Israeli-Palestinian conflict: new attack on a school of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA)
Last November 18, a new Israeli bombing was registered against a school in Gaza, which was administered by the United Nations Agency for Palestinian Refugees, causing the death of dozens of Palestinian refugees, many of them women and children.
In this regard, the United Nations agencies have spoken out against this behavior on the part of Israel, which has been engaged in a systematic bombing campaign since the Israeli-Palestinian conflict broke out on October 7.
The attack has been condemned, calling for an immediate cease-fire, making it clear that children, schools and shelters should not be a target in this conflict.
The government of Aragon presents the repeal of the Law of Memory of Aragon on the anniversary of the death of the dictator Franco.
This November 20, while the 38th anniversary of the death of dictator Francisco Franco, the PP-Vox alliance has requested in the Cortes of Aragon, a community in which both parties govern in coalition, the repeal of the law of autonomous memory, which was approved in the year 2018.
It is expected that the repeal of the Law of Democratic Memory of Aragon will pass through the plenary of the Parliament without debate, since it will be approved by a single reading. One of the reasons for this requirement is that it is considered that the regulation maintains a partisan vision that does not take into consideration all victims.
At the same time, a law will be prepared as an alternative to the Law of Democratic Memory of Aragon, which is still in force, with the aim of taking into account the perspective of all the victims affected by the dictatorship.
Environmental damage comparable to ecocide criminalized by the European Union
The European Union became the first international body to criminalize environmental damage comparable to ecocide. It was agreed to criminalize environmental crimes that condemn serious cases of ecosystem destruction, taking into account habitat loss and illegal logging.
Undoubtedly, this marks an important milestone in environmental litigation in Europe, leaving impunity behind. Once this directive on environmental crime is formally approved, the member countries of the European Union will have two years to incorporate it into their national legislation.
Although there is no specific mention of ”ecocide”, reference is made to the fact that penalties are being sought for ”cases comparable to ecocide”, such as water extraction, recycling and ship pollution, the spread of invasive alien species, and the destruction of the ozone layer.