Daily Archives: November 6, 2016


Withdraw From The ICC, Then What?

About 2 weeks ago, South Africa became the latest African country to indicate its intention to pull out of the ICC (International Criminal Court).[1] This happened just days after Burundi signed its intention to leave.[2] South Africa claimed it was leaving because being part of the ICC was incompatible with […]


New UNESCO Resolution On Jerusalem: Inflammatory?

  On October 26th, UNESCO approved the Arab-sponsored resolution on the status of conservation of the al-Haram al-Sharif/Temple Mount in Jerusalem’s Old City. Since the document refers to the holy site only by its Arab name, Israel and its allies condemn the decision as being one-sided and “inflammatory.” Indeed, the […]


Report Finds That Peacekeepers In South Sudan Failed To Protect Civilians

This week, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has fired the commander of the South Sudanese peacekeeping force. A report found that peacekeepers had failed to protect civilians in July after a break out of fighting in the country and that this failure resulted in the deaths of over a dozen […]