Weekday News Wrap: Monday, December 10, 2012
- Today is International Human Rights Day; 64 years ago, the UN Declaration of Human Rights was signed. The Empire State Building in New York will be illuminated in blue today to honor the work of Human Rights Watch. Also today, and with the end of the year fast approaching, Amnesty International has released its year in human rights for 2012.
- The 18th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change concluded in Doha, Qatar, with an agreement to extend the Kyoto Protocol until 2020, and on a broad principle to reimburse developing nations for loss and damage as a result of climate change. A list of all decisions can be found here.
- The EU has accepted the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, but not without criticism.
- Israel’s ambassador to the US has told in an interview to Fox News that Israel will respond if Syrian chemical weapons fall in the hands of Israel’s enemies, such as Hezbollah.
- Critics of US Ambassador to the UN, Susan Rice, argue that she is protecting Rwanda by not criticizing its role in the eastern DRC.
- ASIL has published an Insight into the legal implications of the UN General Assembly vote on Palestine.
- Beijing tightens rules against anti-China protests as Tibetan self-immolations rise.