By Noam Chomsky, Edward W. Said, Ramsey Clark
Via 3 separate essays, this ebook presents an in-depth research of U.S.-Arab kinfolk, the contradictions and results of U.S. international coverage towards "rogue states", and the way adversarial American activities in a foreign country clash with U.N. resolutions and foreign legislations. Noam Chomsky compares U.S. international coverage to that of the "rogue states" which the U.S. identifies as its enemies. Ramsey Clark argues that U.S. sanctions and armed forces activities opposed to Iraq are indefensible, and in violation of the common assertion of Human Rights.
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SOURCES,SYSTEMS AND STANDARDS FOR HUMAN RIGHTS I N THE ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE I 9OBJECTIVES To introduce course participants to the overall existing United Nations framework for the protection of human rights in the administration of justice. To provide an overview of the principal instruments, monitoring mechanisms and authoritative United Nations bodies relevant to the work of prison officials. To highlight selected categories of potential human rights violations which prison officials should be careful to avoid.
Extensive human rights mandates were assigned to the United Nations Observer Mission in El Salvador, the United Nations Transitional Authority in Cambodia, the United Nations Mission for the Verification of Human Rights in Guatemala, the International Civilian Mission in Haiti, the United Nations Mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the United Nations Transitional Administration in East Timor, the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo and other such operations. 79. In addition, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has established human rights field presences with monitoring mandates in several countries, among them Colombia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
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Acts of Aggression by Noam Chomsky, Edward W. Said, Ramsey Clark