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‘Int’l ad-hoc tribunal should help Rohingya get justice

Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar Yanghee Lee on Thursday suggested forming an international ad-hoc tribunal, which she thinks, will work as complementary to ongoing efforts on accountability and justice front. “I’ve been stressing setting up an international ad-hoc tribunal dedicated to the situation in Myanmar,” she said while responding to a UNB question at a ... Read More »

Brexit: Rejoiners must learn from their mistakes

by Brendan Donnelly Director, The Federal Trust, 22nd January 2020 Many members of the “Remain Coalition” have been disappointed by the role played by the European issue in the leadership contest of the Labour Party. No candidate has suggested a policy of continuing opposition to Brexit. Some candidates have on the contrary sought to argue that Labour’s ambiguous European policy ... Read More »

Belt and Road Initiative: The Bridge that Spans the World

By Peter Koenig The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), also called the New Silk Road, is based on a 2,100-year-old trade route between the Middle East and Eastern Asia, called the Silk Road. It wound its ways across the huge landmass Eurasia to the most eastern parts of China. It favoured trading, based on the Taoist philosophy of harmony and ... Read More »

FRC alarmed by Myanmar’s genocide denial against Rohingyas

The Free Rohingya Coalition (FRC) has refuted the findings of Myanmar’s Independent Commission of Enquiry that there is “no” or “insufficient” evidence to establish the genocidal intent behind Myanmar’s destruction of the Rohingya community in Myanmar and the mass deportations of estimated 800,000 Rohingyas into Bangladesh in 2016 and 2017. Read More »

From Digital Diplomacy to Data Diplomacy

By Cathryn Clüver Ashbrook CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, Jan 20 2020 (IPS) – The digital revolution arrived late at the heart of ministries of foreign affairs across the Western world. Ministries latched on to social media around the time of Tahrir Square and Iran’s 2009 Green Revolution, beguiled by a vision of the technology engendering a networked evolution toward more liberal societies. Read More »

Leaving Europe

by Paul Mason @paulmasonnews Paul Mason turns in his Social Europe column from postcapitalism to the theme of post-Brexit Britain. Since 2016 there’s been a question in the back of my mind: which is the last European city I will ever visit as an EU citizen? Now I know the answer: I’ve just come back from Bonn, the city of ... Read More »

China-ASEAN FTA gears up for next golden decade

The China-ASEAN Free Trade Area marks its 10th anniversary. As a most populous FTA, it has boosted regional economic connectivity as multilateral trade triumphs. Dongxing, a border city in southern China, offers a snapshot of promising cooperation between China and ASEAN in the next golden decade. Read More »

A fair Brexit

by Philippe van Parijs on 16th December 2019 @pvpbrussels For the free-market Tory right, Brexit is a means towards a beggar-my-neighbour buccaneering adventure—not ‘future relations’ to which the EU27 can agree. Read More »

Investigation to uncover the truth over Rohingya: ICC

International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda has welcomed the decision to authorise an investigation into crimes committed against Rohingyas in Myanmar saying her investigation will seek to uncover the truth. “My Office will now focus on ensuring the success of its independent and impartial investigation,” she said in a statement on Thursday night. The ICC Prosecutor said this is ... Read More »

Both US and China losers in ongoing trade war, says study

Geneva, Nov (Kanaga Raja) – Tariffs being imposed by the United States on China are economically hurting both countries, with US losses largely related to higher prices for its consumers, while China’s losses are related to significant export losses, a new study by the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) says. Read More »