Monthly Archives: February 2011

The United Nations and human rights

The United Nations human rights chief on Friday slammed Bahrain, Libya and other Middle Eastern governments for their ‘excessively heavy-handed’ response to opposition protests. ‘The Middle East and North Africa regionĀ is boiling with anger,’ said Navi Pillay, the high commissioner … Continue reading

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Egypt, national sovereignty and the UN

The anti-Mubarak protests in Egypt have dominated headlines and conversations this past week as the world watches the largest Arab state in the Middle East go through an unexpected political crisis. Leaders from various countries and multi-national organizations have contributed … Continue reading

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