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Killing Gaddafi: the death of legal justice

First it was Saddam, then bin Laden and now Gaddafi. The West gets its man but loses its humanity, says Felicity Arbuthnot.

Filed in: Conflict Libya Military Politics UN United States Violence

Peacekeeping forces fail to protect Congolese

As the LRA terrorizes the DRC, the UN’s mandate expires

Filed in: Conflict Congo, Democratic Republic of UN

United Nations of America?

NI editorial comment - United Nations of America?

Filed in: UN

Grimm rewards

Ian Williams reckons that reform might work in mysterious ways.

Filed in: UN United States

Cosmopolis

David Ransom makes a plea for common humanity.

Filed in: UN

Upside down - the United Nations at 60

Start with the prevailing disposition of power, trim your principles to fit, and you end up with an organization stood on its head. David Ransom spells out the consequences.

Filed in: Development Peace UN

Humane development

It’s possible to make space for a radical project even inside the belly of the beast. Mark Engler tells the story of the Human Development Report.

Filed in: Development UN

Saving humanity from hell

It never was the UN’s job to make heaven on earth. Shashi Tharoor defends the organization against misguided missiles.

Filed in: Development Peace UN

Cradle to grave

The UN does not have a clean slate in Iraq. Felicity Arbuthnot recalls an embargo that even banned funeral shrouds.

Filed in: UN

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