Gareth Evans on 'Responsibility to Protect' after Libya

Alan Philps, The World Today, Volume 68, Number 8/9, October 2012

Gareth Evans

‘Responsibility to Protect’ is a doctrine endorsed in 2005 which aims to end impunity for the perpetrators of atrocities such as those being committed in Syria. Gareth Evans, the former Australian Foreign Minister and a prime mover behind the concept, explains why the UN is now powerless to stop the bloodshed, and offers ideas on restoring consensus

   

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Serbia, NATO work to enhance co-operation, regional benefits

Author: Ivana Jovanovic for Southeast European Times in Belgrade
SETimes.com, 24.9.2012

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Serbia stands to gain from its relationship with NATO, the chief of the Alliance's Military Liaison Office in Belgrade told SETimes.
By fostering its relationship with NATO, Belgrade could benefit in more than a military sense, Brigadier General Ornello Baron, the chief of NATO Military Liaison Office in Belgrade, told SETimes in an exclusive interview.

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Multiculturalism: It's Complicated

Author: Ruth Starkman

TELOS, September 20, 2012

The Democratic Contradictions Of Multiculturalism
The Democratic

Contradictions
Of Multiculturalism

Jens-Martin Eriksen and Frederik Stjernfelt's The Democratic Contradictions of Multiculturalism, published by Telos Press, is available for purchase here. The following interview with the authors appeared on the Huffington Post.

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Justice for Sweden

Prenosimo tekst sa sajta Project Syndicate, 17.08.2012.

Autor: Marten Schultz

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STOCKHOLM – Julian Assange’s bizarre bid for political asylum in Ecuador’s embassy in London has claimed headlines everywhere, but it has obscured an important truth: last month’s decision by the United Kingdom’s Supreme Court that Assange should be extradited to Sweden to face allegations of sexual crimes was the only possible outcome. The alternative – to reject the European Arrest Warrant issued by Swedish authorities – would have signaled distrust of Sweden’s legal system, which would have been unfair.

 

   

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National Endowment for Democracy call for Fellowship Applications

Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program

National Endowment for Democracy, Washington, USA

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Dear Colleagues and Friends,

Given your organization's important role in the promotion of human rights and democracy, we are turning to you for assistance in publicizing the 2013-2014 competition for the Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program at the National Endowment for Democracy in Washington, D.C.
As a NED grantee, your organization is well suited to publicize our fellowship program. Please help us ensure that the Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program becomes known to activists, journalists, and scholars in your region by:

   

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WikiLeaks: Fruit of an Unhealthy Tree

Prenosimo tekst sa sajta Brookings, 16.12.2010.

 

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The WikiLeaks imbroglio is still in its early stages. However, we can say five things about its impact on the international system:

1. The randomness of the State Department dump is disturbing. Such a disclosure will inevitably have some good consequences; it will also have many evil ones. US contacts will be identified by security services that are less fussy about human rights than the FBI or the Justice Department. Peace processes will be compromised. Representatives of civil society in harsh places will be less willing to speak with foreign diplomats.

 

   

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