International Law

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Abettors of war crimes will be held accountable
Nieuwhof, Adri; Machover, Daniel
Article
2009
Taking action to bring perpetrators of war crimes and crimes against humanity to justice.
America's Complicity in Evil: Barbarism on the High Seas
Roberts, Paul Craig
Article
2010
Once again the US government has permitted the Israeli state to murder good people known for their moral conscience. The Israeli state has declared that anyone with a moral conscience is an enemy of I...
Canada Remapped: How the Partition of Quebec Will Reshape the Nation
Reid, Scott
Book
1993
Explores what might happen in the event of a decision by Quebec to separate from Canada.
Chomsky.Info
Chomsky, Noam
Website
The Noam Chomsky Web site.
The Collapse of Western Morality: The Indispensable People?
Roberts, Paul Craig
Article
2010
Moral degradation is reaching new lows.
Counter-Rhetoric: Challenging "conventional wisdom" & reframing the conflict
Schaeffer, Emily; Halper, Jeff; Johnson, Jimmy
Article
2006
This useful little book does two things. It challenges the rhetoric, the perceptions and assumptions regarding the conflict in Israel/Palestine, and it exposes the underlying imbalance of power around...
"Exterminate all the Brutes": Gaza 2009
Chomsky, Noam
Article
2009
Israel has a straightforward means to defend itself: put an end to its criminal actions in occupied territories, and accept the long-standing international consensus on a two-state settlement that has...
Five years of illegality: Time to dismantle the Wall and respect the rights of Palestinians
Article
2009
Oxfam International presents testimonies of Palestinian men and women who recount their daily problems, arising from the construction of Israel's illegal Wall and its associated regime of land confisc...
Gaza Occupation And Siege Are Illegal
Bisharat, George
Article
2010
Collective punishment is specifically barred under Article 33 of the Fourth Geneva Convention. Israeli officials have repeatedly stated that the objective of the blockade is to weaken the Gaza economy...
Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War
Article
1949
Geneva Convention Relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War. Adopted on 12 August 1949 by the Diplomatic Conference for the Establishment of International Conventions for the Prote...
Globalizing Gaza: How Israel Undermines International Law Through "Lawfare"
Halper, Jeff
Unclassified
2014
At the same time as it engages in repeated massive military assaults on a primarily civilian popuation in Gaza, Israel is also engaged in an ongoing assault on international humanitarian law by a high...
The Goldstone report and the battle for legitimacy
Falk, Richard
Article
2009
It may yet be the case that, as in the anti-apartheid struggle, the shift in the relation of forces in the Palestinians' favour will occur not through diplomacy or as a result of armed resistance, but...
How America Gets Away With Murder: Illegal Wars, Collateral Damage and Crimes Against Humanity
Mandel, Michael
Book
2003
Michael Mandel offers a critical account of America's illegal wars and a war crimes system that has granted America's leaders an unjust and dangerous impunity, effectively encouraging their illegal wa...
How Can the US Accuse Russia of Violating International Law?: Not Funny, But it's Still Hard Not to Laugh
Lindroff, Dave
Article
2014
If you want to make moral or legal pronouncements, or to condemn bad behaviour, you have to be a moral, law-abiding person yourself.
Human Rights and the Protection of Refugees under International Law
Canadian Human Rights Foundation and the Institute for Research on Public Policy
Book
1989
The Illusion of Debate: Consensus for the People that Matter
Hirthler, Jason
Article
2014
A recent article in FAIR reviewed the findings of its latest study on the quality of political “debate” being aired on the mainstream networks. It studied the run-up to the military interventions in b...
Is Israel an Apartheid State?: Rhetoric or Reality? Summary of a Legal Study by the Human Sciences Research council of South Africa
Article
2010
Do Israel's practices in occupied Palestinian territory, namely the West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza, amount to the crimes of colonialism and apartheid under international law?
Israel: Misuse of Drones Killed Civilians in Gaza: Sources News Release
Article
2009
Israeli attacks with guided missiles fired from aerial drones killed civilians during the recent Gaza fighting in violation of the laws of war, Human Rights Watch says.
Israel offered Nukes to Racist South Africa for Use on Black Neighbors
Cole, Juan
Article
2010
The implication, that Iran must be stopped because it would proliferate to neighbors, may come back to haunt pro-Israeli propagandists, given Tel Aviv's own secret role in attempting to proliferate nu...
Israel/Palestine: Resources for peace, justice, and human rights
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Website
2006
A selection of resources for those looking for a solution to the situation in Isreal/Palestine based on peace, justice, and human rights.
It's Not Piracy!: The International Law Framework
Brayer, Linda; Wimmer, Andrew
Article
2010
The crimes that Israel committed during its assault on the vessels and civilian passengers of the Gaza Freedom Flotilla fall firmly within the category of "high crimes." The assault, rather than an ac...
Joint Declaration by International Law Experts on Israel's Gaza Offensive: The International Community Must End Israel's Collective Punishment of the Civilian Population in the Gaza Strip
Falk, Richard
Article
2014
The indiscriminate and disproportionate attacks, the targeting of objectives providing no effective military advantage, and the intentional targeting of civilians and civilian houses have been persist...
Matthew Coon Come Speech, September 19, 1994: Speaking Notes for Grand Chief Matthew Coon Come Centre for Strategic and Iinternational Studies
Article
1994
The status and rights of the James Bay Crees in the context of Quebec secession from Canada.
Media Think
Winter, James
Book
2000
Increasingly the news media are owned by a small group of very large corporations with extensive interests outside the industry, run by the corporate elite.Winter argues that instead of offering diver...
Necessary Illusions: Thought Control in Democratic Societies
Chomsky, Noam
Book
1989
An inquiry into the nature of the media and the role of intellectuals in "a political system where the population cannot be disciplined by force, and thus must be subjected to more subtle forms of ide...
Occupation, Colonialism, Apartheid?: A re-assessment of Israel's practicies in the occupied Palestinian territories under international law
The Middle East Project, Democracy and Governance Program
Article
2009
A study of the Israel-Palestine situation from the standpoint of international law.
Occupation on Trial - Palestinian village sues Canadian corporations for building illegal Israeli settlements: Sources News Release
Article
2009
Bil'in, a Palestinian village that has become an international symbol of Palestinian popular non-violent resistance to the ongoing construction of the Israeli separation wall, is suing Canadian corpor...
Outcry Over Israel's War Crimes
Cook, Jonathan
Article
2009
Jonathan Cook describes legal actions underway to hold Israel accountable for war crimes.
Palestinian Women Suffer as Israel Violates CEDAW
Frykberg, Mel
Article
2009
Palestinian women continue to suffer abuse and denial of basic human rights at the hands of Israeli settlers and soldiers in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.
Pentagon rewrites 'Law of War' declaring 'belligerent' journalists as legitimate targets
Article
2015
The Pentagon has released a book of instructions on the "law of war," detailing acceptable ways of killing the enemy. The manual also states that journalists can be labeled "unprivileged belligerents,...
Perspectives On Power: Reflections on Human Nature and the Social Order
Chomsky, Noam
Book
1997
Chomsky sets down his thoughts on topics ranging from language and human nature, to the Middle East and East Timor.
Pirates of the Mediterranean: Israel Kidnaps Peace Boat Crew
Roberts, Paul Craig
Article
2009
On June 30, 2009, the government of Israel committed an act of piracy when the Israeli Navy in international waters illegally boarded the "Spirit of Humanity" and kidnapped its 21-person crew from 11 ...
Propaganda, State Religion and the Attack on the Gaza Peace Flotilla - Part 1
Article
2010
We are trained to react to violent acts, not on the basis of their objective legality and human cost, but on the basis of the perceived legitimacy of the people committing the act. Violence committed ...
Questions about Israel's attack on Gaza
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2014
Why do these terrible outbreaks of violence keep happening? Written during the Israeli attack on Gaza in July 2014.
A Reply to B'nai Brith's Manifesto Denouncing CUPE-Ontario's Boycott of Israel
Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid
Article
2006
Why supporting the global campaign of boycotts, divestment and sanctions against Israeli apartheid is the right thing to do.
Responding to Washington's Haiti Coup: Against The Current vol. 110
Caribbean People's Statement
Article
2004
Caribbean People, representatives of Caribbean organizations and people of Caribbean descent meeting in Bridgetown, Barbados on Saturday March 20th, 2004, unanimously agreed to call on CARICOM Governm...
Revealed: Pentagon's link to Iraqi torture centres
Mahmood, Mona; O'Kane, Maggie; Madlena, Chavala; Smith, Teresa
Article
2013
The Pentagon sent a US veteran of the "dirty wars" in Central America to oversee sectarian police commando units in Iraq that set up secret detention and torture centres to get information from insurg...
The Servility of the Satellites: The Snowden Affair and the Destruction of Effective Democracy in Europe
Johnstone, Diana
Article
2013
Recent revelations confirm the completion of the transformation of the "Western democracies" into something else, an entity that as yet has no recognized name. The outrage against the Bolivian Preside...
Tactics of desperation: Using false accusations of 'anti-semitism' as a weapon to silence criticism of Israel's behaviour
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2009
The Israeli state and its defenders are increasingly attempting to silence critics because they are losing the battle for public opinion.
Understanding the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict
Bennis, Phyllis
Book
2002
Designed to inform those who are somewhat unfamiliar with the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. Written in question and answer format
We are NOT the 'Story', It's Not Just Our 21 Kidnapped Passengers : Sources News Release
Article
2009
On June 30th 2009 Israeli Occupation Forces forcibly boarded the Free Gaza boat, SPIRIT OF HUMANITY, and kidnapped 21 human rights workers and journalists who were on their way to deliver much needed ...
Why Israel?
Kunin, Jason
Article
2007
A routine strategy of Israel's defenders is to continually redirect attention to the human rights failings of countries hostile to Israel, or to catastrophes like Darfur that are used to argue the ong...
Why Not Sanctions for Israel?: Gross Violations of Human Rights
Roberts, Paul Craig
Article
2009
The US led the imposition of sanctions against South Africa because of South Africa's apartheid practices. The sanctions forced the white government to hand over political power to the black populatio...
Worse Than North Korea
Lindorff, Dave
Article
2010
The reality is that we are dealing with a pariah state, no better at this point in its respect for international law and basic human rights (where non-Israelis are concerned), than North Korea. And ma...

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Alternative Information Center
A Palestinian-Israeli organization which disseminates information, research and political analysis on Palestinian and Israeli societies as well as the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, while promoting coo...
Beyond Borders -- Ensuring Global Justice for Children
Beyond Borders, a charitable organization, works to end all sexual crimes against children, especially cross-border crimes including sex tourism and child pornography. Beyond Borders is the Canadian a...
Canada-Palestine Support Network
canpalnet gathers Canadians of all backgrounds who support the human, democratic, and national rights of the Palestinian people. canpalnet aims to change the policies and actions of the Canadian gove...
Chomsky.info
The Noam Chomsky Web site.
World Federalists of Canada
We view the world as one society embracing all of humanity in its diversity. We affirm that the ideals and principles of community life which are basic to civilized existence can and must be applied t...

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Asian-African Legal Consultative Organization
The Asian-African Legal Consultative Organization (AALCO) is an international governmental organization formed in 1956, initially to serve as an advisory board to member states on matters of international law. It was an outgrowth ...
International Court of Justice
The International Court of Justice (ICJ) is the principal judicial organ of the United Nations (UN). It was established in June 1945 by the Charter of the United Nations and began work in April 1946. The seat of the Court is at t...
International Criminal Court
The International Criminal Court (ICC), governed by the Rome Statute, is the first permanent, treaty-based, international criminal court established to help end impunity for the perpetrators of the most serious crimes of concern t...
International Maritime Organization
Shipping is perhaps the most international of the world's industries, serving more than 90 percent of global trade by carrying huge quantities of cargo cost effectively, cleanly and safely. The ownership and management chain surr...
International Organization for Migration
Established in 1951, IOM is the leading intergovernmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. With 125 member states, a further 18 states ho...
International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea
The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea is an independent judicial body established by the Convention to adjudicate disputes arising out of the interpretation and application of the Convention. The Tribunal is composed o...
Organization of American States
The Organization of American States (OAS) brings together the nations of the Western Hemisphere to strengthen cooperation on democratic values, defend common interests and debate the major issues facing the region and the world. T...
Palestinian Centre for Human Rights
The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) is a non-government organization (NGO) based in Gaza City. The Centre is a non-profit company, dedicated to protecting human rights, promoting the rule of law and upholding democratic...
Permanent Court of Arbitration
The PCA is an intergovernmental organization with over 100 Member States. Established in 1899 to facilitate arbitration and other forms of dispute resolution between states, the PCA has developed into a modern, multi-faceted arbit...
United Nations
The United Nations is central to global efforts to solve problems that challenge humanity. Cooperating in this effort are more than 30 affiliated organizations, known together as the UN system. Day in and day out, the UN and its f...

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Bilin's Mohammad Khatib arrested
2009
One month after touring Canada key Palestinian activist kidnapped by Israeli soldiers in another in a series of raids that Israeli occupation forces have carried out in Bil#in since June 2009, raids t...
Continuous protest at Israeli consulate in Toronto starts July 24
Sources News Release
2014
On July 24 people of conscience including Muslims, Jews, and Christians, are coming together at the Israeli consulate in Toronto for a three day continuous vigil to call attention to the frightening s...
Crimes of War
What the Public Should Know (Crimes of War project)
Dworkin, Anthony; Gutman, Roy; Rieff, David; Mendez, Sheryl
2007
An A-Z guide to the laws governing armed conflict and their application in practice. The chapters include discussions of the crimes prohibited by international humanitarian law, key terms relating to ...
Israeli human rights organization highlights deterioration of Palestinian health under occupation
Sources News Release
2015
Reports by Physicians for Human Rights - Israel document the deterioration of Palestinian health in the West Bank and Gaza as the direct consequence of ongoing Israeli military occupation.
London, Ontario peace and human rights advocates occupy office of Conservative MP
Sources News Release
2014
Five London peace and human rights advocates are now occupying the office of the Conservative MP for London North Centre.
Refugees
Dynamics of Displacement
ICIHI
Drawing on examples from every part of the world, this Report is concerned to point the way forward to realistic and effective ways of anticipating and preventing the rising tide of displaced people. ...

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