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Intervening militarily in Syria? Many more questions than answers

Only last week, a US-led military intervention in Syria seemed inevitable. Today, the immediate future looks more uncertain. In a historic debate, the UK Parliament refused to endorse a military action. President Obama referred the matter to Congress. NATO Chief … Continue reading

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Syria: Diplomacy versus international criminal law?

A fragile ceasefire took hold yesterday in Syria. It is the result of Kofi Annan’s plan, backed by the UN Security Council about a month ago. The plan, it’s important to note, doesn’t demand a regime change in Syria, but … Continue reading

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One full year putting human rights in context

It has now been a year since this blog saw the light. On 9 November 2010, we explained the point of this project in these terms: The human rights community must contextualise human rights. This demands the use of the … Continue reading

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Un año poniendo los derechos humanos en contexto

Hace hoy un año nació este blog. El 9 de noviembre de 2010, explicábamos así la finalidad de este proyecto: La comunidad de derechos humanos tiene la gran responsabilidad de contextualizar estos derechos. Ello requiere la utilización del discurso y … Continue reading

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Libya, R2P and a Wilsonian Barack Obama

Last March, we asked in a post here about the normative effects of the Resolution 1973, by which the UN Security Council authorised the use of force in Libya based on the self-attributed ‘responsibility to protect’ (R2P). The war in … Continue reading

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What will the post-Libya scenario look like?

By now this is a cheap cliché, but let me begin with this: We know how the intervention in Libya began, but we still don´t know where it will lead. In this world of fast flash communication, information comes and … Continue reading

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