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Death Penalty and Human Rights Standards PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 07 September 2008 07:21

Over two-thirds of the countries in the world – 137 – have now abolished the death penalty in law or practice.
1948 : The United Nations adopted without dissent the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
. The Declaration proclaims the right of every individual to protection from deprivation of life.

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The Arab World gets Serious about Climate Change PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 07 September 2008 07:21

By Batir Wardam

Few Arab cities, including Amman and Dubai took part in the symbolic initiative done two weeks ago to turn off lights in cities for one hour in an activity called Earth Hour advocated by the World Wide Fund (WWF). For many of the still evolving species of Arab environmentalists, this was a much celebrated step.

 

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 20 January 2009 05:57 )
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A Deed of Trust between the People of Iraq and their Government PDF Print E-mail

by Dr. Mohamad El-Tai*
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We, the people of Iraq, (hereinafter referred to as the “First Party”) announce the need of a government (hereinafter referred to as the “Second Party”) consisting of professional technocrats to administer the affairs of the Constitutional Republic of Iraq.

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Food Security:An Element of National Independence PDF Print E-mail

by Elias Aoun*
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“Would food be considered an instrument of national power?” This statement is attributed to a report issued on Dec. 10, 1974 by the U.S. National Security Council under Henry Kissinger: “National Security Study Memorandum 200: Implications of Worldwide Population Growth for U.S. Security and Overseas Interests.”

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President Obama Announces Melanne Verveer as Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Isssues Print E-mail

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WASHINGTON – Today, President Obama announced his intent to nominate the following individuals for key State Department posts: Esther Brimmer, Assistant Secretary for International Organizations; Phil Gordon, Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs; and Melanne Verveer, Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues.

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