Justice for Sweden

Prenosimo tekst sa sajta Project Syndicate, 17.08.2012.

Autor: Marten Schultz

Dzulijan AsanzJulian Assange

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


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.


Dzulijan AsanzDžulijan Asanž

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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