This action might not be possible to undo. Are you sure you want to continue?
Transnational issues and approaches
Lecture 5 Monday January 31 2011 PEACE ST 2B03/LABR ST 2W03/WOMEN’S ST 2A03: Human Rights and Social Justice Dr Colin Salter, Centre for Peace Studies, McMaster University
The Ottawa Convention Dublin/Oslo Accord
The Ottawa Treaty
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Mine Ban Treaty Social Justice ‘International civil society’
The World Social Forum
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‘another world is possible’ Inclusive? A spectacle?
Dublin/Oslo Accord Agreed to by more than 100 states
Reports of the Israeli army using cluster munitions is an obvious propaganda of Hezbollah and other organizations who do not know what is actually going on.
Arkady Milman, Ambassador of Israel to the Russian Federation, 26 July 20061
We try to minimize their use. We only use them in designated areas that have been closed even by Hezbollah itself.”
Major General Benny Gantz, Commander of Israel’s ground forces, 26 July 2006
What we did was insane and monstrous, we covered entire towns in cluster bombs.”
Head of an IDF rocket unit, Haaretz daily newspaper, Israel, 12 September 2006
Discuss some of the Humanitarian implications of land mines and cluster munitions
How can we approach (and challenge) the effectiveness of cluster munitions, from a military perspective?
Citations & further reading
Maude Barlow & Tony Clarke (2001) Global Showdown: How the New Activists Are Fighting Global Corporate Rule, Toronto: Stoddart. Charlo e Lindsey (2001) Women Facing War: ICRC Study on the Impact of Armed Con ict on Women, International Commi ee of the Red Cross (ICRC). Executive Summary available online h p://www.unhcr.org/refworld/pd d/46e943750.pdf Charlo e Lindsey (2003) Women Facing War: Special Report, International Commi ee of the Red Cross (ICRC). Available online h p://www.corecentre.co.in/Database/Docs/DocFiles/women_war.pdf Owen Worth & Karen Buckley (2009) ' e World Social Forum: postmodern prince or court jester?', ird World Quarterly, Vol. 30, No. 4, pp. 649-661
Mike Konopacki. 2000. ‘If there was justice in the world‘, 2000 — http://www.veggies.org.uk/calendar/2000.htm ‘Human Rights Champions’, 2001 — http://invisiblecollege.weblog.leidenuniv.nl/2007/03/11/who-wants-to-be-thenew-human-rights-cha ‘Which do you pet, which do you eat?‘ — http://www.meatout.org/action/outreach.htm Shane T. McCoy, ‘Detainees at Camp X-Ray’, 11 January 2002. Image in the domain image — http:// en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Camp_x-ray_detainees.jpg World Social Forum banner. ‘World Social Forum 2008: A Global Call for Action Another World Is (Still) Possible’, Alliance 21 — http://www.alliance21.org/2003/article3291.html
United Nations (2005) ‘kick-off’: If there were landmines here, would you stand for them anywhere? [TV Advertisement].http://www.stoplandmines.org/slm/index.html