The Hague

What the Dutch Climate Court Win Could Mean for Canada

Ecojustice | Posted 07.09.2015 | Canada Politics
Ecojustice

A court in The Hague, Netherlands, delivered a watershed decision on climate change. To meet this duty, the government must set and achieve a greenhouse gas emission (GHG) reduction target of at least 25 per cent below 1990 levels by the year 2020. The court held that the Dutch government owes a duty of care toward its current and future citizens to prevent dangerous climate change, and that it breached the standard of care required by having an insufficient GHG reduction target. What is the chance of a similar case succeeding in Canada?

The Iran Tribunals: Finally Holding Death Committees to Account

Mahsa Alimardani | Posted 12.26.2012 | Canada
Mahsa Alimardani

A process of truth and reconciliation is underway this week in The Hague -- the Iran Tribunals. The aim of the tribunals is to bring the facts, individuals, and victims of the mass executions that marked the beginnings of the Islamic Republic of Iran. As witnesses of day one related their stories to the audience, there was a feeling of clarity. More than one tear was shed for these tragic experiences, and the lives lost.

Don't Mistake Iran's Brutality For Strength

Payam Akhavan | Posted 10.22.2012 | Canada Politics
Payam Akhavan

Beyond doubt, this is the bloodiest period in Iran's contemporary history. A former political prisoner described how she was savagely beaten while six-months pregnant, while yet another spoke about a 14-year-old boy crying for his mother as the noose was put around his neck. Violence is often mistaken as a sign of strength. The exact contrary is true: Violence is the ultimate sign of weakness.

Cannabis Ban In The Netherlands

The Huffington Post Canada | Rod Charles | Posted 04.27.2012 | Canada Travel

The days of travelling to the Netherlands to get high are probably over. According to Reuters, “A controversial law that will make it harder for ...

Feeble Mladic Denounces 'Obnoxious' Charges At Hague

The Canadian Press | Posted 08.03.2011 | Canada

THE CANADIAN PRESS - THE HAGUE, Netherlands - Ratko Mladic defiantly refused on Friday to enter pleas to what he called "obnoxious" allegations that a...