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Irwin Cotler

Irwin Cotler

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Irwin Cotler, a former minister of justice, attorney general, and member of Parliament of Canada, is Canada’s Special Envoy on Preserving Holocaust Remembrance and Combatting Antisemitism. He served as Special Adviser to the Foreign Minister on the creation of the International Criminal Court and as Chair of the International Parliamentary Forum for the ICC. 

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  1. The International Criminal Court at 20
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    The International Criminal Court at 20

    Sep 2, 2022 Irwin Cotler, et al. consider the institution's track record and how it could be improved after recent setbacks.

  2. Curbing the Hate Pandemic
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    Curbing the Hate Pandemic

    Aug 10, 2021 Irwin Cotler, et al. call for targeted individual sanctions to help combat growing incitement to violence and discrimination.

  3. China’s Uyghur Genocide Is Undeniable
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    China’s Uyghur Genocide Is Undeniable

    Jun 3, 2021 Irwin Cotler & Yonah Diamond argue that the government’s actions in Xinjiang clearly breach the 1948 United Nations Genocide Convention.

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    The King of the Americans

    Steve Pincus observes that the US Supreme Court has given the president powers denied to English monarchs since James II.
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    Will Trump Benefit from the Attempt on His Life?

    Shang-Jin Wei

    Taiwan’s experience suggests that the attempted assassination of former US President Donald Trump may provide him with enough sympathy votes to return to the White House. Barring a dramatic shift, such as President Joe Biden being replaced by a more dynamic nominee, the prospects for a Democratic victory appear dim.

    draws parallels between the attack on Trump and the incident that swayed the 2004 Taiwanese election.
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    Fighting Climate Change Requires a Different Mindset

    Sonia Guajajara thinks the rest of the world can learn a lot from how indigenous peoples relate to nature.
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    The Supreme Court Just Sabotaged the US Economy

    Kenneth Jacobs considers the implications of a decision that will hobble federal rulemaking and unleash a wave of litigation.
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    Gen Z’s Growing Consumer Power

    Wolfgang Fengler explains how the generation’s enormous economic potential will unfold over the next two decades.
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    Why Is China’s Consumption Rate So Low?

    Zhang Jun thinks Chinese households are spending more than official data indicate, but that more support is needed.
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    South Korea Is Caught in the Crossfire of the US-China Trade War

    Anne O. Krueger warns that America’s recent policy shifts could jeopardize a critical strategic alliance in East Asia.
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    What to Do About the Taliban’s Gender Apartheid

    Gordon Brown proposes how international pressure can be brought to bear to reverse the regime's ban on girls' education.
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    What Labour Needs to Succeed

    Mariana Mazzucato & Sarah Doyle share lessons from other countries about how to implement an effective industrial strategy.

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