Human Rights, the Rule of Law, Refugees and Humanitarian Crises

Dear Kevin,

It’s been a tumultuous few weeks. It seems like every day brings a new scandal, crisis, or action that must be taken. It can be a little exhausting. But we all know, as hard as it is, that it’s important to keep an eye on the bigger global picture.

That’s why we are sending you some of the things we’ve been reading that give some in-depth analysis about the issues we know you care about. These articles give you a chance to step back and get some perspective on some of the most difficult situations in our world today and how to move forward and build peace.

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Human rights and the rule of law

The Economist: The president is making it easier to order lethal drone strikes
“Through a mixture of leaks and semi-official confirmations, a picture is beginning to emerge of how the Trump administration will loosen the rules for counter-terrorism operations laid down by its predecessor.”

The New York Times: Human Rights Activist – Bahrain, Backed by U.S., is Targeting My Family
“In today’s era of Trump and Brexit, of budding authoritarianism even in the oldest democracies, it seems that political leaders in Washington and London are substituting business and profit for democracy and human rights.”

Refugees and humanitarian crises

Al Jazeera: Solutions for tumultuous times
“To tackle global threats such as climate change, conflict and disaster, we must join forces and take collective action.”

The Guardian: Why denying refugees the right to work is a catastrophic error
“It’s not just fleeing conflict that makes victims out of refugees – it’s also denying them the means to become autonomous and productive.”

Common Dreams: Reality and the ‘Made in the U.S.A.’ Famine in Yemen
“U.S. people bear responsibility to demand a radical departure from U.S. policy which exacerbates the deadly tragedy faced by people living in Yemen.”


Al Jazeera: The voices missing from Syria’s peace talks
Incredibly important voices and perspectives are not being heard in trying to end the six year old conflict.

Conciliation Resources: Supporting women’s meaningful participation in peace
Explore this interactive infographic to find out more about how to support women’s meaningful participation in peace.

Activism and resistance

The Guardian: Protest and persist: why giving up hope is not an option
“The true impact of activism may not be felt for a generation. That alone is reason to fight, rather than surrender to despair.”

The Nation: Progressive Values Don’t Stop at the Water’s Edge
“Our foreign-policy alternative should be based on people’s actual concerns, not the made-up ‘crises’ Washington think tanks cook up.”

The Atlantic: Do Liberals Have an Answer to Trump on Foreign Policy?
“A progressive foreign policy isn’t just looking at the back-end of terrorism, but is also looking at the front-end of terrorism.”

The Nation: How to Revive the Peace Movement in the Trump Era
“.. we need a movement that can speak to the anger that so many Americans feel toward the corporate powers that dominate our politics. Such a movement would expose how militarism is not immune to that influence but is particularly beholden to it.”

We wish you a wonderful and relaxing weekend,

Amy, Stephen, Mariam, Wes, and the Win Without War team


[PDF]The Protection of Human Rights in Humanitarian Crises

instrumental and strategic role in coordinating protection response and helping ensure that … international human rights, humanitarian and refugee law?

Humanitarian Law, Human Rights and Refugee Law – Three Pillars …

Apr 23, 2005 – International humanitarian law, refugee law and human rights law are … and guardian of international humanitarian law, the body of rules …

[PDF]Approaches to human rights in humanitarian crises – Overseas …

by L Cotterrell – ‎2005 – ‎Cited by 3 – ‎Related articles

pursuing a HRBA in humanitarian crises is vital to informing these real-time decisions. 2. Human rights, international humanitarian law and conflict …. The provisions of IHL provide specific, detailed rulesgoverning both the conduct of ….. IASC (2002) International Humanitarian, Human Rights and Refugee Law in the …

Human Rights in Humanitarian Crises – Fordham University

Information on the Human Rights in Humanitarian Crises course for the graduate … as a Legal Adviser at Africa Middle East Refugee Assistance (AMERA) in Cairo. … Missions in Skopje and Sarajevo in the area of rule of law and human rights.

Early warning and protection of human rights in situations of … – ohchr › OHCHR › English › About Us

Natural disasters often exacerbate pre-existing human rights issues, leading to … The role of the UN system and the international community in preventing …. human rights law, international refugee lawand international humanitarian law are …

[PDF]Fact Sheet No.20, Human Rights and Refugees – ohchr

International refugee law/Other international instruments … The causes of exodus have also multiplied and now include natural or ecological disasters and extreme … human rights are not only among the major causes of mass exoduses but also rule … international problems of an economic, social, cultural, or humanitarian …

Human Rights – US Department of State

The United States understands that the existence of human rights helps secure the peace, deter aggression, promote the rule of law, combat crime and …

[PDF]protection of refugees : a humanitarian crisis in india – Voice of Research

by PK Nayak – ‎2013 – ‎Cited by 1 – ‎Related articles

Dec 3, 2013 – Keywords: Protection, Refugee, Humanitarian Crisis, Saranarthi, Genocide, Asylum, Chakmas, … human rights makes it possible for refugees to return home safely. … which preserves therule of law so in a recent case before.

Strengthening the Rule of Law and Human Rights in the Sahel

by M Affa’a-Mindzie – ‎2013 – ‎Cited by 3 – ‎Related articles

Jun 27, 2013 – Strengthening human rights and the rule of law by renewing the … After years of recurringhumanitarian crises linked to climate change and drought … of the challenges facing Malian refugeesand internally displaced persons.

[PDF]Human Rights and Crisis Management handbook

Human rights, democracy and the rule of law are fundamental values of the. Union. Although the …Refugees and internally displaced persons. 28 … If you suspect any violation of human rights or international humanitarian law, you must while …


About eslkevin

I am a peace educator who has taken time to teach and work in countries such as the USA, Germany, Japan, Nicaragua, Mexico, the UAE, Kuwait, Oman over the past 4 decades.
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