Browsing Category: Human Rights

UN ‘Joint Investigative Mechanism’ report on Khan Shaykhun proven inaccurate, politically biased

  By Marcello Ferrada de Noli, professor emeritus. Chair, Swedish Doctors for Human Rights. Editor’s note: This analysis is also found as official document of the UN Security Council, Doc S/2017/1010.  /Dr Lena Oske, editor Introduction Carl von Clausewitz (1780–1831) [1] meant that war is the continuation of politics by other means. Instead in this modern […]

Peace Is A Revolutionary Force

By Nozomi Hayase, Ph.D. Member of The Indicter Editorial Board. “The most disciplined Gandhian project since Gandhi” (J. Assange on Catalonia).   As Trump’s dangerous move on Iran’s nuclear deal and his provocative reaction to North Korea undercut diplomacy, tension is rising for World War III. Discord in the international community has been amplified in conflicts […]

Extraordinary renditions and arbitrary detentions

By Professor Marcello Ferrada de Noli, Chair, Swedish Professors & Doctors for Human Rights. Image above, from The New Yorker article by Jane Mayer, “Outsourcing Torture“ As a legalized concept of international acceptance, Human Rights is considered a ’modern’ instrument, brought by the United Nations in 1948 after the ‘horrors of the Second World War’. […]

Prisoners exchange in the Ukraine. Conflict is a human rights issue

By Prof. Marcello Ferrada de Noli, PhD. Chair, Swedish Professors and Doctors for Human Rights –SWEDHR. Ukraine and the Democratic Republics of Donetsk and Luhansk should pursue a prompt solution for the prisoners exchange. From an international legislation perspective, the exchange of prisoners should not be viewed as an issue of war-behaviour primarily focused on […]

Sweden inflicted Trial by Media against Julian Assange

By Professor Marcello Ferrada de Noli* Contents: i) Introduction. Aims ii) Background A: The “duck pond”. Some aspects on the situation of Swedish journalists, iii) Background B: Sweden is not neutral. Media reports are mainly uniform, iv) The trial by media against Assange: a) Erroneous and information and deployment of disinformation, b) systematic omission of relevant information, c) character […]