edited by
Y. N. Kly, D. Kly
preface by
Richard Falk
"More than any recent occasion, the
First International Conference on the
Right to Self-determination & the
United Nations, held in Geneva
during the millennial year 2000,
dramatized the range of claims and
the severity of suffering associated
with their denial under a variety of
statist and geopolitical pretexts... a
truly historical contribution..."
From the Preface by  
Richard Falk

"This is a book with a purpose:  to
advance a proposal for considering
and resolving self-determination
Foreign Policy in Focus.  
In Pursuit of an
International Civil
on the Right to
This second international conference
on the right to self-determination
sought to respond to deepening UN
acquiescence to the erosion of this
basic right, by seeking to re-enforce its
earlier understandings related to right
to self-determination, and the
institutional options for conflict
resolution and management between
groups within states. It addresses the
question of whether the establishment
of an International Civil Tribunal on the
Right to Self-determination might be
the most effective tool whereby
international civil society might
facilitate UN instruments and
mechanisms as it concerns the right to

    The Regina Seminar
    on the Elimination
    of Weapons of
    Mass Destruction

    In the months preceding the Regina
    Seminar, the issue of weapons of
    mass destruction was of paramount
    concern.  The United States, a
    nuclear power, had launched a pre-
    emptive attack on the sovereign
    nation of Iraq, a non-nuclear power,
    on the basis of its contention that Iraq
    was in the process of developing
    nuclear weapons, and that if it
    succeeded, the world would be
    threatened with their imminent use.  
    The world was also  witnessing the
    steady expansion of the list of nations
    which have nuclear weapons
    capacity, and the possibility of nuclear
    weapons falling into the hands of
    terrorists.  This was widely bruited
    throughout the West as being an
    issue of paramount concern and
    danger.  It was in this context that the
    Regina Seminar sought to bring
    together scholars who might address
    the various orientations of the
    civilizations particularly concerned at
    this conjuncture of world events.

    “Best wishes for a
    successful event,”
    Message from former
    President Jimmy Carter
    to the organizers of the
    March 2005 Conference

    In September, 2005, an international
    conference on the international issue of
    impunity for war crimes and crimes
    against humanity was held at the Palais
    Bourbon (Assemblée Nationale) in Paris.
    Confronted with the US policies, its “war on
    terrorism” and its disastrous impact on
    global efforts to deepen and entrench the
    rule of law, the Association for the Defence
    of International Humanitarian Law, France
    (ADIF), in cooperation with the International
    Federation of Human Rights (FIDH),
    assembled leading human rights
    intellectuals, historians, lawyers and NGO
    representatives from the United States,
    Europe, Latin America and the Middle East,
    to spearhead international civil society’s
    response to this threat, for the well-being
    and positive development of humankind.  

    This is the English translation of its
Proceedings of the
IHRAAM Chicago
African American popular leadership
and intelligentsia broke new ground in
Chicago at the IHRAAM-sponsored flew
in from all corners–California, Georgia,
Illinois, Mississippi, New York, South
Carolina, Washington, DC, Virginia and
Canada. The atmosphere in the
conference hall at East-West University
was electrifying, as speaker after
speaker added new planks to
attendees’ understanding of where the
African American struggle had been,
where it was now, and the direction it
had to go to move forward...

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Association of American Minorities (IHRAAM)