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UN Charter: After 75 years, a stress test for global ideals

When delegates from 50 states signed the founding charter of the United Nations, the world was still grappling with the ravages of WWII. Today, the ideals they signed up to are undergoing an unprecedented stress test. It was a controversial speech with an unmistakable message to the international community. "The…
bubmag
June 25, 2020
Genocide

Sovereignty

1. A Definition of Sovereignty In his classic, The King’s Two Bodies (1957), medievalist Ernst Kantorowicz describes a profound transformation in the concept of political authority over the course of the Middle Ages. The change began when the concept of the body of Christ evolved into a notion of two…
bubmag
June 22, 2020
Genocide

‘No uncertainty’: Ruling party set to win Serbia elections

Voting has started in Serbia's parliamentary elections in which President Aleksandar Vucic's Serbian Progressive Party (SNS) is expected to emerge as the winner. More than 6.5 million people are eligible to vote in the parliamentary, provincial and local elections that were postponed from the scheduled April 26 date due to the…
bubmag
June 21, 2020
Genocide

The outcry over ‘both sides’ journalism

I have never believed much in the notion of journalistic “objectivity.” We all bring our individual sensibilities to bear on what we write. Great journalism involves the head and the heart, the lucidity to think and the passion to feel, the two in balance. If you have lived a privileged…
bubmag
June 16, 2020
Genocide

Croatian fans detained over vulgar anti-Serbian banner

A vulgar message directed at "Serbian women and children" prompted Croatian police to detain several fans of Dinamo Zagreb football club. The fans also displayed symbols of the pro-Nazi Ustasha militia. Croatian officials slammed an anti-Serb incident that saw a group of youths display a banner in the capital Zagreb reading:…
bubmag
June 13, 2020
Genocide

‘Stand strong’ for justice over impunity, Security Council hears

In tackling the myriad global challenges posed by COVID-19, the world must not ignore the perils of endemic hatred and division, and instead, “stand strong” in the face of those who favour impunity over justice, a senior UN judge told the Security Council on Monday.  Carmel Agius, President of the International Residual…
bubmag
June 8, 2020
Genocide

Briefing Security Council on Residual Mechanism, Senior Officials Highlight Recent Arrest of High-Profile Fugitive, Note Court’s Work to Continue into 2021

The International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals — the successor to two dedicated courts for war crimes committed in Rwanda and the former Yugoslavia — saw major strides forward in recent months, including capturing a high-profile fugitive sought for more than 20 years, its senior officials told the Security Council during…
bubmag
June 8, 2020