The Globe Lawyer is extremely pleased to introduce the first edition. On this occasion, we embark on a journey toward the winding complexities of humanity, through genocide and crimes against humanity that have marked long and short tales in history.
As long as humanity has existed, whole populations have been exterminated because they have been reduced solely to their offending identity, according to their religious, ethnic and / or political backgrounds.
However, it was not until 1945 that a collective conscience was obtained: legal definitions, concepts of genocide and crime against humanity were finally presented. Nevertheless, the twentieth century was a fearful era, as Camus described, it had seen a succession of atrocities reaching the four corners of the globe. At the turn of the 21st century the cutting truth is that this continues.
This is certainly not the most pleasant topic. Nonetheless, this is the cruel reality. The Globe Lawyer promises pragmatism. But I also promise never to forget my principles; I aspire to create bridges between this reality and our humanistic aspirations.
Therefore, The Globe Lawyer asks its readers: how is it possible that in this era of globalization, while access to information and knowledge regarding other cultures and backgrounds has never been as sophisticated, some individuals are still remarkably murderous?
We are constantly reminded in the news: Burma’s Rohingya minority, the Eastern Christians, the Darfur massacres and the civilian situation in Palestine’s occupied territories, etc.
As in each edition, the current topic will be presented using eight sections: quotes for reflection, images to contemplate, artists to inspire you, legal investigations, book and movie reviews, world explorations, Globe Lawyer and guest exchanges and a Super Lawyer to discover.
The Globe Lawyer hopes to help you think outside of the box!
So lets embark on our Globe Lawyer journey, roll up our sleeves and activate our brains so that humanity doesn’t remain an empty promise.
One last thing: a little connotation in this clip of Charlie Chaplin dancing around with his Globe.
Make no mistake, the Globe Lawyer has re-appropriated this clip because we do not want one Globe dictator (world dictator) but countless Globe Lawyers!
THE GL AND ITS SURVIVAL KIT
The Essentials of the GL for exploring the Globe!
THE GL INVESTIGATES
Required concentration for legal analysis!
THE GL SHARES
THE GL CONTEMPLATES
Photography, picture, drawing and cartoon... for your viewing pleasure!
THE GL EXPLORES
Focus on a judicial system or legal news somewhere in the world!
THE GL FINDS INSPIRATION
THE GL MEDITATES
Get inspired with funny, touching or intellectual quotations!
THE GL COMMENTS
The GL becomes critic: movie, book, theater play...!
THE GL :
A SUPER LAWYER ?
The interview transcript of the GL's Guest.
Discovering the original universe or creations of artists from around the globe!
Opinions or commitments of Globe Lawyers who might be Super-Lawyers?