Un mercenario è “un soldato disposto a vendere le sue abilità militari al miglior offerente, indipendentemente dalla causa”. / Un mercenaire est « un soldat voulant vendre ses compétences militaires au plus offrant, et pour qui la cause importe peu ». / A mercenary is ‘a soldier willing to sell his military skills to the highest bidder, no matter what the cause’. Continue reading
Imperialism, Sovereignty and the Making of International Law. / “For the discipline of international law, the relationship between the states system, colonialism and international law is something of a chicken and egg question: Which came first? Tradition suggests that international law came ‘to the colonies fully formed and ready for application, as if the colonial project simply entailed assimilating these aberrant societies into an existing, stable, “Eurocentric” system’ […] civilizing missions nowadays bare the varnish of respectability under the guise of democratization, human rights, economic liberalization and development.” Brett Bowden, University of Queensland – translated by myself.
UN- Land Rights, Critical Need to Preserve Indigenous Languages and Rights – Ms. DAVIS: “Choices about the planet have historically been made using a “win-lose” mentality and destructive and “death-producing” approaches. The planet is in peril, and each person of every race and nation is “of the earth”. Health care and gender equality were fundamental rights of American Indians and all people; however, indigenous peoples were considered conquered peoples with no voice. They had endured genocide, the exploitation of their land and resources and victimization through acculturalization. Pointing to other structures that oppressed indigenous peoples, including foreign aid, social services, prisons, the military and indigenous reservations, she went on to say that private industry had become rich on the blood of indigenous people.” entire debate here http://www.un.org/press/en/2016/hr5306.doc.htm
PERUFISH Danesa Mamani Suana (left) and Margarita Aruquipa Apaza (center) prepare a meal of freshly caught Killi Fish on a floating reed island in Lake Titicaca in Peru on March 10, 2015. Around 2000 Uros people live on the floating islands in the middle of what is the largest lake by volume of water in South America. Lake Titicaca is a major water source for many in the area and could become used as a water source by many more if other water sources such as glaciers disappear. — credit: David Wallace /The Arizona Republic
Un articolo di W. Zoungrana. Translated by myself. History of ideas and international criminal law-Third World Approaches to International Law (TWAIL) and post-colonialism. The current essay acknowledges the contribution that TWAIL made to the recent development in the theory and practice international law. Continue reading