Archive » Tag: International Humanitarian Law

Nuclear flashpoints, Palestinian suffering, Venezuelan meddling and more

March 4, 2019

In a week packed with international flashpoints, our CF Roundup looks at important developments on the Korean peninsula, the sub-continent, in Israel-Palestine and in Venezuela. Collapse of Trump–Kim Summit in Hanoi  The much-ballyhooed Hanoi Summit between President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong-un ended prematurely and in seeming disarray at noon on 28 February, […]

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Trudeau plays cynical waiting game while children die in Yemen

November 20, 2018

In February 2018 Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland addressed the Human Rights Council in Geneva. She stated: Few issues are as important as those that relate to human rights and freedoms…. We are also in a time in which international humanitarian law has been dangerously challenged. Civilians are being slaughtered and have been the targets of ongoing attacks in […]

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Civil Society Letter on Bill C-47: Canada must do better

April 16, 2018

Rideau Institute President Peggy Mason and Group of 78 Chair Roy Culpeper sent a joint letter on behalf of their respective non-governmental organizations to Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland in light of recent changes to Bill C-47, the legislation to enable Canada to accede to the landmark Arms Trade Treaty. First they highlighted the good news: “We would […]

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Nuclear Deterrence does not deter.

January 22, 2018

“Nuclear deterrence is a myth and a lethal one at that. Nuclear deterrence continues to dominate international relations. Yet there is no proof it ever worked, nor that it ever will… “(David P. Barash, Guardian.com, 14 January 2018) According to recent articles in the New York Times and Huffington Post, President Trump’s Nuclear Posture Review […]

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