Tag Archives: UNHRC

US threatens to withdraw from UNHRC

By Ameen Izzadeen The Donald Trump administration has read the Riot Act to the United Nations Human Rights Council. It has threatened to withdraw from the UNHRC, unless the council agrees to toe Washington’s line. The warning came through a … Continue reading

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Human rights: The force and the farce

By Ameen Izzadeen The United Nations Human Rights Council is in session. As expected it is assuming the moral high ground to name and shame those countries that have violated human rights and humanitarian laws. Largely at the butt end … Continue reading

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Alleged war crimes: Restorative justice with truth and reconciliation

By Ameen Izzadeen For how long can Sri Lanka play hide and seek with the Western powers which, for reasons political or otherwise, seek to hold the country’s leadership and the security forces accountable for war crimes alleged to have … Continue reading

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Gaza: Massacre of children by Zionist Pharaohs

By Ameen Izzadeen For the Zionists, the Palestinians do not exist. If they exist, they are not people; they are things – things to be wiped out. Two years after Israel occupied much of Palestine, Golda Meir, Israel’s hawkish Prime … Continue reading

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Israel spurns UNHRC as U.S. politicises human rights

By Ameen Izzadeen (This article first appeared in the Daily Mirror, Sri Lanka) The biggest enemies of the people whose human rights are violated are those nations that ride on their misery and pretend to champion human rights in their … Continue reading

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