By Noam Chomsky, Edward W. Said, Ramsey Clark
Via 3 separate essays, this booklet offers an in-depth research of U.S.-Arab relatives, the contradictions and outcomes of U.S. overseas coverage towards "rogue states", and the way adversarial American activities overseas clash with U.N. resolutions and overseas legislations. Noam Chomsky compares U.S. overseas coverage to that of the "rogue states" which the USA identifies as its enemies. Ramsey Clark argues that U.S. sanctions and armed forces activities opposed to Iraq are indefensible, and in violation of the common announcement of Human Rights.
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Thus, the Convention should have been one of modern history’s greatest instruments for breaking down the armour of territorial integrity and political independence, and for allowing human dignity and justice to prevail. It is no surprise that once again the wait for global justice was to be agonisingly long. As one eminent jurist in this area, William Schabas, has noted: Almost inevitably, the criminal conduct of individuals blazes a trail leading to the highest levels of government, with the result that this aspect of human rights law has been difﬁcult to promote.
Many billions of dollars have been spent and much rhetoric expended for disturbingly little result. 43 The current UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, in celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Vienna Declaration on 27 June 2013, acknowledged that some progress had been made. But she noted that while there had been signiﬁcant achievements since the historic human rights document was adopted in Vienna 20 years ago, there have also been many setbacks and ‘the magniﬁcent construction is still only half built’.
By 2009 there were nine of the same monitoring bodies. The main mechanism to drive the human rights agenda into reality under these bodies was the compulsory review of periodic reports submitted by member states. While the bodies can, for the most part, issue general comments or recommendations on the reports and compliance with the treaties, many can also consider individual communications relating to alleged violations of the treaties by ratifying states or, in the case of the Sub-Committee on Torture, establish country missions.
Acts of Aggression by Noam Chomsky, Edward W. Said, Ramsey Clark