open Democracy News Analysis – by Adam Ramsay
Independence offers a rare chance to change a British system built before anything to protect itself.
The Dutch state bears partial responsibility for the deaths of 300 Bosnian Muslims who were deported by Serbian soldiers from Srebrenica in 1995, a civil court ruled on Wednesday in The Hague. The ruling is harsh but fair, some commentators write. Others put the blame on the United Nations, which had declared Srebrenica a safe area
A Malaysian Airlines civilian jet crashed on Thursday in eastern Ukraine. According to news agency reports it was hit by a missile. The Ukrainian leadership and separatists are accusing each other of causing the crash. Commentators call on a hitherto hesitant West to force the Russian president to make the rebels accept peace negotiations