Archives for posts with tag: Rwanda
First International Day for Genocide Victims
From Diplomat Artist Buzz & Global Citizen
Genocide – Once More, Never Again?

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By, Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey via Huffington Post
Stripped of its previously presumed preventive rationale, ritualism, moralizing & mythology, the death penalty stands out as torture (or, employing terminology applied by a significant segment of US Courts, as “cruel & unusual punishment.”) –MORE–

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ambassador-muhamed-sacirbey/prosecuting-death-penalty_b_8351648.html

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By, Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey via “Huffington Post”
The best apology is to look frankly into the eyes of Srebrenica survivors and apologize but also offer all of BiH the welcome to the Euro-Atlantic family, for real.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ambassador-muhamed-sacirbey/will-bill-clinton-apologize-in-srebrenica_b_7772064.html

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By, Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey via Huffington Post
When I was representing BiH at the UN, diplomats parroting cliches & media too frequently fell into the trap of repeating tales of “age old hatreds” while centuries of coexistence & the progress of the whole of society through diversity were ignored.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ambassador-muhamed-sacirbey/burundi-politics-of-ego-and-not-ethnicity_b_7428356.html

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Diplomat Artist Buzz: As one American born a slave & reaching to be one of the US’s great educators & scientists, George Washington Carver, stated: “Fear of something is at the root of hate for others, & hate within will eventually destroy the hater.”
http://diplomatartist.com/hate-speech-or-free-speech-on-migrants-in-uk-press/

UN Tribunals Crucial for Delivering Justice for Rwanda, former Yugoslavia, Security Council Told

Judge Theodor Meron, President of ICTY & the MICT, noted international courts on their own cannot resolve long-running historical conflicts, must be part of a “panoply of transitional justice measures,” including broader societal efforts, spearheaded by community leaders, focused on history, memory, responsibility, & respect for the rule of law.

On Holocaust Memorial Day, UN Calls for Unflagging Vigilance to Prevent Genocide

UNSG Ban Ki-moon: “The United Nations was founded to prevent any such horror from happening again. Yet tragedies from Cambodia to Rwanda to Srebrenica show that the poison of genocide still flows.”