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UN Gaza Inquiry Finds Credible Allegations of War Crimes Committed in 2014 by both ISRAEL and Palestinian Armed Groups (OHCHR)


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GENEVA (22 June 2015): The United Nations Independent Commission of Inquiry on the 2014 Gaza conflict has gathered substantial information pointing to the possible commission of war crimes by both Israel and Palestinian armed groups.

“The extent of the devastation and human suffering in Gaza was unprecedented and will impact generations to come,” the chair of the commission, Justice Mary McGowan Davis told a press briefing today, adding that, “there is also on-going fear in Israel among communities who come under regular threat”.

The 2014 hostilities saw a huge increase in firepower used in Gaza, with more than 6,000 airstrikes by Israel and approximately 50,000 tank and artillery shells fired. In the 51 day operation, 1,462 Palestinian civilians were killed, a third of them children. Palestinian armed groups fired 4,881 rockets and 1,753 mortars towards Israel in July and August 2014, killing 6 civilians and injuring at least 1,600.

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UN: Yemen’s warring parties agree to April 10 ceasefire


According to Aljazeera and New York Times, the warring parties in Yemen have agreed to begin a cease-fire on April 10 ahead of peace talks starting April 18 in Kuwait, the United Nations envoy to Yemen announced Wednesday. Continue reading UN: Yemen’s warring parties agree to April 10 ceasefire

The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals: Global Schizophrenia


The UN Sustainable Development Summit last week projected a new set of 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) for the next 15 years to replace the 8 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) that were in place from 2000 to 2015.

The U.N. website tells us that the SDGs address five critical areas of “people, planet, prosperity, peace, and partnership.” U.N. Development program administrator Helen Clark stated that “This agreement marks an important milestone in putting our world on an inclusive and sustainable course. Continue reading The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals: Global Schizophrenia

Tunisia: One-Year Sentence for Homosexuality after an anal examination by Tunisian authorities.//HRW appelle à libérer un Tunisien gay après avoir subi à une examination anale et être impressionné



 

(Tunis) – A 22-year-old Tunisian man accused of engaging in homosexual acts was sentenced to a year in prison on September 22, 2015, in violation of Tunisia’s constitution and international law, Human Rights Watch said today. Tunisian authorities forced him to undergo an anal examination, ostensibly to use as evidence in the case. Continue reading Tunisia: One-Year Sentence for Homosexuality after an anal examination by Tunisian authorities.//HRW appelle à libérer un Tunisien gay après avoir subi à une examination anale et être impressionné