Friday, October 20, 2023

CRS – International War Crimes

“I'd rather regret the things I've done than regret the things I haven't done.” ...  even days like 20 Oct 1984 or  20 October 2005

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CRS – International War Crimes

LSB10747| International Atrocity Crimes and Their Domestic Counterparts – LSB10747 Download LSB10747 PDF – Stephen P. Mulligan, May 25, 2022: “…In 2014, the United Nations defined atrocity crimes as
genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes. International law also criminalizes related conduct that can take place in wartime, such as torture and the crime of aggression. Some, but not all, of these offenses have counterparts in the United States’ criminal code…”

LSB10709|War Crimes: A Primer – LSB10709 Download LSB10709 PDF Versions – Jennifer K. Elsea, Mar 30, 2023: “This Legal Sidebar addresses the sources and content of the law of war, also known as the law of armed conflict or international humanitarian law (IHL) as it pertains to war crimes that occur in an international armed conflict. IHL applies to the conduct of war; it does not address the legality of the war itself..”

LSB10704| The Role of International Tribunals in the Response to the Invasion of Ukraine – LSB10704 Download LSB10704 PDF Versions – Stephen P. Mulligan – Mar 22, 2023: “…Since the initial invasion, Ukrainian officials and third-party observers have reported evidence of alleged atrocity crimes perpetrated by Russian personnel on a regular basis. This Sidebar addresses the role of international tribunals in addressing issues involving international humanitarian and human rights law.”

Don’t believe everything you see and hear about Israel and Palestine

Vox: “After Hamas militants launched a surprise attack on Israel on October 7, killing at least 1,000 and taking at least 150 hostages, and Israel declared war against Hamas and retaliated, photographs and videos of violence flooded out of the region and onto social media. Some of the images were posted by victims on the ground at the attacks. Some were reportedly seeded by Hamas, but others were years old, taken from conflict zones in other parts of the world, or even from a fictional video game. For the average internet user, knowing what information to trust online has never been more challenging. As someone who has covered misinformation through dozens of major news events, I know that people flock to social media during a crisis for many reasons. Maybe it’s because the mainstream news doesn’t feel fast or immediate enough, or because the crisis has put them or someone close to them in harm’s way and they need help. Perhaps they want to see and share and say something that captures the reality of an important moment in time because they don’t know what else to do when the world is on fire. Misinformation and manipulation often spread for the same reasons, slipping into the feeds of those who believe it can’t hurt to share a startling video or gruesome photograph or call for aid, even if they’re not sure of the reliability of the source….

Learn To Sift: The SIFT method, developed by digital literacy expert Mike Caulfield, is a good framework for learning how to evaluate emotionally charged or outrage-inducing online posts in the middle of an unfolding crisis. There are two reasons I like it: First, it’s adaptable to a lot of situations. And second, the goal here isn’t a full fact-check. SIFT is meant to be a quick series of checks that anyone can do in order to decide how much of your attention to give what you’re seeing and whether you feel comfortable sharing a post with others….”