Jared Genser

Entries by Jared Genser

Our Response to Syria Must Be Effective, But Also Legal

(39) Comments | Posted August 30, 2013 | 5:30 PM

Ottawa and Washington -- The pictures and video of children, women, and men murdered or suffering from neuro-toxic symptoms from the attacks in eastern Damascus on August 21 has sparked outrage around the world. While Western powers have now concluded the use of chemical weapons is undeniable -- and that...

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A Growing Movement to Support Liu Xiaobo

(1) Comments | Posted December 7, 2012 | 3:17 PM

On December 10, 2010, a Nobel Peace Prize was quietly placed on the seat of an empty blue chair in Oslo in honor of its absent recipient, Dr. Liu Xiaobo. At the time, Dr. Liu sat in a prison cell while his wife, Liu Xia, was prevented from leaving home...

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Free Liu Xiaobo

(3) Comments | Posted October 8, 2012 | 5:24 PM

Two years ago today, the Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded its Peace Prize to the imprisoned Chinese intellectual and democracy activist Dr. Liu Xiaobo in recognition of "his long and non-violent struggle for fundamental human rights in China." As we mark this anniversary and look forward to November's leadership transition in...

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The Maldives: Small Country, Big Principle at Stake

(13) Comments | Posted February 29, 2012 | 10:43 AM

Mention the Maldives, and an image of an idyllic holiday paradise, clear blue water, pristine beaches and luxury resorts comes to mind. The Indian Ocean archipelago with a population of little more than 300,000 rarely features on the world's political agenda. On February 7, however, the tiny nation was gripped...

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The US Must Do More for Burma

(8) Comments | Posted June 18, 2008 | 10:33 AM

WASHINGTON -- Six weeks after Cyclone Nargis hit Burma, more than one million people severely affected by the storm have yet to receive any food, water, or shelter, and the so-called "second wave" of dying from disease, thirst, and hunger has begun in earnest. In the aftermath of the cyclone,...

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