My Bookmarx 07/18/2013
18 يوليو 2013 بواسطة Tamer Mowafy
Egypt: Investigate Police, Military Killings of 51 | Human Rights Watch
” Egypt’s interim president Adly Mansour should ensure impartial investigations of military officers and police for killings outside the Republican Guard headquarters on July 8, 2013, Human Rights Watch said today.”
Haiti Cholera Claims: Absolute Immunity vs Human Rights « IntLawGrrls
“On Monday, the United Nations formally declined to award compensation to individuals in Haiti who were affected by a cholera outbreak that began in October 2010. The UN failed to screen its peacekeepers for the disease prior to them entering into Haiti.”
The UN does not dispute that its peacekeepers brought cholera into Haiti. Nor does it seek to absolve itself of blame for the conditions within the peacekeepers’ camp. The UN is seeking to avoid compensating victims of the cholera outbreak. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon has once again pointed to the Organisation’s absolute immunity from jurisdiction as a bar to individuals bringing claims against the UN.
Cholera in Haiti: The UN strain | The Economist
“ON JULY 5th the United Nations refused, again, to countenance the claims of 5,000 cholera-affected Haitians against it. The Haitians contend that grossly inadequate sanitation at a UN peacekeeping base introduced and spread the disease through the country’s waterways. The great weight of scientific evidence is on their side. The claimants seek millions of dollars in damages, installation of a sanitation network, and an apology.”
In a letter to members of the United States Congress who had urged
the UN to take responsibility for the cholera outbreak, Ban Ki Moon, the UN’s secretary-general, reiterated that the UN’s legal office has decided the claims are “not receivable” because of the UN’s privileges and immunities. The UN has offered little insight into its reasoning, except that consideration of the claims would involve a review of “political and policy matters”. That statement has only raised more questions, including whether “dumping disease-laden waste water in rivers is UN policy,” as a reporter asked at a press briefing last week.
تفاصيل وقائع التحريض والاعتداء الطائفي منذ 30 يونيو وحتى 9 يوليو 2013 | المبادرة المصرية للحقوق الشخصية
“4 و5 يوليو: تعرض أقباط المنطقة البحرية بنجع حسان التابع لقرية الضبعية غرب الأقصر لاعتداءات متواصلة ليوم كامل عقب العثور على حسان صدقي حنفي (مسلم) مقتولا بجوار قناة بالقرية خلف منزل محمد سيد مساء الخميس، واختلفت الروايات حول ظروف وملابسات واقعة القتل، ومدى تورط مسيحيين فيها لكن اتهمت عائلة القتيل مسيحيا يدعى صبحي مجدي إسكندر (18 عاما) بارتكاب الواقعة”
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