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Fourth Geneva Convention

A Bad End to a Bad Year

James Zogby | Posted 01.03.2015 | Politics
James Zogby

On December 17, 2014, representatives of 126 countries who had endorsed the Fourth Geneva Convention Relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War (Convention) met at the invitation of the Swiss government and, by consensus, passed a 10 point Declaration.

The Bipartisan Congressional Attack on Human Rights and International Law

Stephen Zunes | Posted 01.13.2015 | Politics
Stephen Zunes

Leading Democrats in Washington have joined Republicans in claiming that the people killed and the dwellings destroyed from Israeli bombing and shelling were legitimate acts of self-defense against military targets and dismissing reports by reputable Israeli and international human rights groups saying otherwise.

Freezing Settlement Construction a Defining Test of Israel's Intentions

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

For ordinary Palestinians as well as negotiators the demand that Israel completely freeze all settlement construction has become the real test of whether Israel is serious about peace.