Rule of Law

Israeli Troops Attack Humanitarian Aid

Israel Attacks Aid Convoy

Israel Attacks Aid ConvoyThis morning, Israel armed forces attacked the unarmed humanitarian convoy at sea, the flotilla consisting of 6 peaceful ships, in route to deliver food aid and emergency supplies to Gaza.

More than 16 civilians of different nationalities were killed by the Israeli attack on the peaceful convoy. This is yet another Crime Against Humanity by Israel.…
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Somali Pirates

War on Sea Piracy

War on Sea PiracyHow could the UN and governments worldwide do more to fight Somalia piracy?

My 3-year-old son has a fixation with pirates. The perpetual excitement running around the house waving a sword in the air dressed as a pirate makes him exhilarated by the fact he knows pirates don’t really exist. Until he hears on the news that ‘pirates’ have kidnapped a couple of ships and are holding them at ransom.…
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UN vs Press Freedom

UN vs Press FreedomOn 29 April 2010, UN Secretary-General, Mr. Ban Ki-moon, made these Remarks at observance of World Press Freedom Day:

Thank you, Mr. Akasaka, Under-Secretary-General for DPI,
Excellency Dr Mohamad; Acting President of the GA,
Your Excellency Ambassador Monteiro Lima; Chair of COI,
President of UNCA, Mr Pioli;
Ms Alfsen of UNESCO,
Excellencies,
Dear Colleagues,
Ladies and Gentlemen,

It is a great pleasure to be here for our annual observance of World Press Freedom Day.
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UN Justice Accountability

Judge Adams Must Stay

Judge Adams Must StayIt appears that Honorable Judge Michael Adams is leaving the United Nations Dispute Tribunal (UNDT) New York. In UNDT Order Number 113, dated 23 April 2010, Honorable Judge Adams wrote:

Having regard to the volume of documents and the necessarily uncertain scope of the extent to which reference will need to be made to them during and following the trial, I have reluctantly concluded that it is not practically open for me to do more than case manage this matter to that point and abandon the attempt to conduct a hearing on the merits before my impending departure from the Tribunal on 18 May 2010.
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