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Dear Elga and Hassan, Thank you for your article and comments, which are very helpful in my watching how human rights are being watched by Human Rights Watch, AI, PHR etc. I have been a member of PHR since I was a medical student 15 years ago. I am still happy to be a member but I am no longer proud of it. I used to admire these human rights NGOs for their "neutrality" and "courage". But it seems that I was wrong. Probably it's my fault rather than theirs, as their selective nature of justice is so obvious that it would seem naive to admire a notion of "neutrality" which is simply neutrally, firmly applying two or more different standards to the same things. I have to say they are NOT neutral at all. The notions of impartiality or neutrality that they enshrine at the centre of their work is a myth if not a lie. I simply don't believe that human rights problems can be solved without addressing their root cause. Anyone interested in justice must confront the economic, social, and political root of injustice, Like knowledge, morality or justice may take many forms or systems; but each of them has to be internally consistent. All justice disappear it it fails the test of internal consistency. Best, Emir _______________________________________________ Sent via the discussion list of the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-discuss To contact the list manager, email email@example.com All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk