Caitlyn Jordan Virginia Dandan, an independent expert on human rights and international solidarity for the United Nations Human Rights Council, lectured on solving local issues on an international level.This is especially important in developing countries, Dandan said, since they may not have the means required to solve a problem.“Many countries lack the financial resources and lack the human resources necessary to handle problems on their own,” she said.Yet international solidarity is still important in more established countries, Dandan said.“Even in wealthy countries, there are still pockets of poverty that remain,” Dandan said. “In trying to eradicate inequality and discrimination, what country in the world can do this on its own? They need international cooperation.”This international cooperation is universally beneficial, Dandan said.“Countries are still interdependent with each other,” she said. “They are still interrelated in what they’re doing.”Dandan said fighting human rights violations through international solidarity would make the causes of these violations clearer to other countries dealing with similar issues.“International solidarity tries not only to encourage human rights, but is able to get to the root causes of the violations of human rights at the international level,” she said.The movement aims to help all countries involved by promoting the values of the United Nations, Dandan said.“The collective purposes and actions of international solidarity must be directed towards fostering the three pillars of the United Nations, which are peace and security, development and human rights,” Dandan said.Luigi Crema, a visiting Kellogg fellow from the University of Milan, provided commentary on Dandan’s talk and discussed her role in the United Nations.“She is trying to take an idea from the limited boundaries of a political body and move it towards international needs,” he said.The global fight against terrorism is an example of international solidarity, since many countries acknowledge the threat terrorism poses and have worked together in an attempt to eliminate it, Crema said.“This fight embodies a political view that is global and not just local,” Crema said.Everyone can participate in international solidarity by remaining aware of global issues and becoming involved in attempts to eradicate these issues, Dandan said.“Those hopes that you have for your own individual tomorrow must include a very real engagement with what is happening around us,” she said. “Let us not give [future generations] a world where they have no more choices to make because they have to live with what we have done today.”Tags: Hesburgh Center for International Studies, international solidarity, Kellogg Center for International Studies, UN Human Rights Council, United Nations, Virginia Dandan Independent expert on human rights and international solidarity for the United Nations Human Rights Council Virginia Dandan spoke about the importance of international solidarity in a lecture Thursday afternoon sponsored by the Kellogg Institute for International Studies. Dandan said the goal of international solidarity is to allow local issues to be solved on an international level.“International solidarity is a platform that broadens the participation of implementing human rights across borders,” Dandan said.
“I’ve seen slides all year long,” Mattingly said. “I’ve seen a number of them look just like. You’re trying to break up two. I think as you’re going full speed, you’re trying to break up two. I don’t think you’re — again, I saw the slide. He hit the ground first. Yeah, I’ve seen people say it’s late. You could say it was late, but to me it was legal.”Torre was the Dodgers’ manager from 2008-10, when Mattingly was the club’s hitting coach, and the Mets’ manager from 1977-81.The Dodgers said in a statement that they “stand behind Chase Utley and his decision to appeal the suspension issued (Sunday) by MLB.”Chris Guccione, the second base umpire in Game 2 Sunday, did not rule Utley out for interference. In fact, after the Dodgers challenged Guccione’s “out” call, Utley was allowed to stay on second base — despite never making contact with the bag – because Tejada’s foot was off the bag when he received the throw from Daniel Murphy and Utley left the field thinking he was out.Torre defended Guccione’s judgment after the game, but reversed course in his statement Sunday.“The determination of whether a baserunner has intentionally interfered with a player attempting to turn a double play is left to the judgment of the umpire on the field, and that judgment call is not subject to review,” Torre said. “I should add that determining where to draw the line between an illegal slide and a legitimate hard play is an extremely difficult call for our umpires.“However, after thoroughly reviewing the play from all conceivable angles, I have concluded that Mr. Utley’s action warrants discipline,” Torre continued. “While I sincerely believe that Mr. Utley had no intention of injuring Ruben Tejada, and was attempting to help his club in a critical situation, I believe his slide was in violation of official baseball rule 5.09(a)(13), which is designed to protect fielders from precisely this type of rolling block that occurs away from the base.”Torre said that the league will experiment with a rule requiring runners to slide into second base during the upcoming Arizona Fall League season.That’s of little consolation to the Mets, who are now without their starting shortstop for the remainder of the postseason. Wilmer Flores will replace Tejada in the starting lineup. Triple-A infielder Matt Reynolds is expected to be officially added to the Mets’ playoff roster today.“I said entering this series defense is going to be important, very important,” Collins said Saturday. “So we thought (Tejada) would be the guy. Now we’re going to have to ask Wilmer to step up. Relax, play with a little relaxation that I don’t think there is any pressure on him. Just play the game the way he knows how. And I think he will.”Before the suspension was announced Sunday, Collins reiterated that he believed Utley’s slide was late.“Where he hit Ruben on the field, certainly was something that needs to be addressed,” Collins said. “A two-game suspension for a legal baseball play is outrageous and completely unacceptable,” Wolfe said in his statement. “Chase did what all players are taught to do in this situation — break up the double play. We routinely see plays at second base similar to this one that have not resulted in suspensions. Chase feels terrible about Ruben Tejada’s injury and everyone who knows him knows that he would never intentionally hurt anybody.”Utley expressed regret over the injury Saturday night in postgame interviews and apologized to Tejada via a text message to Mets third baseman David Wright, according to one report.MLB’s Chief Baseball Officer, Joe Torre, ruled that Utley’s slide violated rule 5.09(a)(13). This rule declares a batter – in this case, Howie Kendrick – is out when “a preceding runner shall, in the umpire’s judgment, intentionally interfere with a fielder who is attempting to catch a thrown ball or to throw a ball in an attempt to complete any play.”Baseball’s rulebook goes on to state that “the objective of this rule is to penalize the offensive team for deliberate, unwarranted, unsportsmanlike action by the runner in leaving the baseline for the obvious purpose of crashing the pivot man on a double play, rather than trying to reach the base. Obviously this is an umpire’s judgment play.”Dodgers manager Don Mattingly told reporters Sunday that he believed Utley’s slide was legal. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Major League Baseball suspended Dodgers infielder Chase Utley two games Sunday for his slide that injured Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada in the seventh inning of Game 2 of the National League Division Series. Utley’s agent, Joel Wolfe, said in a statement that Utley will appeal the suspension.The series resumes Monday, with Game 3 scheduled for 5:37 p.m. Pacific Time at Citi Field. Utley is allowed to play until the appeal process is complete. If he loses the appeal, the Dodgers’ roster would be reduced to 24 players. Given the timing and importance of the suspension, the process could be expedited prior to Game 3.Tejada suffered a fractured right fibula on the play.