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U.S. demolitions may violate laws of war (Human Rights Watch)
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le 2004 Jan 16 - 2:07pm
News-Current (En) | Irak | USA (États-Unis) | •Crime de guerre | Communique

(New York, January 13, 2004) U.S. military forces in Iraq appear to have violated the laws of war by demolishing the homes of relatives of suspected insurgents or wanted former officals, Human Rights Watch said today.

In a letter to U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, Human Rights Watch said that at least four house demolitions over the past two months appeared to be for purposes of punishing families of suspected insurgents or compelling their cooperation. Destroying civilian property as a reprisal or deterrent amounts to collective punishment, which is prohibited by the 1949 Geneva Conventions.
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BMJ: Providing the world with clean water: Remains a complex problem, but time is running out
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le 2003 Dec 19 - 2:42am
Cause mondiale | Reflections (En) | •Causes & solutions | •Souffrance collective | Media: non profit

British Medical Journal 2003 ;327:1416-1418 (20 December)
Editorial by Rhona MacDonald, BMJ assistant editor

Idee ou reflexion lumineuse - An idea or bright reflection Some 150 years after John Snow discovered that a contaminated water pump was responsible for a localised cholera outbreak, two million people world wide still die every year from water related diarrhoeal illnesses.(1)(2) In 1854 John Snow did not know that an organism was responsible, but meticulous epidemiological studies and common sense led him to close the Broad Street pump, saving hundreds of lives. At the beginning of the 21st century, despite our extensive knowledge of the causes and prevention of water associated illnesses, 1.1 billion people around the world have no access to clean water and 2.4 billion have inadequate sanitation (1).

To read the article:

http://bmj.bmjjournals.com/cgi/content/full/327/7429/1416

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AP: Iraq to Stop Counting Civilian Dead
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le 2003 Dec 10 - 2:17pm
News-Current (En) | Irak | USA (États-Unis) | •Impérialisme & Néocon. | •Propagande mensongère | ::Justice inter. (DIH):: | Media: commercial

By NIKO PRICE, Associated Press Writer
Wed Dec 10, 2:17 PM ET —Source: http://story.news.yahoo.com

BAGHDAD, Iraq Dec. 10 — Iraq’s Health Ministry has ordered a halt to a count of civilians killed during the war and told its statistics department not to release figures compiled so far, the official who oversaw the count told The Associated Press on Wednesday.
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Francais : AP: Le ministère irakien de la Santé a ordonné l’arrêt du décompte des victimes civiles de la guerre, selon une responsable, 11 dec. 2003

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BBC: US bombing kills Afghan children
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le 2003 Dec 7 - 9:26am
News-Current (En) | Afghanistan | USA (États-Unis) | ::Justice inter. (DIH):: | Media: commercial

Nouvelles / News BBC: US forces have admitted mistakenly killing nine children when they bombed a target in southern Afghanistan.

US military spokesman Major Christopher West said they had acted on information that a suspected terrorist was at a house near the city of Ghazni.

Siriel-Media: When reading this article, we suggest the following question: Why not simply try to arrest suspects instead of bombing their houses? Is such destruction instead of arrest really compatible with lawful process?

Other cases admitted by US forces :
Dec 2001: 65 killed in bombing of convoy of tribal elders
April 2002: Four Canadian soldiers killed
July 2002: 48 killed when bomb hits wedding party
April 2003: 11 killed by bomb in village of Shkin
Dec 2003: Nine children killed by bomb near Ghazni

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/3297575.stm

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World leaders 'neglecting Aids' (BBC) - UN Secretary General very critical statements
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le 2003 Nov 28 - 7:00am
Cause mondiale | Reflections (En) | ::Droits humains:: | ::Nations Unies:: | Media: commercial

Sub-title: Africa has been worst hit by Aids
The world is losing the war against Aids, United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan has warned.

This is an incredible interview: Kofi Annan is very explicit and expresses clear outrage. He says, for example "It does indicate a certain incredible callousness that one would not have expected in the 21st century" or "I feel angry, I feel distressed, I feel helpless... to live in a world where we have the means, we have the resources, to be able to help all these patients - what is lacking is the political will."

Source: BBC. You can also listen to the interview.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/3244564.stm

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NGOs launch cluster bomb campaign
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le 2003 Nov 13 - 2:41pm
Cause mondiale | News-Current (En) | •Activ. & Actions | •Devoir de protéger | Media: commercial

Non-governmental organisations from around the world have launched a campaign against cluster bombs.
...
It comes place ahead of negotiations in Geneva on a new protocol to the UN Convention on Conventional Weapons.

Eighty NGOs are involved in the Cluster Munition Coalition CMC, including Landmine Action and Human Rights Watch.

By Geraldine Coughlan
BBC correspondent at The Hague

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/3265859.stm

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MSF: Le régime nord-coréen bloque l'aide aux plus pauvres
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le 2003 Nov 10 - 3:14am
Réflexions (Fr) | Corée du Nord | ::Droits humains:: | Communique

ENGLISH version: MSF: North Korea's regime blocks aid to the poorest

Il s'agit d'un extrait du discours d'acceptation de Médecins Sans Frontières pour le prix Nobel de la paix (Oslo, Norvège, Décembre 1999). Mais il est malheureusement encore d'actualité: la dictature nord-coréenne interdit aux adultes de parler et encore moins d'aider les enfants affamés de la rue.
- Michaël Lessard, admin. du Siriel-Media.

Récemment, en 1998, nous avons dû quitter la Corée du Nord, où nous avions été la première organisation humanitaire à pouvoir intervenir. Pourquoi ? Parce que nous avons compris que notre aide ne pourrait jamais être distribuée librement, et de façon indépendante des autorités. Nous avons constaté que les plus vulnérables ne pourraient pas bénéficier de l'aide alimentaire tant qu'elle serait utilisée au profit du système. Or, c'est le système lui même qui est à l'origine de la famine qui affecte des millions des personnes (soulignement ajouté). Nous devons être libre d'évaluer, de distribuer et de contrôler notre aide pour que les plus vulnérables en soient les premiers bénéficiaires. L'aide ne doit pas masquer les causes réelles de la souffrance, elle ne peut pas être un outil de politique étrangère ou de politique interne. Le cas échéant, nous considérons l'abstention comme la moins mauvaise des options. A MSF, nous nous posons constamment la question des limites et de l'ambiguïté de l'action humanitaire. Particulièrement quand l'action humanitaire se soumet, silencieusement, aux intérêts des États et des forces armées.
http://www.msf.ca/prixnobel/discours.htm

Voir aussi: Lettres de Corée - articles et nouvelles sur le site du Comité d'aide à la population nord-coréenne. http://site.voila.fr/lettredecoree/

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CONGO: La FIDH dénonce les violations des droits de l'Homme
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le 2003 Nov 7 - 3:56am
Actualités (Fr) | Congo-Brazzaville | Congo-Kinshasa (RDC) | ::Droits humains:: | ::Justice inter. (DIH):: | Media: non profit

BRAZZAVILLE, le 7 novembre (IRIN) – Sidiki Kaba, président de la Fédération internationale de la ligue des droits de l’homme (FIDH), a dénoncé jeudi lors d’une conférence de presse dans la capitale de la République du Congo, Brazzaville, les violations des droits humains dans ce pays.
“Les guerres civiles sont à l’origine de toutes les catégories de violations des droits de l’Homme,” a déclaré M. Kaba. “Toutes les personnes impliquées dans ces forfaits doivent répondre devant la justice,” a-t-il poursuivi.
M. Kaba a dénoncé “l’amnistie sélective” accordée par les autorités congolaises aux anciens miliciens Ninjas responsables d’exactions lors des guerres civiles dans le département du Pool (sud-est du pays).

>>>Pour lire l’article

Voir aussi sur le site de la FIDH:

www.fidh.org/afriq/congoind.htm

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Blair/Uzbekistan: moral case for war – but backs a dictator who boils prisoners to death
Envoyé par Siriel Admin
le 2003 Oct 28 - 8:04pm
Reflections (En) | Grande Bretagne (R-U) | Ouzbekistan | USA (États-Unis) | •Antidémocratie | •Propagande mensongère | Media: commercial

Tony Blair’s New Friend
He made the moral case for war – but backs a dictator who boils prisoners to death


Nouvelles / News By George Monbiot. Published in the Guardian 28th October 2003

Link-source: www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,3604,1072313,00.html
or the author’s web site: www.monbiot.com

The British and US governments gave three reasons for going to war with Iraq. The first was to extend the war on terrorism. The second was to destroy its weapons of mass destruction before they could be deployed. The third was to remove a brutal regime, which had tortured and murdered its people.
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HRW: Post-war Civilian Deaths in Baghdad Caused by U.S. Forces
Envoyé par Siriel Admin
le 2003 Oct 22 - 7:38pm
News-Current (En) | Irak | USA (États-Unis) | ::Justice inter. (DIH):: | Communique

Human Rights Watch—New York Report

Hearts and Minds: Post-war Civilian Deaths in Baghdad Caused by U.S. Forces

www.hrw.org/reports/2003/iraq1003/index.htm

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Current situation and policy proposals: Iraq after the 2003 invasion and over 12 years of comprehensive trade sanctions
Envoyé par Siriel Admin
le 2003 Oct 15 - 4:28am
News-Current (En) | Canada & Québec | Irak | •Causes & solutions | •Démocratie | ::Droits humains:: | ::Justice inter. (DIH):: | ::Nations Unies:: | Original Siriel-Media

IRAQ AFTER THE 2003 INVASION AND OVER 12 YEARS OF COMPREHENSIVE TRADE SANCTIONS
HOW WE CAN HELP THE PEOPLE OF IRAQ
The current situation & policy proposals.

© Michaël Lessard
MA International Relations (ongoing)

Student at the Master’s in International Relations (conc. International development) at Laval University (Quebec City).  Michaël Lessard has been passionate about the suffering of the people of Iraq since 1997 and focuses on human rights and International Humanitarian Law.  He visited Iraq in May 2002 with Veterans For Peace (US).  He has given many conferences and interviews about the Iraqi crisis in 2003 in Quebec (Canada) and is a member of many citizen-based coalitions and networks advocating for policies that could put an end to the humanitarian crisis in Iraq.  This report was written during his MA internship with a Canadian federal parliamentarian, Alexa Mcdonough (M.P. New Democratic Party).  Michaël can be reached at: web

:: CONTENT

Introduction : context and purpose of this paper

Political process towards elections and an Iraqi democratic constitution:
How Canada could help respect the democratic rights of the Iraqi nation as a whole

Humanitarian and economic crisis

Human rights and security under the occupation of Iraq:
Why international police assistance is crucial and urgent

Rule of law and justice for all as the true solution for the democratization and stabilization of Iraq and as crucial for reconstruction

Conclusion
Summary of proposed policy to UN member States
References

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Seeing the Iraqi People
Envoyé par Siriel Admin
le 2003 Oct 9 - 5:32pm
Reflections (En) | Irak | •Causes & solutions | •Sanctions-blocus | •Soc: Associations | •Souffrance collective | Media: non profit

by Ramzi Kysia
Published on Thursday, October 9, 2003 by www.CommonDreams.org


It would be impossible for me to overstate or exaggerate the devastation that has been imposed on Iraq, and the most troubling, consistent, and unacceptable reason for this devastation has been the failure of the international community, over long decades, to see the Iraqi people. International policy toward Iraq has never been made with the desires and interests of the Iraqi people at heart, and our advocacy today is just as blind.

Opposition slogans such as "End the Occupation Now!," or "Bring Our Troops Home," may be emotionally satisfying, but - like our governments' policies - our protests at home reflect little on the reality of daily life in Iraq.

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The shame of Guantanamo: America's Cuban detention camp is against the democratic ideals for which it stands
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le 2003 Sep 30 - 7:48pm
News-Current (En) | Afghanistan | Canada & Québec | USA (États-Unis) | •Démocratie | ::Droits humains:: | Media: commercial

Nouvelles / News Source: Calgary Herald (Section: Comment), Sept. 30, 2003, p.A15.

By: Bill Warden (retired Canadian diplomat)*

Summary :
In the worst tradition of the repressive dictatorships that were a blight on the Americas for so many years, the Guantanamo detainees are without access to lawyers, their families or the courts. Children as young as 13 are reported by Amnesty International to be among the prisoners.

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Les USA boycottent l’interdiction des essais nucléaires : les ONG appellent au boycott des USA
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le 2003 Sep 9 - 5:53pm
Actualités (Fr) | Cause mondiale | •Activ. & Actions | Media: non profit


L’article est disponible sur le CMAQ

www.cmaq.net/fr/node.php?id=13284



For an English version: motherearth.org

www.motherearth.org/nuke/ctbt1.php

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The UN failed the Iraqi people; by former UN Chief-Denis Halliday
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le 2003 Août 31 - 4:42pm
Reflections (En) | Irak | •Démocratie | •Sanctions-blocus | ::Nations Unies:: | Media: non profit

September 5, 2003

DENIS HALLIDAY is the former United Nations (UN) coordinator of humanitarian aid for Iraq. After 30 years working at the UN, Halliday resigned in 1998 to protest the impact of UN-imposed sanctions, which each month killed 5,000 Iraqi children under the age of five, by the UN's own statistics.

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