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The International Criminal Court is unfit for purpose

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by Dr. David Hoile

The debate that has opened up regarding the International Criminal Court as a consequence of South Africa's decision not to arrest Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir while he was attending the recent African Union summit in Johannesburg and Palestine's successful application to join the court is long overdue.

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Pope decrees full Carbon Price

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A full Carbon Price (Carbon Tax) on greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution is required to stop GHG pollution that is killing the Biosphere and threatening Humanity. Pope Francis in his 2015 Encyclical Letter “Laudato si” demands that a “fully borne” Carbon Price be emplaced on greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution in order to prevent “millions of premature deaths”.

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The International Criminal Court: More Than a Courtroom

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Last year the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) declined to open a formal investigation in to the attack on the ‘Gaza Flotilla’. In her decision she made it clear that whilst Israel was almost certainly culpable of having committed war crimes, the allegations did not satisfy the gravity threshold for an international investigation. That decision has been heavily criticised by a number of commentators on both sides of the political divide.

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When is a Judge not a Judge?

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by Muhammad Molla

There are often many questions to be asked during a criminal trial. However, invariably such questions concern the procedure, the evidence and perhaps a witness.

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A traffic jam in the middle of the desert

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by Adam Keller

The rendezvous was scheduled for 11:30 am, outside the Arlozorov Street Railway Station in Tel Aviv. I arrived at 11:35. "Three buses have already been filled, but don’t worry – the fourth bus will soon arrive" said the organizers’ representative. "There will be a place for anyone who wants to go to the protest in Susiya."

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