If we are to achieve a fundamental shift away from the exploitation of people and planet – and deliver climate justice, global governance will need to change fundamentally. And if that is to happen, civil society needs to focus more on shifting power than on attending consultations – which are often little more than ‘insultations’, […]
Global governmental spending on biometric programs and corresponding systems is predominantly driven by the numerous e-passport and national identity card programs underway in various countries and the projects slated to begin in the near future. The US and European nations including the UK, Germany, France and other smaller European nations were the early adopters of […]
In what may be one of the most ridiculous accusations yet against Israel, the UN’s top human rights official condemned Israel on Thursday for failing to share the Iron Dome anti-missile system with Hamas, Breitbart reports. Read More: UN Blasts Israel for Not Sharing Iron Dome – Middle East – News – Arutz Sheva.
Israel has attacked homes, schools, hospitals, and UN premises in apparent violation of the Geneva Conventions, Navi Pillay, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, said. “Therefore I would say that they appear to be defying… deliberate defiance of obligations that international law imposes on Israel,” Pillay told a news briefing. “This is why […]
Top Palestinian officials have filed a complaint to the International Criminal Court, accusing Israel of war crimes in Gaza. Read More: Gaza officials accuse Israel of war crimes at International Criminal Court | Fox News.
Having focused much of his papacy on issues like poverty and inequality, Pope Francis is now calling on the world’s 1.2 billion Roman Catholics to pay attention to another problem: environmental destruction. Read More: Why Pope Francis is ‘throwing down a gauntlet’ on environmental destruction | Public Radio International.
The UN Human Rights Council’s ludicrous decision on Wednesday to open an international inquiry into Israeli violations that may have been committed during Operation Protective Edge in Gaza is outrageously hypocritical. Read More: Comment: UN Human Rights Council’s unbridled hypocrisy toward Israel | JPost | Israel News.
The United Nations human rights commissioner Navi Pillay has opened an emergency UN debate on Gaza saying there is a “strong possibility” that Israel is violating law in Gaza, and that could amount to war crimes. Read More: UNHRC Chief: Israel ‘War Crimes’ in Gaza Likely – Global Agenda – News – Arutz Sheva.
It is hard to imagine two more unwelcome, uninvited visitors to Israel in the middle of a war against Palestinian terrorists than UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and US Secretary of State John Kerry. But even more unwelcome is that they are working together. Read More: Ban Ki-moon’s shameful message in Israel’s hour of need | […]
End global hunger and all forms of malnutrition and poverty by 2030, along with all urban slums around the world. Halve the number of deaths from road traffic accidents globally (an estimated 1.24 million in 2010, according to the World Health Organization) by the same date—and “reduce levels of violence and halve related death rates […]