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Irwin Cotler: Iran’s execution binge

While the eyes of the world are understandably turned toward North Africa, Iranian executions have escalated dramatically. Human rights organizations report that in January 2011 alone, Iran has executed at least 65 people, while another 43 executions took place in…

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Irwin Cotler: The Four-Fold Iranian Threat

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1160530.html Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s Iran – as distinguished from the people of Iran, the objects of massive domestic repression – has emerged as a clear and present danger to international peace and security, regional stability and, increasingly and alarmingly, its own…

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Law professor: Hamas is a war crimes ‘case study’

http://www.jpost.com/Home/Article.aspx?id=129168 The fighting tactics and ideology of Hamas are a “case studypar excellence” of a systematic violation of international humanitarian law, according to a leading expert in international law who visited the Gaza periphery region on Tuesday. There is “almost…

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Irwin Cotler: The Goldstone Mission – Tainted to the Core

http://www.jpost.com /servlet/Satellite?cid=1249418620191&pagename=JPArticle%2FShowFull After nearly a decade of rocket-fire from Gaza targeting Israeli civilians – including armed attacks that continued and escalated for the three years after Israel withdrew from Gaza in 2005 – this year’s conflict in Gaza was nothing…

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Irwin Cotler: Making the World ‘Judenstaatrein’

http://www.jpost.com /servlet/Satellite?cid=1233304849224&pagename=JPArticle%2FShowFull Some 125 parliamentarians gathered together last week for the historic founding conference of the Interparliamentary Coalition for Combating Anti-Semitism (ICCA), brought together by a new sophisticated, globalizing, virulent and even lethal anti-Semitism reminiscent of the atmospherics of the…

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Irwin Cotler: A Leadership Role for France

http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1214132655019&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull The enduring lesson of the Holocaust – as French President Sarkozy well knows – and that of the genocides in the Balkans and Rwanda is that they occurred not simply because of the machinery of death, but because of…

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Irwin Cotler: The Double Nakba

http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1214726165071&pagename=JPost/JPArticle/ShowFull I recently addressed an annual meeting of Quebec lawyers on the topic “The Genocide Convention and Universal Declaration of Human Rights Sixty Years Later: What have we learned? What must we do?” Jews from Arab lands living in a…

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