Thursday, September 23, 2010

Uribe 2.0

A month and a half ago I mentioned that Alvaro Uribe, ex-president of Colombia, had been named to the panel investigating the Israeli attack on the Gaza flotilla. Here is an article written around that time that gives a point-by-point argument of why Uribe's history of contempt for human rights, international law, and courts in general makes him an awful candidate for the Gaza panel, and calls into question the panel's validity.

In addition to his UN commitments, Uribe will be guest-teaching classes at Georgetown this year. Here is an article describing a movement that is protesting Uribe's hiring by the university, claiming that his history of human rights abuses is totally antithetical to Georgetown's Jesuit mission.

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