Humanitarian Intervention: A Review of Literature

Tasneem Jamal

Author Penelope C. Simons The Ploughshares Monitor December 2000 Volume 21 Issue 4 The following is an excerpt from a discussion paper prepared for the Ploughshares Roundtable on Humanitarian Intervention. Introduction The North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s ‘humanitarian war’ in Kosovo last year has once again brought to the fore the longstanding legal, political, and moral debate surrounding the doctrine of humanitarian …

The G8 and Conflict Prevention: Turning Declarations into Action

Tasneem Jamal

The Ploughshares Monitor June 2000 Volume 21 Issue 2 G8 and conflict prevention is a document prepared by staff at Saferworld and International Alert for the European Platform for Conflict Prevention and Transformation and has been endorsed by 52 organizations working in the conflict prevention field, including Project Ploughshares. The document is oriented toward the Summit meeting of the G8 countries …

Analysis and Perspectives on the Humanitarian Disaster in Iraq: 1990-2000

Tasneem Jamal

Author Inter-Church Action for Development, Relief and Justice The Ploughshares Monitor March 2000 Volume 21 Issue 1 The UN sanctions on Iraq are the most draconian in modern history. Will they help to end the human rights abuses of the Iraqi government or only further punish the Iraqi people already burdened by an oppressive state? It seems obvious that sanctions have …

Arms Embargoes: Making Sanctions Smarter

Tasneem Jamal

Author Laura Norris The Ploughshares Monitor March 2000 Volume 21 Issue 1 Laura Norris completed a six-month internship in the national office of Project Ploughshares in February 2000. Sanctions are a way for a country or a group of countries to signal disapproval of action taken by a state (or a group within a state) considered to pose a threat to …

Kosovo: War on the Environment

Tasneem Jamal

Authors Philip Weller and Peter Rickwood The Ploughshares Monitor September 1999 Volume 20 Issue 3 Philip Weller, former director of Great Lakes United, is director of the Vienna-based WWF International Danube Carpathian Program, which is undertaking a number of projects to protect and improve environmental health in the Danube basin and Carpathian Mountains. Peter Rickwood, a former Toronto Star writer, is …

Forging a Peaceful New Century

Tasneem Jamal

Author Michael Renner The Ploughshares Monitor September 1999 Volume 20 Issue 3 At the threshold of the twenty-first century, the international community faces a fundamental challenge: either build the foundations for a lasting peace or be overwhelmed by an endless string of internal wars capable of devastating entire countries, even of re-igniting big-power confrontations. As events in the Balkans have demonstrated, …

Hague Appeal for Peace

Tasneem Jamal

Author Darren Puscas September 1999 Volume 20 Issue 3 Darren Puscas completed a six-month internship in the national office of Project Ploughshares in May 1999. Thousands of NGOs and activists came together in The Hague, Netherlands from May 11-15 to discuss world security and demilitarization issues and attempt to put together an agenda for peace to present to the United Nations …

Canadian Church Leaders Call on Prime Minister to Press for End to NATO Bombing of Kosovo and Yugoslavia

Tasneem Jamal Americas, Armed Conflicts, Defence & Human Security, Europe

Letter to Prime Minister Jean Chrétien. (français) April 13, l999 The Right Honourable Jean Chrétien Prime Minister of Canada House of Commons Ottawa, Ontario K1A OA6 Dear Prime Minister, We write to you as leaders of Christian churches, appealing to you to press for an immediate, unilateral moratorium on the NATO bombing campaign. We are conscious of the heavy responsibilities …