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Carrick by Raditya Putranti Darningtyas

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Disclaimer : I wrote this when i was 17 years old. Yeah i just wanna put it out there.




Rowena Jade Sanders       : March 3rd 1996 Carrick Keenan Ford        : August 18th 1995

Saturday, February 23rd 2013  00.14 AM “Thanks for being here tonight..” Carrick moved his thumb along my jawline. “I know you would come.” He said each word like he meant it with every  parts of his soul. “Once again i must say thanks..” I could see the glint of street lamps on his deep and dark coal eyes. I could even see the reflection of my own face there. His eyes were like those deep lakes during midnight with a very little light around it but many stars in the sky reflected on its surface. I really hoped i could be one of those stars in his eyes.             I wanted to bring my self to say that he didint have to say that since we were bestfriend and such. All kind of things which i could use to lie at that moment. But i just couldnt bring myself to say it. Not even to open my lips. I was just there. Laid und…

Resensi Buku : The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

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oleh : Raditya Putranti Darningtyas


The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo adalah novel pertama dari trilogi Millennium karya penulis sekaligus jurnalis asal Swedia, Stieg Larsson. Novel bergenre fiksi kriminal ini berfokus pada dua karakter utama yang bernama Lisbeth Salander, seorang peretas andal wanita yang memiliki ingatan fotografis dan Mikael Blomkvist, seorang jurnalis investigatif sekaligus penerbit majalah bernama Millennium. Ketiga novel dalam trilogi Millennium pertama kali diterbitkan di Skandinavia dan menyebar ke benua Eropa lainnya di tahun 2005 – 2007 setelah kematian Larsson. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo memenangkan penghargaan bergengsi Glass Key sebagai Best Nordic Crime Novel 2005 sementara buku keduanya, The Girl Who Played with Fire memenangkan penghargaan Swedish Academy for Detective Novels award.

International Humanitarian Law : Principle of Proportionality

by : Raditya Putranti Darningtyas
International Relations, Universitas Gadjah Mada
             The principle of proportionality basically states that in the conduct of hostilities during an armed conflict, parties involved in the conflict must not launch attack against lawful military objectives if the attack might be expected to cause ‘excessive civilian harms’ (deaths, injuries, or damage to civilian objects, or a combination thereof)compared to the ‘concrete and direct military advantage anticipated’.[1] If party of an armed conflict is found intentionally conducting a disproportionate attack and causes unnecessary sufferings, thus the attack may constitute a war crime. Breaking the rule of proportionality is an indiscriminate attack according to 1977 Additional Protocol I.             The questions remain are; what is ‘excessive’? The disproportion between damages and losses caused and the military advantaged anticipated will leave rooms for different interpretations and tight d…