Last week, the Swiss and foreign media perceived the Federal Council’s decision as a fatal blow to the country’s neutrality. Since most of our followers live in Switzerland, we wanted to share a historical and legal background on neutrality and speculate on what might be at stake for the country.
Members of CD4Peace actively participated in a series of GPW 2021 workshops, all relating to the work and mission of CD4Peace. In the following document, reports on the workshops in which members of CD4Peace participated, are available.
This week CD4Peace is participating in the Geneva Peace Week as a partner organization. We are honored to have submitted a video on climate refugees from a legal, cultural and social standpoint. The climate crisis is no longer an abstract concept in today’s society and cannot be questioned any longer. The new generations are increasingly awareContinue Reading CD4Peace Participation in Geneva Peace Week 2021
The protests in South African – that initially began in support of former President Jacob Zuma, incarcerated and accused of obstructing a judicial enquiry into alleged corruption during his term (head of state from 2009 to 2018) – rapidly evolved into riots, looting and vigilante violence (Crisis Group weekly update). The army has been deployedContinue Reading South Africa : riots, looting and violence : the need to strengthen and support social cohesion
A new wave of protesters took to the streets of the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah to inject momentum into the protests against the Palestinian Authority (PA) that have been flourishing in various regions of the OPT after the custody death of an outspoken critic of the PA. The protests began after the deathContinue Reading OPT: Protests against the Palestinian Authority and President Abbas after the custody death of a critic
On Monday June 28, the Tigray Defense Forces took possession of Mekelle, the regional capital of Tigray. The resumption of the city is the consequence of 8 months of intense fighting between the government and the rebels. The conflict began in November when President Abiy Ahmed sent troops to overthrow regional authorities in the north.Continue Reading Ethiopia: Increase in tensions in Tigray
Congo: Attack on peacekeepers in North Kivu UN peacekeepers and Congolese troops face attacks from several militia groups in North Kivu – Image Source : Reuters, https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-42285871 On May 10, 2021, MONUSCO (United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo) suffered the loss of a Malawian peacekeeper. The attack occurred inContinue Reading Congo: Attack on peacekeepers in North Kivu
Israel-Palestine: Conflict Escalates –Calls for a ceasefire yet to come into effect Image source : https://edition.cnn.com/2021/05/20/middleeast/israel-palestinian-conflict-thursday-intl/index.html Violence continues to escalate at alarming rates in the conflict lines of Israel and Palestine. The attacks since the weekend of the Sheikh Jarrah incident have only continued to rise with Israel conducting air strikes over the Gaza stripContinue Reading Israel-Palestine: Conflict Escalates – Calls for a ceasefire yet to come into effect
Afghanistan : No improvement in peace talks and increasing violence Friends and families of people killed in the conflict gathered in a cemetery to call for a ceasefire from the parties to the intra-Afghan peace talks taking place in Doha, Qatar, September 14, 2020. © 2020 AP Photo/Rahmat Gul On Monday May 10, 2021, theContinue Reading Afghanistan : No improvement in peace talks and increasing violence
Neo-Nazi sympathizer in the French army: The problem of radicalization Source : https://www.trtworld.com/magazine/does-the-french-army-have-a-neo-nazi-problem-45093 On March 16, 2021, Mediapart published an investigation regarding the presence of neo-Nazi sympathizers within the French army. The newspaper reveals that there are more than 50 cases linked to the neo-Nazi movement. Indeed, social media drew the attention on a videoContinue Reading Neo-Nazi sympathizer in the French army: the problem of radicalization