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To mark #ODI60 anniversary we're launching a #GlobalReset Dialogue to discuss how to create more resilient, equal societies beyond #coronavirus. A brilliant opening to the conversation today: @SudanPMHamdok @MaryRobinsonCtr @rodrikdani & Noeleen Heyzer. 1/
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'Old international norms and rules of the game have been turned on their head… Global challenges require new, not outdated global responses.' @SudanPMHamdok odi.org/60/global-rese… #ODI60 #GlobalReset 2/ Image
'Covid-19 exacerbated existing inequalities but taught us that collective human behaviour matters, that government leadership matters, that science matters and that compassion and collaboration matter. ' @MaryRobinsonCtr odi.org/60/global-rese… #ODI60 #GlobalReset 3/ Image
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The fastest route to the destruction of the social fabric of Nigeria is the Culture of Impunity.

What is Impunity?
It is the “exemption from punishment or freedom from the injurious consequences of an action.”

Imagine then how horrible it is for such thing to become a Culture.
Anything that attains the height of a Culture for any society of people never happens overnight. It takes a gradual condoning of a word, thought, mindset, behavior and such like, by first a few who with the leverage of influence pull in others to their side and Culture happens.
Name every crime or misdemeanor that has become the Norm and gained “wide acceptance” in Nigeria and we can tell for a Fact that it did not just suddenly attain that status. It happened initially once, was ignored, a few others joined and did it, ignored and many others repeated.
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Civilians in the #Sahel are increasingly threatened not only by radical armed actors and ethnic self-defence groups but similarly by national armed forces in the name of #counterterrorism. Thread on a few recent publications on #Mali #Niger #Burkina:
1/ This piece underlines recent summary executions and enforced disappearances by Sahelian National security forces in the name of counterterrorism. liberation.fr/planete/2020/0…
2/ As allies of #Barkhane – and trained by #EUTM #EUCAP, Sahelian national security forces thereby contribute to a dynamic that fuels recruitment of radical actors.
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Day 3 - last day of #ICJ provisional measures hearings, #TheGambia v #Myanmar #GenocideConvention #Rohingya. First up, #TheGambia Reichler: Myanmar not denied UN #FFM conclusion of “inference of genocidal intent” or the 7 indicators; 2019 report para 224 - extreme brutality;
Quoted ASSK admission of #IHL violations; ignoring of #sexual violence; #hate narratives - commander in chief Min Aung Hlaing #Facebook page quoted; discriminatory policies including #citizenship law & NVC process; govt tolerance of hate; failure to investigate prosecute
This last one was the only point disputed by Myanmar - “what state is she talking about?” - military justice system must investigate & prosecute - difficulties admitted by ASSK; how can the #Tatmadaw hold itself accountable when top 6 commanders recommend for prosecution?
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It’s #GivingTuesday!
Here are 9 great reasons to support TRIAL.
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Reason #1: Erwin #Sperisen, former chief of police of #Guatemala, will have to serve his 15-year prison sentence for complicity in 7 cases of #extrajudicialexecutions of prisoners. So has decided #Switzerland’s Supreme Court (26 Nov.) trialinternational.org/latest-post/sw…
2. #DRC: three former militiamen, including the infamous warlord Kokodikoko, have been sentenced for #CrimesAgainstHumanity to between 15 years and life in prison. Hundreds of victims have been awarded reparations (19 Nov.) trialinternational.org/latest-post/sh…
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SARS officers in Edo State are mounting roadblocks and harassing road users under the guise of recovering stolen vehicles. Is this what Special units are deployed for? What is the work of the @PoliceNG? I asked them if there’s any report of a stolen vehicle in the area...
...that matched the description of the vehicle of the driver they were harassing but they allege I was teaching them their job. I asked if their job entails hanging about and indiscriminately accusing road users of theft of their vehicles? One of them said that’s what they do.
To put this in the right perspective. Nigeria’s SWAT team is hanging around on the highway seeking whom to victimize despite not having any distress call they are responding to. This explains the tales of woe of commuters in that state due to extortion & abduction of the innocent
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Reckoning with Jeffrey Epstein, @megangarber writes, also demands reckoning with the pop culture that surrounded him: theatlantic.com/entertainment/… "One more shameful truth Jeffrey "#Epstein symbolized: a culture that continues to write girls out of its stories" #OpDeathEaters
@megangarber “women who went to Jeffrey Epstein’s mansion as girls tend to divide their lives into two parts: life before Jeffrey & life after Jeffrey,” Brown noted.

“He ruined my life and a lot of girls’ lives,” said Michelle Licata, another of #Epstein’s alleged victims." #OpDeathEaters
@megangarber "There is no such thing as an “underage woman.” Underage women are girls. But the mistake, repeated several times since July, has been in its own way revealing." In our culture, even the word "girls" doesn't convey the truth that these are CHILDREN #OpDeathEaters
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"#OpDeathEaters #Guam #opdegod "The pastor sent the sobbing 13-year-old altar boy away with a warning:
“If you say anything to anybody, no one will believe you.” apnews.com/b8442f05def44d… #CatholicChurch
"Denton told his mother, but says she accused him of making it up. He told another priest, but that man did nothing & later turned out to be an abuser himself."

What mother in her right mind would think a 13 yr old boy would make something like that up #OpDeathEaters? #opdegod
"thousands of pages of court documents reviewed by The Associated Press, along with extensive interviews, tell a story of systemic abuse dating from the 1950s to as recently as 2013. They show a pattern of repeated collusion by predator priests" #OpDeathEaters #opdegod
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Hello @RusEmbUSA - Representative of the "cryptic" organisation #CIJA here as you can see in my profile. Glad to see you following coverage of the mounting evidence against the #SyrianRegime atrocities against its own people. @JomanaCNN @ABarnardNYT
The "extensive archive of documents" amounts to 800,000 original hard copies spanning years of Syrian military and intelligence operations to suppress, detain and torture untold thousands of men women and children. #Justice4Syria
You will remember from the good old days of #ICTY trials of our mutual "friends" #Mladic and #Karadzic that documents are the king and queen of evidence. Unshakable in the courtroom and impossible to fake en masse bit.ly/2EMHVR8
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#BananaRepublic101: Trump is a product of rampant USG #Impunity & #LackOfOversight “A call 2 action from three of Washington's premier political scholar-journalists, #OneNationAfterTrump offers the definitive work on the threat posed by the Trump presidency & how 2 counter it.
American democracy was never supposed 2 give the nation a president like #DonaldTrump. We’ve never had a president who gave rise2such widespread alarm about his lack of commitment to the institutions of self-government, 2the norms democracy requires, & 2 the need 4basic knowledge
about how gov’t works. We have never had a president who raises profound questions about his basic competence & his psychological capacity to take on the most challenging political office in the world. Yet if Trump is both a threat 2 our democracy and a product of its weaknesses,
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For many years, @DanaAir, a domestic airline operator in Nigeria, raised millions of naira through inflight donations to Sri Sai Vandana Foundation, an illegal organisation that was not registered until Oct 2018 after #TheICIR started its investigations into the airline’s charity
ABOUT halfway through the Lagos-Abuja @DanaAir flight, after serving snacks and beverage, a plea comes for passengers to donate to charity & a member of the cabin crew thereafter goes through the aisle, handing down envelopes to passengers that indicate interest
@CPCNig
#TheICIR
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1) #CIJA is proud to have supported the #German prosecutor's investigation and arrest of the first high-ranking Syrian regime official for #AtrocityCrimes @dwnews bit.ly/2N68L9M #Assad #Syria #WarCrimes
2) CIJA provided regime documents, insider statements and victims testimonials that detail the Syrian General Intelligence Directorate #torture programme parts of which overseen by the arrested Anwar R #impunity @SaraAfshar @ABarnardNYT @bentaub91
3) General Intelligence Directorate is only one of the numerous #Assad regime security intelligence services that ran and are still running a massive detention and torture apparatus @alexgwhiting @BethVanSchaack @leloveluck @MarkKersten
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You can't understand #JamalKhashoggi assassination without knowing the following:
1. The industrialized world's relationship with raw materials-producing nations like #KSA #SaudiArabia produces corruption on both sides
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2. The Arabic-speaking countries, for the most part, even if they don't depend on mineral exports, are dependent on similar relationships, often mediated through the wealth on neighboring raw materials-producing nations or security arrangements made to protect industrialized
nations' interests in the mineral-exporting nations or in the Zionist settler-colonialist project (Egypt. Jordan).

3. When thousands of youth in these nations revolted against these systems in 2011 & subsequent yrs, the industrialized world supported the regimes through military
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