War Crimes in Ukraine: Time for a People’s Tribunal?

The idea of trying Putin for war crimes is “trending” in social media, and some politicians like Joe Biden[1], German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier [2] and even some professors of international law are already concocting possible scenarios.

War Crimes in Ukraine: Time for a People’s Tribunal?

H/T: Alfred de Zayas’ Human Rights Corner

Suspending Russia: A Precedent that Undermines the Credibility of the Human Rights Council

April 8, 2022 BY ALFRED DE ZAYAS

On 7 April the UN General Assembly decided to suspend Russia’s membership in the Human Rights Council. This establishes a destructive precedent not only for the future of the Human Rights Council, but for the future of other United Nations institutions.

Suspending Russia: A Precedent that Undermines the Credibility of the Human Rights Council

Related:

YouTube: UN Vote Russia out of Human Rights Council – No Investigation, No Impartial Ruling (via The New Atlas)

Russia’s Exclusion from the Human Rights Council Sets a Dangerous Precedent

Ukraine: NATO Bloc Has Neither Moral Authority Nor Credibility to Judge Russia, Ex-UN Expert Says

Ukraine: NATO Bloc Has Neither Moral Authority Nor Credibility to Judge Russia, Ex-UN Expert Says

In this sense, Russia had reason to feel threatened and could invoke pertinent provisions of the Helsinki Final Act of 1975. As an American, who feels vicariously responsible for decisions of my government, my heart goes out to the people of Ukraine and of the Donbass. It is a disgrace that the Ukrainians have been abused and misused by NATO, sacrificed on the altar of imperial geopolitics.

H/T: The Blame Game: Who Are We to Believe is Responsible for the Situation in Ukraine Over the Past 8 years?

Related:

The US should compromise on Nato to save Ukraine

It is easy to understand why. The US would not be very happy were Mexico to join a China-led military alliance, nor was it content when Fidel Castro’s Cuba aligned with the USSR 60 years ago.

NATO as religion

By: Alfred de Zayas January 24, 2022

Link to original article: https://www.counterpunch.org/2022/01/24/nato-as-religion/

The US/NATO/Ukraine/Russia controversy is not entirely new. We already saw the potential of serious trouble in 2014 when the US and European states interfered in the internal affairs of Ukraine and covertly/overtly colluded in the coup d’état against the democratically elected President of Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovych, because he was not playing the game assigned to him by the West. Of course, our media hailed the putsch as a “colour revolution” with all the trappings of democracy.

NATO as religion