By Krishna Hari Pushkar
Nepal is a one of the most leading domiciles of many ethno-political insurgents. Since longtime, the country has lost its normalcy of law and order, good governance, civil supremacy, and democratic practices due to fast growing ratio of institutional and private criminal rebellious activities. Sadly, the country is terrorized and under control of ochlocracy. Neighboring countries both India and China are fed up,. They consider Nepal as a transit hub of… Continue
Added by Krishna H. Pushkar on October 8, 2009 at 11:59am —
In the aftermath of the 2007 general election over half a million people were displaced. Fleeing homes, loosing livelihoods and loved ones. To date some of the 2007 internal refugees still remain both in camps and transit sites. Yet the anomaly of internal displacement is not new to Kenya. From pre-independence many Kenyans have been forcibly removed from their homes, having to settle elsewhere as refugees within their own country.
Added by Fiona Mati on September 22, 2009 at 5:17am —
You may not know it, but today is Peace Day. A 24 hour “platform for life-saving activities around the world and an opportunity for individuals… to become involved in the peace process” created by Jeremy Gilley.
192 member states of the United Nations have since unanimously adopted this day as an annual day of global ceasefire and non-violence. Whether they will respect this ceasefire and how long the respect will last is hard to discern, we can only hope for the best and work at our… Continue
Added by Rebecca Sargent on September 21, 2009 at 8:24pm —
Like the various social networks where the reputation has a significant weight, YOUTH AND WOMEN FOR HUMAN RIGHTS AND PEACE opted to enhance the effectiveness of non-governmental mechanisms in forming men and women who are able better by the fact that human life is a sacred gift from God.
Fail in this noble duty means to stifle development in the bud.
During the ceremony for what not to insist on this, FELMMES AND YOUTH FOR HUMAN RIGHTS AND PEACE have the advantage of stressing that,… Continue
Added by MEDARD DU ROCHER - BOPE on August 28, 2009 at 7:25am —
The United Nations is only as powerful as its Member states. It can call on its Members for support: financially, logistically or in troops and hope that they answer the call. If this call goes unanswered (as is currently the situation), what powers does the UN have to ensure enforcement or support?
The structures of the International Court of Justice, the UN’s principle judicial organ, are only meant to settle legal disputes between states, and rely on local enforcement… Continue
Added by Rebecca Sargent on August 13, 2009 at 3:10pm —
Human rights abuses run rampant in many parts of the Middle East. Saudi Arabia is often considered one of the strictest religious states and largest human rights abusers in the world. Despite this reputation, Saudi Arabia announced it would be sponsoring a discussion at the UN on religious tolerance starting November 12, 2008. Islam is the official religion in Saudi Arabia, with law requiring all citizens to be Muslim, and strictly prohibiting any non-Muslim worship, dress or goods which… Continue
Added by Rebecca Sargent on August 13, 2009 at 3:10pm —
The UN’s peacekeeping role in global conflicts has evolved since the first mission in 1948. Since World War Two there has been a reported rapid decline in traditional interstate conflict, which seems to have been replaced by a rise in intrastate conflict (Yilmaz, 2005: 13). There has also been an increased tendency to describe the conflicts occurring after the 1980s as “ethnically-based” (Gilley, 2004: 1155), changing the way collective security forces respond to disputes. This change from… Continue
Added by Rebecca Sargent on August 13, 2009 at 2:56pm —
This summer came 10 years since Nato stopped bombing Serbia. Agreement was made that Serb forces leave Kosovo and the province will be administrated de facto international protectorate by UN being however under sovereignty of Serbia (UNSC resolution 1244). So ten years has gone, the province declared independence and EU is now implementing its agenda after UN's modest try – or better say failure. As my picture about Kosovo is much more… Continue
Added by Ari Rusila on August 9, 2009 at 6:04pm —
Originally Posted at Enjoy Mediation
For the active link at the bottom, click the above link
Negotiating Justice: A guide for Mediators
Guide for Global Mediators
This gem of a guide/report is written by Priscilla Hayner, Director of the ICTJ Program on Peace and Justice and part of the HD Centre's "Negotiating Justice: Strategies… Continue
Added by Jeff Thompson on April 22, 2009 at 9:00am —
It is nearly five years since the outburst of ethnic Albanian violence in Kosovo on March 17, 2004, when 19 people killed and 954 wounded and when 35 Orthodox holy sites were ruined in two days. This pogrom got its prize a year ago on February 17th when Kosovo Albanians unilaterally – but orchestrated by western powers - declared independence of this province. The events showed way to all separatist movements on the globe that violence is accepted method to attain political goal. They also… Continue
Added by Ari Rusila on February 17, 2009 at 6:40am —
Police from the European Union law and justice mission in Kosovo (EULEX) have set up two customs control points in Serb dominated north Kosovo. Customs is again in place after one year when angry Serbs burnt down and pushed to nearby river the border posts in reaction to the Albanian majority's declaration of independence from Serbia. Same time United Nations’ mission (UNMIK), EULEX and International Community Office (ICO) are twisting arms who will start talks on the realization of the… Continue
Added by Ari Rusila on February 4, 2009 at 12:59am —
December 17, 2008
B R E A K I N G . . .
Haaretz.com - December 15, 2008
Israel expels UN Human Rights Rapporteur and TFF Associate Richard Falk
(Notice how it says that Falk compared Israelis to Nazis. He never did. Notice how the Foreign Ministry's Simona Helprin's twisting of what she calls UN regulations goes unchallenged by the journalist)
And in… Continue
Added by Jan Oberg on December 17, 2008 at 5:00pm —
October 23, 2008
Tomorrow is UN Day...
While the world's countries spend some 1300 billion dollars on their military, the budget for the UN organization is 2,1 billion, or 0,2%. Development aid amounts t about 70 billion. With such priorities, is it any wonder the world looks like it does?
We must continue to question the intellectual and moral maturity of those who are responsible for this state of affairs. If the majority of the world… Continue
Added by Jan Oberg on October 23, 2008 at 6:00am —
The UN General Assembly is backing Serbia’s draft to request an advisory opinion of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) about the legality of the unilaterally declared independence of Kosovo. October 8th UNGA, by a recorded vote of 77 in favour to 6 against (Albania, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, United States), with 74 abstentions, adopted a resolution drafted by Serbia.
In initiating the resolution,… Continue
Added by Ari Rusila on October 8, 2008 at 8:10pm —
The crisis in Georgia-South Ossetia has intensified, increasing civilian casualties and the potential for further regional expansion of the conflict. Continuation of the fighting will have negative immediate and long-term consequences for all parties and civilian populations in the region.
Immediate steps should be taken by all concerned actors, including the Russian Federation, Georgia,… Continue
Added by Kai Brand-Jacobsen on August 12, 2008 at 4:00am —
It hardly understands its own role
Media and politicians convey the view that the international so-called ‘community’ is a detached peacemaker in the world’s conflicts, neutrally and impartially fighting for freedom, democracy, peace, and human rights. Unfortunately, this international ‘community’ are participants with past, present or future interests. No knights altruistically ride in on white horses to save people for humanity’s sake.
The international… Continue
Added by Jan Oberg on May 19, 2008 at 10:59am —
1. New EU mission in Kosovo is a violation of the UN and international law
EU Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso recently said that the new EU mission in Kosovo mission, dubbed EULEX, is not illegal, 'because UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has not opposed it' - and continued 'The EU mission is not contrary to UN Security Council Resolution 1244 and the international law.'
Strangely, EU's President has to defend his Union against critics who maintain that its… Continue
Added by Jan Oberg on February 29, 2008 at 6:00am —
What is likely to happen on Monday, the day after Kosova's unilateral declaration of secession from Serbia? Perhaps not a lot - but I hold this likely, sooner or later:
- violence here and there in Kosovo, increased powerlessness and hatred;
- many of those who are not too old or poor will leave for Serbia and elsewhere - Romas and Serbs in particular;
- none of the 200.000 Kosovo-Serb refugees who were expelled under the eyes of the UN, EU, OSCE and NATO's in… Continue
Added by Jan Oberg on February 17, 2008 at 7:26pm —
The Albanian leaders of Kosova (or Kosovo or Kosovo i Metohija) declared themselves independent from Serbia at 03.00 pm on Sunday the 17th of February. If you think that Kosovo is small and this is of little concern to you - allow me to tell you why this is a piece of European and world politics the importance of which stands in inverse proportion to the size of that tiny province.
This is a secession declaration. For all practical purposes Kosovo will, unfortunately for the Western… Continue
Added by Jan Oberg on February 17, 2008 at 7:00pm —