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EU Partners with Israeli War-crime Financier
The European Union is expanding its partnership with Bank Leumi, a major financier of Israeli settler colonies on Palestinian land in the occupied West Bank.     The EU claims to oppose Israel’s construction of settlements in the occupied territories, a war crime.   However, on Monday, Emanuele Giaufret, the EU ambassador in Tel Aviv,
Source Ali Abunimah, Electronic Intifada (21 May 2019)
 
HIC Urges Clarity on UN Habitat Civic Engagement
Habitat International Coalition has issued an open letter to UN Habitat Executive Director Maimunah Mohammed Sharif, calling for clarity in the intended—and indispensable—cooperation of civil society and other stakeholders with the reforming agency.   Since the UN Members States’ adoption of the “New Urban Agenda” as UN Habitat’s normative framework in 2016
Source HIC-HLRN (17 May 2019)
 
USA: Inviting More Oil-spill Disaster
Trump easing offshore drilling safety rules imposed after Deepwater Horizon explosion The new safety changes were sought by the industry but fiercely challenged by environmentalists. PORT FOURCHON LA—The Trump administration moved Thursday to give oil and gas companies more flexibility in meeting safety requirements imposed after the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon explosion,
Source Associated Press (03 May 2019)
 
Al-Haq International Law Summer School 2019!
24 June–8 July 2019   Al-Haq Center for Applied International Law is pleased to announce its Fifth International Law Summer School for post-graduate law students, legal researchers and professionals in the fields of international law and human rights. The training will take place over two weeks in Ramallah, occupied Palestinian territory
Source Al-Haq (30 April 2019)
 
Global Risks of Oil and Gas Overinvestment
Overinvestment in oil and gas creates risks for investors, regardless of whether the world is effective in tackling climate change. Either investors face assets being stranded as demand for fossil fuels falls in a transition to a low carbon economy, or the overinvestment contributes to excess emissions from fossil fuels,
Source Global Witness (24 April 2019)
 
USA: Court Challenge to Israel’s Colonies
In a First, Palestinians Challenge Israel’s Settlement Enterprise—in a US Court The challenge comes in response to a case filed by Israeli settlers against Airbnb.     Randa Wahbe is a United States citizen with West Bank residency who is studying for a PhD in anthropology at Harvard University. Over the years, the 31-year-old
Source Mairav Zonszein, The Nation (18 March 2019)
 
United Nations` Land and Conflict Guidance
Competition and control over land are among the common root causes and subjects of conflict, as well as the underlying factors hindering recovery and durable peace. Meanwhile, land has not been adequately treated in conflict management and resolution. At the same, the land and conflict nexus is only becoming more
Source HIC-HLRN (15 March 2019)
 
USA: Court Rules IFC Not Immune
SCOTUS decision in Jam et al v. International Finance Corporation (IFC) denies absolute immunity to IFC…with caveats     When it rains, it somehow pours.   February 2019 ended up being such a landmark month for international law adjudication. A day after the International Court of Justice released its landmark Chagos Advisory Opinion (finely discussed by
Source Diane Desierto, European Journal of International Law blog (28 February 2019)
 
Vanishing Biodiversity Threatens Our Food
The biodiversity that is crucial for our food and agriculture is disappearing by the day   FAO launches the first-ever global report on the state of biodiversity that underpins our food systems ROME—The first-ever report of its kind presents mounting and worrying evidence that the biodiversity that underpins our food systems is disappearing
Source FAO (23 February 2019)
 
USA: Providing Homes Cheaper than Homelessness
The most cost-effective way to help the homeless is to give them homes. Addressing housing directly is cheaper than relying on cops and emergency rooms.   Even as the national economy continues its slow-but-steady pace of improvement, data released by the Department of Housing and Urban Development in December revealed a small
Source Matthew Iglesias, Vox (20 February 2019)
 


   
 


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