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Saturday, 11 May 2013
Given that international law does not significantly distinguish between short-term and long-term occupation, what are the legal consequences for the right to self-determination of Peoples under prolonged occupation, and in particular the Palestinian People under Israeli rule? In a recent statement...
Katharine Derderian
Wednesday, 8 May 2013
Over the past years, enormous changes have transformed IT, the media, medicine, travel, and communications, to name just a few areas. In some sense, humanitarian aid is no exception—our field is booming, with almost 17 billion in funds and an estimated workforce of 274 000 aid workers growing...
Laura Wilson
Wednesday, 10 April 2013
The dramatic consequences of a warming planet have captured the attention of scientists, scholars, and politicians worldwide. Apart from the meteorological and geographical effects, changes to the Earth’s climate have the potential to compromise the realization of human rights for affected...
Gloria Martinez
Thursday, 28 March 2013
Working in civil-military affairs for the humanitarian sector, I have come to witness the progress that has been made in the way donors approach peace and stability operations. We often refer to the politicization of foreign policy and aid and there is also, arguably, a process of militarization...
Kateri Carmola
Thursday, 7 March 2013
The rise of private military and security companies (PMSCs) in conflict zones and humanitarian spaces worldwide has had profound effects on how humanitarian work is conducted. As providers of the entire spectrum from unarmed security and risk reduction services to different kinds of armed services...