the ultimate force until the Palestinians come crawling to us on all fours … When we have settled the land, all the Arabs will be able to do will be to scurry round like drugged roaches in a bottle.” (Rafeal […]

Silence is Complicity in Assassinating Humanity

by FG

Silence is Complicity in Assassinating Humanity Dr Rachael Rudolph Human rights bodies have consistently warned states that their actions must conform to and operate within the boundaries of existing international legal frameworks and obligations, especially concerning the use of torture, summary executions and other acts that violate human rights norms. [1]Despite the warning, the international […]