Weekday News Wrap: Monday, September 2, 2013
- Just as Syria has been our main focus the last few days with our Insta-Symposium, there has been a lot written elsewhere on the developing situation. Just a sampling of a couple other articles of note: one from William Schabas on intervention as aggression and one from Charli Carpenter urging us not to use the term “humanitarian” for this intervention. Foreign Policy urges Congress to think hard about Obama’s plan. Additionally, Reuters covers Syria’s request to the Security Council to intervene on the potential US intervention.
- In other news, A 92-year-old who served in the Waffen-SS, Adolf Hitler’s elite Nazi troops, goes on trial starting today in the western German city of Hagen on charges of having shot in the back and killed a Dutch resistance fighter at the end of the Second World War.
- Human Rights Watch has issued a Q&A on the ICC trial of Kenya’s Deputy President, William Ruto, scheduled to begin next week.
- The Japanese Prime Minister has promised that the Japanese government will take prompt, comprehensive steps to clean up the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant amid growing concerns about the plant operator’s ability to handle it.
- The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia faces an uncertain future with more than 100 employees going on strike in response to their not having been paid since June.