The Hague

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...