Why Limit Human Rights Bill to Russia?

During the past few weeks, several items related to human rights have come to my attention. One involved the tragic death of whistleblower and lawyer Sergei Magnitsky, who died in the custody of Russian authorities after being detained under harsh conditions denied medical attention for nearly a year. A detailed piece concerning this particular matter … Continue reading “Why Limit Human Rights Bill to Russia?”

Drowning in the Law of the Sea

Within an hour after Israel commandos hijacked the Free Gaza Movement flotilla on the high seas and killed at least nine relief workers, Israel’s Foreign Ministry posted to its Web site a “legal background” to the attack. The short, 12-point statement makes a low-key, matter of fact argument why the law is on Israel’s side. … Continue reading “Drowning in the Law of the Sea”