24 February 2012

Contact: Stephen M. Apatow
Founder, Director of Research & Development
Humanitarian Resource Institute (UN:NGO:DESA)
Humanitarian University Consortium Graduate Studies
Center for Medicine, Veterinary Medicine & Law
Phone: 203-668-0282
Email: s.m.apatow@humanitarian.net
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Syria: Russia/China Complicity - Referral to ICC - Emergency Action

The OHCHR Report of the independent international commission of inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic has outlined the scope of the War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity that are being perpetrated in Syria, facilitated by the Veto of the UN Security Council Resolution by China and Russia.  The scale of this humanitarian crisis, that now encompasses starvation of populations, [1] emphasizes the need for (1)
Immediate Humanitarian Intervention to Protect Civilians and (2) the International Criminal Court (ICC) to review Russia/China Complicity, in regards to their role in obstructing humanitarian intervention.  The contributory role of the UN Security Council in this Humanitarian Emergency, has prompted the call for the UN to establish a new formal mechanism for referral to the ICC, with determinations on War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity the responsibility of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.

See also: Appeal - Syria: Office of the Prosecutor - International Criminal Court: Humanitarian Resource Institute, 17 February 2012.

Oil/Food Crisis

Negligence in regards to speculative trading with emergency reserve banks loans has pushed the global financial system once again to a point of collapse.  Protections that separated commercial and investment banks were removed in 1999, with the repeal of the Glass-Steagall Act, in conjunction with the projected global liquidity infusion that was planed for
Year 2000 Conversion remediation efforts. [2]  The damage caused by removal of these safeguards, that protected the global financial system for 70 years, included the market crashes of 2001-02, 2008 and exploitation of emergency reserve bank lending facilities following the 2008 global market crash (2008-2012).

Leaders have disregarded economic emergency contingency discussions [3] that call for the separation of commercial and investment banks.  Global financial markets have evolved into a giant casino, funded by low interest reserve bank loans, with infrastructure critical commodity valuations that have no semblance to rational supply and demand metrics. [4]  The resultant suffering has been incomprehensible.

See also:
OPSEC: Oil and Terrorism - Prices Transform Oil into a Weapon: HRI:UNArts:H-II, 21 February 2012.

  1. US raises specter of 'additional measures' in Syria: CNN, 21 February 2012.
  2. HRI: International Disaster Information Network: Global Infrastructure Analysis, Contingency Planning and Response.
  3. UN Economic Crisis Contingency Discussions: Referral: UN Human Rights Commission, International Criminal Court, June 2011.
  4. H-II Appeal to Nobel Laureates - HRI: Humanitarian University Consortium: Humanitarian Resource Institute, 9 July 2011. Confronting an International Economic/Humanitarian Emergency.


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