Monthly Archives: November 2018

The EU’s Problematic Iran Strategy

The EU’s Problematic Iran Strategy

Earlier this month at a meeting of foreign ministers in Brussels, the European Union announced support for sanctioning measures that had been put in place by the government of France, in response to Iranian terror threats. This is a step in the right direction for European policy toward the Islamic Republic of Iran, albeit a tentative one. This decision set

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Dutch government: public right to know on EU Council decision-making can be improved

Dutch government: public right to know on EU Council decision-making can be improved

Last April, the Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs, Stef Blok, addressed a letter in response to the President of the House of Representatives (Tweede Kamer) expressing appreciaton for the recommendation of the European Ombudsman on transparency of the legislative process of the Council. Mr Blok wrote: “It is with great interest that I took note of the research and recommendations

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The Khmer Rouge Tribunal’s failed mission

The Khmer Rouge Tribunal’s failed mission

In 2003 the international community helped the Cambodian government to establish a special tribunal – with the participation of the United Nations – to prosecute the most important Khmer Rouge leaders. The name given to the institution was the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC). Prosecuting those responsible for the mass killings perpetrated under the Khmer Rouge regime

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