Daily Archives: October 1, 2014
by Kachkol Ali
The 21st century has marked the dawn of a new era of enlightenment and has led to new norms of international humanitarian laws . Rather it is an age of politics of cultural recognition.
The concept is particularly relevant to the stateless nations, where as Amartya Sen writes in his book, The Idea of Justice, justice is like “justice in the world of fish, where a big fish can freely devour a small fish.” The initiation of this topic actually provides a golden opportunity to the people and nations without states to raise their voice in the European Parliament, which has always been playing a pivotal role in favor of oppressed nations and to strengthen democracy and human rights.
Brussels: Human rights campaigner Noordin Mengal and Baloch Peoples Party representative Nasser Boladai, representatives of the Baloch people in Pakistan and Iran respectively, made a visit to Brussels to raise awareness of the ongoing human rights violations against Baloch people in the two countries, and to urge the European Union to take measures against the unrelenting systematic suppression exercised by the Pakistani and Iranian authorities.
The meetings allowed the Baloch representatives to engage in constructive dialogue with Members of the European Parliament, the European Parliament’s Presidential Cabinet, representatives of the EU’s diplomatic service – the European External Action Service [EEAS], political advisors, and human rights organisations.