Monthly Archives: September 2002

Biotechnology, Weapons and Humanity

On 23 and 24 September 2002 the ICRC convened a meeting in Montreux, Switzerland, on ” Biotechnology, Weapons and Humanity. ” This meeting brought together government and independent experts to discuss concerns related to the fields of biotechnology, biological weapons, disarmament law, international humanitarian law, ethics and social responsibility. During the meeting, the ICRC President, Jakob Kellenberger, presented the ICRC Appeal to the governments and experts attending. A draft Declaration on Biotechnology, Weapons Read More »

Harriet Taylor Mill,”Enfranchisement of Women,”

Introduction Courtesy of The British Library of Political and Economic Science, London School of Economics, London, England. Published in one of the most prestigious periodicals in England, this essay drew on published reports in the New York Tribune to describe the series of women’s rights conventions then underway in the United States. Distancing herself ever so slightly from their American style of public discourse, Taylor nevertheless endorsed the conventions’ spirit and highlighted the contradiction between American democratic values and the ... Read More »