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Alors que la 🇨🇭#Suisse est toujours à la recherche de son/sa prochain/e Procureur/e général/e, qui mènera notamment la politique pénale en matière de crimes internationaux, il est important de rappeler à quel point la Suisse est à la traîne dans ce domaine.
Une récente interpellation parlementaire de @roduitbenjamin a débouché sur une réponse sous forme de pure langue de bois.
À la question par exemple de savoir combien de procureurs travaillaient sur les crimes internationaux, les autorités fédérales...
...n’ont même pas daigner donner un chiffre!
En comparaison européenne toutefois, il convient de rappeler que:
➡️ en 🇸🇪#Suède, l'unité des crimes internationaux dispose de plus de 30 collaborateurs. Et réussit à enquêter sur plus de 50 dossiers!
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After the historic verdict rendered yesterday in 🇩🇪#Germany, it is essential to remember that such judgments do not pop out of nowhere. To get there you need to have:
➡️ A solid legal framework enacted by parliament
➡️ Specialised #warcrimes units (investigators & prosecutors), endowed with sufficient resources
➡️ NGOs with the capacity to investigate, file complaints and/or support and represent victims
➡️ Courageous victims, sometimes ready to take significant risks as they step forward
➡️ A procedure fully respecting the rights of the accused and a fair trial that will legitimise the process and the verdict, whatever the outcome.

With respect to the war crimes units, proactive approaches do yield results.
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A thread about US Presidents...
George Washington remains the ONLY President not to live in the Legendary WHITE HOUSE... #pioneer #America #WhiteHouse #Washington #POTUS Image
John Adams was the First Vice-President and the First President of the Inited States to occupy the White House... He was privileged to see his son (John Quincy Adams) become President as well. #johnadams #UShistory #Whitehouse #POTUS #POTUS2 #July4 #Federalist #USNavy Image
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Monday’s FEMINIST GIANT Newsletter brings you news from #Liberia #Indonesia, #Afghanistan, #France, #Ireland and #India, and includes info about #SexWorkerPride Day.

Sign up 👉🏽 The March for Justice from Patriarchal Fuckery is Global by @monaeltahawy…
Also in Monday’s FEMINIST GIANT Newsletter: Angela Chen’s new book Ace: What Asexuality Reveals About Desire, Society, and the Meaning of Sex by journalist, which is out Sept. 15.… Image
In #France a government official’s attempts to ban an essay called “Moi les hommes, je les déteste” (I Hate Men) over its “incitement to hatred on the grounds of gender” has sent sales of the feminist pamphlet skyrocketing.… Image
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Live with @DrTedros from the WHO weekly Member States information session on #COVID19…
"The #COVID19 pandemic has left no country untouched. It has humbled all of us"-@DrTedros
"It is often said that disease knows no borders. It does not care about our political differences, and it disregards the distinctions we draw between health and economy, lives and livelihoods.
The #COVID19 pandemic has disrupted them all"-@DrTedros
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Some excellent research has been published over the past few years on #policing and #militarisation that, given the recent events in the #US (and beyond), and subsequent debates on policing, deserves to be curated. A thread on some relevant scholarship from around the world. 1/n
Let's begin with the #US, where @Peterkraska has guided much of the contemporary research on the militarisation of civilian policing. Here's an article by Kapeller & Kraska on normalising police militarisation (a response to Garth den Heyer’s critique)… 2/n
den Heyer had challenged the works of Kraska and others who showed how policing was becoming more militarised in the #US. den Heyer argued instead that the establishment of SWAT/PPUs was ‘a natural progression’ in the evolution of American policing:…) 3/n
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"The sooner #China was included into the international community, the earlier it would learn to play along with international norms, the argument went. But, China’s current measures indicate otherwise. International norms are the ones being played."…
"China’s attempts to make the @UN a tool for achieving its hegemonic ambition would erode the institution’s trustworthiness from within and render international cooperation parochial."
"China’s approach to international cooperation would defeat the UN’s purpose to settle distributional conflicts since, very soon, other stakeholders would realize that cooperation is a cloak for advancing China’s national interests."
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We have #PPE shortages even in the wealthiest country in the world. On the bright side, the incredible, global maker community has created an explosion of different #faceshield designs for #covid19. Why choose the @dtm_tweets DtM-v3 #faceshield?
It is the first #faceshield to be recommended by the U.S National Institutes of Health @NIH #3dprint exchange.…
Spark Health Design partnered with @dtm_tweets to apply our experience designing medical devices for low-resource settings to a reusable #faceshield for #covid19. It is the work of over 80 volunteers including experts from @Boeing, @Microsoft, @Harborviewmc, @uwdfab, and more.
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About 60% of newly emerged & re-emerging pathogens share a common origin: #animals. When we cut down the forests where they live, they roost in our backyards & farms instead. #OneHealth @dirgarambe @mdkimhsdubai @Virologist_11
@dirgarambe @mdkimhsdubai @Virologist_11 #Marburg #virus 1970s-80s: cases in #SouthAfrica & #Kenya. 1998: 2nd biggest outbreak - 154 cases in the #DRCongo. 2005: biggest outbreak - #Angola with 374 cases with 329 deaths (fatality rate: 88%). 2017: outbreak in #Uganda contained through early detection & response.
@dirgarambe @mdkimhsdubai @Virologist_11 #Ebola #virus 2014–16: #outbreak started in #Guinea & moved to #SierraLeone #Liberia - largest since the virus was first discovered in 1976. Current 2018-19 outbreak in eastern #DRCongo (#Zaire species) - highly complex, with insecurity adversely affecting #publichealth response.
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UN noon briefing from which Inner City Press is banned for 555th day by corrupt censor UNSG @AntonioGuterres, Inner City Press has submitted Qs on Uganda @HEBobiWine, #Liberia, #China / #Kazakhstan, UN rapes, #Cameroon, #DPRK/Griffith - no answers at all. thread
@antonioguterres @HEBobiwine @MatthewLeeICP @FUNCA_info @silas_atefor @AdamShawNY @SaraCarterDC @kristina_wong @allimadi Banned Inner City Press asked On #Uganda on which you have refused Inner City Press' questions this year, what are the belated comments and actions if any of SG Guterres on the arrest of the Uganda’s most high-profile opposition member, @HEBobiWine?
@antonioguterres @HEBobiwine @MatthewLeeICP @FUNCA_info @silas_atefor @AdamShawNY @SaraCarterDC @kristina_wong @allimadi Banned Inner City Press asked January 9-2: On #SouthSudan, what are the comments and actions if any of SG Gutteres on the human rights sanctions against South Sudanese First Vice President Taban Deng Gai? The U.S. Treasury Department sanctioned Deng on Wednesday
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What's looming for the legal #immigration system in 2020? Here's a forecast from the @chooseboundless team. (Spoiler alert: Nothing good...)…
@chooseboundless Let me revise that — some good (and potentially good) #immigration news is on the horizon for 2020.

For example, thousands of #immigrants from #Liberia suddenly find themselves able to apply for green cards this year (and ultimately #citizenship).…
@chooseboundless And the dream of green cards for some 800,000 (mostly) Indian immigrants is still alive — if in 2020 Congress can broker a compromise that Trump will sign into law.

cc @FrescoLeon @immivoice #S386…
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Worldwide more than 140,000 people died from #measles in 2018: new WHO and @CDCgov estimates.

Most deaths occurred among children under 5 years of age.

Babies and very young children are at greatest risk from #measles infections, with potential complications including pneumonia and encephalitis (a swelling of the brain), as well as lifelong disability - permanent brain damage, blindness or hearing loss
Recently published evidence shows that contracting the #measles virus can have further long-term health impacts, with the virus damaging the immune system’s memory for months or even years following infection
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A palpable revival of #UniversalJurisdiction is underway in Europe.
Here are 7 examples of recent important activities (trials, arrests, investigations) that have taken place only in the last few weeks.
There are certainly more that I am unaware of.
And certainly more to come.
1. #Sweden
>> Arrest of an Iranian national allegedly involved in the #1988Massacre of thousands of detainees. First ever #UniversalJurisdiction case on #Iran to go ahead.…
2. #Belgium
>> The trial of a #Rwandan man accused of having participated in the 1994 #genocide of the Tutsi minority is currently underway.…
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In UN noon briefing Inner City Press is banned from for 482nd day by UNSG @AntonioGuterres, @UN_Spokesperson Haq is reading press releases; has not answered for 1 week on child rape, nor on #Honduras Madgeleno, #Cameroon, #China, Guterres waste - thread
@antonioguterres @UN_Spokesperson @MatthewLeeICP @FUNCA_info @silas_atefor @Drt641 @AdamShawNY @SaraCarterDC @kristina_wong Banned Inner City Press asked On #Honduras, what are the comments and actions of @AntonioGuterres on the video taped killed of Magdeleno, whose notebooks were used to convict Presidential brother Tony Hernandez in the @SDNYLIVE court this month?
@antonioguterres @UN_Spokesperson @MatthewLeeICP @FUNCA_info @silas_atefor @Drt641 @AdamShawNY @SaraCarterDC @kristina_wong @sdnylive @notibomba @diarioelheraldo @frank_pacheco @molinafm In UN noon briefing not one of @AntonioGuterres @UN_Spokesperson Haq's press releases was about Al Baghdadi. When dutifully asked, Haq says Guterres "took note" of the death. But nothing on Honduras killing of Magdeleno after his notebooks exposed Hernandez' / JOH
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Here is the UN press briefing room today for the noon briefing that @AntonioGuterres has banned Inner City Press from for the 456th day; his @UN_Spokesperson @StephDujarric has not answered any of ICP's written Qs on #Cameroon, corruption, China, etc - thread
@antonioguterres @UN_Spokesperson @StephDujarric @MatthewLeeICP @FUNCA_info @silas_atefor @JencaBenca @LeniDiamond @AdamShawNY @SaraCarterDC Banned Inner City Press this morning asked: On #Liberia and accountability or impunity, what are the comments and actions if any of the SG that Liberian president and former football star George Weah has expressed his reluctance to establish a war crimes court?
@antonioguterres @UN_Spokesperson @StephDujarric @MatthewLeeICP @FUNCA_info @silas_atefor @JencaBenca @LeniDiamond @AdamShawNY @SaraCarterDC Banned Inner City Press asked, On UN impunity, what is the UN's response to the cert petition filed with the US Supreme Court for the UN having brought cholera to #Haiti & killed 10,000+ people but left people nearly entirely unrecompensed?…
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@EricHolder has asked an important question:

#When was #America #ever #great?

I realize that there is a nearly unavoidable tendency to snort and spew one's coffee when they hear or read his question for the first time. But, honestly, isn't it worth the exercise to answer it?
So, @EricHolder, I'm going to do just that, and I'm going to ask my ragtag bag of followers and detractors to contribute as well.

I'm going to offer my evidence of moments of American greatness. And I'm going to ask those that read this thread to do the same.
But wait!

There's more!

I'm going to ask my detractors and antagonists (are you seeing this @fedupaton) to contribute as well, and will welcome from them both moments of greatness and moments of shame.
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