General Comment No. 37 by the U.N. Human Rights Committee, the treaty body monitoring compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), was released on Wednesday, July 29. As usual, the General Comment is an interpretive document related to one of the human rights covered by the Covenant, in this case the right to freedom of assembly, ICCPR Article 21. Other treaty bodies acting under different U.N. human rights treaties also issue General Comments or General Recommendations, but amongst them, the Human Rights Committee is most faithful to the idea of crafting its General Comments in
The conversation, overheard and recorded by someone in the room, ranged from a discussion about Anthony Tata, the retired Army brigadier general whose nomination for a top Pentagon policy position has become complicated, to Mr. Trump’s desire to preserve the name of Robert E. Lee, a Confederate general, on a military base.
“We’re gonna keep the name of Robert E. Lee?” Mr. Trump asked Mr. Inhofe, 85, who sat at Trattoria Alberto, a Capitol Hill Italian restaurant that is a favorite haunt of Washington Republicans, as he took the call. Mr. Inhofe put the phone to his ear but put
You’re fired!” America cried well before Donald Trump became president, when he was a mere candidate running for the job. The cry grew louder as Trump trampled the Constitution, defied the rule of law and broke norms sacred to America during its 250-odd year history. It took a global pandemic to prove just how disastrous was the administration Trump had installed over three years.
The brazen renegade Trump drew adherents as any flamboyant daredevil does. Once in office on a technicality assisted by foreign powers as yet unknown, Trump used the vast powers of his office to lasso conservatives into
In view of the worrying surge of SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19 or the new Coronavirus) the world over with the worst affected country USA having a second wave and in India, Brazil and others the infections going unabated desperation for treatment measures is growing all the time. Besides, the World Health Organization (WHO) has been consistently maintaining that possibility of having a vaccine is at least one and half years away. The WHO has also maintained that there is no proven cure for COVID-19 so far. The basic reason that justifies such kind of desperation is that this virus is far more