Calling for Amnesty out of Fear for Retribution?

Desi Bouterse Why is the Surinamese government so set on drafting a ‘new’ Amnesty law? Why are calls from the international community not to disturb the course of Justice ignored? But above all where is the Surinamese president, why has he remained silent, while he lets Madam House speaker dr. Jennifer Simons and other members [...]

Amnesty for 8 December Massacres

The Surinamese government has proposed Amnesty for the crimes committed against humanity between 1982-1987. The proposal was prompted by the statements made by the witness Ruben Rozendaal, one of  the so called Group of 16 that overthrew the Arron government in 1980. The call for amnesty is not the first attempt by the presidency to [...]

Fact-Checking Kony2012: What NBC’s Fact-Finding Mission to Uganda did not Tell (VIDEO)

Few days after its release, amid controversies, the 30-minute documentary about Ugandan’s warlord Joseph Kony, viewed by over 80 million on Youtube, went viral online. The NBC Nightly News’ reality check section announced that it was sending a team to Kony’s village in remote Uganda east of Gulu to check the facts on the ground. [...]

Economics, wars and crimes

Guinea Pigs During world war two in Tuskegee, Alabama the American government on behalf of American pharmaceutical industry started a syphilis, and gonorrhea experiment. Without the knowledge of African Americans the American government ejected them with the syphilis, and gonorrhea viruses to test the affect of syphilis, and gonorrhea on the human body, African Americans [...]

“UN must prosecute Israel for war crimes,” says Bloody Sunday lawyer

Israel was the focus of discussions by the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) earlier this month. Israel is obliged to submit a report to the Geneva-based committee on how it has implemented the rights enshrined in the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD) every two [...]

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