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Advisory Council rejects Qatar labour reform

Qatar, World Cup

by James M. Dorsey

Revived controversy over the integrity of Qatar's successful bid to host the 2022 World Cup and persistent criticism of the conditions of migrant labour in the Gulf state appear to have stiffened Qatar's back as it responds to attacks on multiple fronts, including judicial inquiries in Switzerland and the United States, the media, and United Nations and human rights organizations as well as trade unions.

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US and Israeli ICC Prosecutions? Don't Bet on It

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The International Criminal Court (ICC) was established to prosecute culpable individuals for crimes of war, against humanity and genocide. Its mandate calls for "end(ing) impunity for the perpetrators of the most serious crimes of concern."

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New Requirements for Canadian Citizenship

CANADIAN CITIZENSHIP

by Edward C. Corrigan

The new requirements for Canadian Citizenship are now in force as of June 11, 2015. One of the most important changes is the requirement that an individual be in Canada for 4 years over a 6-year period. The old rule was physical presence in Canada for 3 years out of a 4-year period.

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Deep Hypocrisy on Cuba and Egypt

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In an editorial last Saturday calling for the lifting of the U.S. government’s ban on travel to Cuba, the New York Times pointed out two things that reflect the warped thinking and deep hypocrisy that have long characterized U.S. foreign policy.

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Why the sudden concern for Central Asia rights abuses?

Central Asia rights abuses

by Dr. Massoumeh Torfeh

In post-Ukraine mode, the European Union and United States are sharpening their efforts to address the human rights situation in Central Asia as the region becomes a new front-line in the fight against militant Islamism and a new border for the rivalry between Russia and the West in their new Cold War games. The US and its allies are changing their policy on Central Asia as Russia begins to close the doors.

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