Ukraine, Nordstream Terrorism, International Law & the Conduct of Nations: with International Law Expert Dr Alfred de Zayas We start from the premise that the US public are decent, hard working people. But they have been insulated from historical realities that have created an elite minority whose activities include the hijacking of our government and the control of information to serve their own minority material interests as beneficiaries of the gross wealth inequality that rules the world today. That if the US public knew the truth of our foreign policy behavior and the false and unsubstantiated premises that underlie it, we would rein in our government and its policies that promote unjust wars and conflicts accordingly.
Tonight, International law expert Dr Alfred de Zayas returns to Bringing Light to Darkness. He worked with the United Nations from 1981 to 2003 as a senior lawyer with the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Chief of Petitions. He earned his juris doctor degree from Harvard Law School, then a doctorate of philosophy in modern history from the University of Göttingen (Germany) From 1 May 2012 to 30 April 2018, Alfred de Zayas served as the first UN Independent Expert on the promotion of a democratic and equitable international order.
Tonight’s show features how Dr Zayas from an International law perspective embedded and guided by the UN Charter principles, takes us on a fascinating journey that shows us the way back to a world of international stability and amelioration of preventable human misery caused by the great disparities between gross wealth accumulation and the untenable rates of poverty it creates.
The answer lies in getting aligned with the UN Charter. Dr Zayas explains that the UN is akin to a world constitution; but it does not have an enforcement mechanism. It depends instead on the cooperation of all states and for citizens to first see through the fog of propaganda in order to then hold their governments accountable to international law. Tonight, we bring light into that darkness with unquestionably one of the world’s most knowledgeable international law experts, Dr Alfred de Zayas.