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Foreign ministers from the G7 have united to condemn Russia for behaviour they said undermined international law. The ministers also called on Moscow to help resolve the conflict in Syria and they all agreed to create a working group to study Russia's “malign behaviour”. British Foreign Secretary Boris ...
The presidents of Russia and France discussed on Monday by phone the situation in Syria after an airstrike carried out by the United States, France and the United Kingdom in response to an alleged chemical attack in the city of Douma near Damascus, the Kremlin spokesman said. Speaking with his ...

Sean Murphy, a professor of international law, was inaugurated as president of the bipartisan nonprofit organization that studies international law earlier this month, according to a University release. Murphy said as president, he will host annual meetings to promote international relations and provide law ...
ZTE, a Chinese technology firm, has been hit with U.S. sanctions that threaten to cripple the company. Two lessons can be drawn from this experience. First, that companies disregard U.S. laws at their peril. Second, that a global supply chain is inherently risky and every effort should be made to promote ...
Today, the Humanitarian Coordinator, Mr. Jamie McGoldrick, and the UNRWA Director of Operations in the West Bank, Mr. Scott Anderson, joined Palestinian officials in a visit to the Palestinian Bedouin community of Khan al Ahmar-Abu al Helu, on the outskirts of East Jerusalem in the occupied Palestinian ...
When Donald Trump ordered air strikes against Syria in April 2017, it was the only one of his actions that earned him widespread praise at home and abroad. Remarkably, this happened regardless of the fact that the strikes were clearly illegal under international law. I argued at the time that we might be ...

Vladimir Putin wants to carve out a territorial sphere of influence for Russia in which international law, universal human rights and the rule of law itself all become secondary to the interests of the kleptocratic elite running Russia. China, likewise, is carving out a land and sea commercial empire, in which its ...
Government Spokesperson and Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdağ said Tuesday that Greece had violated international law by not returning the July 15, 2016 coup suspects to Turkey, while urging Athens to give up its provocative and aggressive acts to avoid undesired incidents around the Aegean ...
In the specific spheres of international law and practice, Israel's unique character and its need to deal with the constant challenges and difficult realities that it has faced have generated the need to devote particular and active attention to and involvement in the development of international legal norms and ...
Hence the arguments in favor of bombing Assad's forces in Syria in order to enforce international laws against the use of chemical weapons and in favor of protecting civilians in the name of humanitarianism. That's because international law is modeled on the only kind of laws with which human beings are ...
Consider this shocking fact: Despite horrific images of yet another reported chemical weapons attack in Syria, the US-led humanitarian intervention to protect civilians on April 13 was fundamentally illegal. Under current international law, President Trump lacks the authorization to launch a single missile to ...
US missiles raining down on Syria last Friday night were fired in violation of not only international legal precedents, but also in flagrant disregard for the United States' own constitution, a Harvard-trained lawyer and renowned professor of international law told Radio Sputnik Monday.
Just ahead of U.S. President Donald Trump's tweet early Thursday warning that a military attack on Syria will take place at some point in the future—either "soon or not so soon"—a group of international law experts declared in a statement that any such attack would amount to an illegal act of aggression, ...
12 de abril de 2018, 14:48Moscow, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) The recent events in the world represent a systematic destruction of international law, particularly regarding the events occurred in Syria, said today Russian Senator Alexei Pushkov. Pushkov told the Prensa Latina news agency that surrounded by ...
LONDON – Amnesty International on Thursday accused Japan's government of flouting international norms by executing in 2017 death row inmates who were seeking retrials. The human rights organization noted that for the first time since 1999 Japan executed people whose appeals for retrial were ...
Nikki Haley (right), US ambassador to the UN and Karen Pierce, UK ambassador to the UN, during a security council meeting on 10 April 2018 on suspected chemical attacks in Douma, Syria. Photograph: Anadolu Agency/Getty Images. Before insisting on a military attack on Syria (After Douma the west's ...
Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning are rapidly entering the arena of modern warfare. This trend presents highly complex challenges for policymakers, lawyers, scientists, ethicists, and military planners, and also for society itself.

Unfortunately for the president, international law does not allow him to inflict a big price on the man he calls “Animal Assad.” The United Nations Charter prohibits the use of force. Specifically, Article 2(4) states: “All members shall refrain in their international relations from the threat or use of force against the ...
The Kremlin reacted by saying the sanctions violate international law because they are unilateral and not imposed by the UN Security Council. The sanctions also targeted the assets of businessmen and officials without any court rulings. Moscow has repeatedly claimed that the sanctions Washington has ...
The professors said that Italy violated international law, "by asking the captains of ships working in search and rescue activities (SAR) to hand over rescued people to the Libyan Coast Guard" and "by seizing a ship dedicated to SAR activities, reducing the search and rescue capacity and presumably ...
But the neglect of international law in New Delhi is not a partisan problem – both the Congress and the BJP, as well as their attendant bureaucracies, have largely relegated the subject to a secondary concern of foreign policy. The step-treatment that the legal and treaties (L&T) division in the MEA has had ...
Iran has upped the ante in Yemen — its proxies, the al Houthis, have escalated their missile attacks on Saudi Arabia during the past week. Missile strikes against Riyadh were reportedly intercepted by the Saudi Defense Forces, and the latest strike injured an expatriate worker. Some estimates put the total ...
Arms and ammunitions used during the military operation in Syria's Afrin province are consistent with international law, Turkish Chief of General Staff Gen. Hulusi Akar has said. “'Operation Olive Branch,' including the types of arms and ammunitions used [in the operation], has been conducted in ...
UK's search of Russian plane violates international law – Aeroflot, lawmakers ... Deputy Chairman of the State Duma's Committee for Security, Anatoly Vyborny, blasted the search of the Russian plane as “legal nihilism” and a “flagrant violation of the norms of international law” on the part of Britain.
“From Sierra Leone to Syria: International Law in a Kaleidoscopic World” is free and open to the public. A Syracuse University College of Law professor, Crane was the founding chief prosecutor of the Special Court for Sierra Leone from 2002 to 2005 after being appointed by Kofi Annan, secretary general ...
Russian security services have accused Ukrainian border guards of hijacking a Crimean fishing vessel, calling the move a “flagrant violation of international law.” Ukrainian border guards detained the Russian-flagged fishing vessel and its crew of 10 in the Sea of Azov on Sunday, March 25, on charges of ...
The Russian Foreign Ministry said on Thursday that Britain was breaking international law by refusing to provide information on Yulia Skripal who was poisoned in England with her father Sergei, a former Russian spy, earlier this month. Maria Zakharova, a spokeswoman for the ministry, told reporters in ...
The French approach to cyber defense in 2017 and 2018 has been pivotal. After the creation of the Cyber Defense Command (COMCYBER) within the Ministry of the Armed Forces on Jan. 1, 2017 several key strategy documents have been published: the Defense and National Security Strategic Review on ...
The French approach to cyber defense in 2017 and 2018 has been pivotal. After the creation of the Cyber Defense Command (COMCYBER) within the Ministry of the Armed Forces on Jan. 1, 2017 several key strategy documents have been published: the Defense and National Security Strategic Review on ...
Oxford University Press is a leading publisher in international law, including the Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law, latest titles from thought leaders in the field, and a wide range of law journals and online products. We publish original works across key areas of study, from humanitarian to ...
Section 232 is a mechanism under the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 that allows the U.S. government to evaluate the effect of imports on national security. On February 16, the United States Department of Commerce ("Commerce") published Section 232 reports detailing its findings pertaining to steel and ...
With relations between Greece and Turkey in a downward spiral in recent months, President Prokopis Pavlopoulos reiterated his call to Ankara on Tuesday to “fully respect” international law so that it can remain on course for European Union accession. . Speaking to reporters after meeting with Portuguese ...
UN human rights officials have said it is likely that “crimes under international law” have been committed against the Rohingya in Myanmar and called for a body to collect evidence that could be presented in international criminal courts. Speaking to the Human Rights Council on Monday, the UN special ...
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop will on Tuesday hail the role of international law in settling regional conflicts, comments ... Nations (ASEAN) in Sydney, will not name China but will argue that international law will stabilize a region strained by rival claims in the South China Sea.
Last week, war crimes investigators at the United Nations charged a U.S.-led coalition with violating international humanitarian law last year when it launched airstrikes on a school in Syria that killed at least 150 civilians. The war crimes investigators reported that internally displaced families had been ...
Janet McMahon: Our final speaker, Noura Erakat, is a noted legal scholar, human rights attorney, and activist. She is an assistant professor at George Mason University, a co-founder and editor of Jadaliyya e-zine, and an editorial committee member of the Journal of Palestine Studies. Prior to joining the George Mason ...
Port of Spain, Trinidad. The team from the Norman Manley Law School emerged victorious in the 10th Annual CCJ International Law Moot Competition today. The team compising of Mr.Samuel Bailey, Mr. Jovan Bowes and Mr. Luke Cook, bested a field of outstanding students from 7 other law faculties and ...
Mark Weisbrot is Co-Director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington, D.C. He received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Michigan. He is author of the book Failed: What the "Experts" Got Wrong About the Global Economy (Oxford University Press, 2015), co-author, with ...
On Feb. 13, our colleague Robert Chesney flagged the upcoming Cyber Command legal conference titled “Cyberspace Operations in the Gray Zone.” The conference—which begins Monday morning and involves heavy interagency and private sector and academia participation—is set to address a ...
Caron, a prominent international law expert and a UC Berkeley law professor for 26 years, died Feb. 20 in a London hospital after a brief illness. He was 66. His death came days after he had served as a judge in the Hague, on the verge of settling a complex, decades-old dispute on military sales between ...
In drafting a resolution seeking to condemn Iran for its role in Yemen's ongoing civil war, the United States—along with its UN Security Council allies Britain and France—seems to have cherry-picked information from a UN report that condemned all actors in that war for violations of international law. Rather ...
It may also stimulate new thinking in arguments about international law's (in)ability to regulate the activities of multinational corporations. More immediately, it may first have to be applied to the very problems it was designed to discourage: mega-projects lacking any sincere environmental due diligence, ...
Over the past several months, North Korea's hostile rhetoric and its repeated nuclear and missile tests have led to calls for action against the threats posed by its regime. In the United States, the Wall Street Journal has reported (and Professor Victor Cha has hinted) that the Trump administration is ...
Criddle and Fox-Decent are co-authors of Fiduciaries of Humanity: How International Law Constitutes Authority (Oxford University Press, 2016). In January, the McGill Law Journal hosted a symposium, which featured the book as a touchstone for discussion by leading scholars. The event was co-sponsored ...
The United States, France and the United Kingdom violated international law by launching airstrikes against Syria in response to a suspected chemical weapons attack, an independent German parliamentary report has found. "Military force used against a state to punish it for infringing an international ...
STOLTENBERG: The use of chemical weapons is a flagrant violation of international law. It violates the convention banning chemical weapons. It violates multiple U.N. Security Council resolutions. And it violates also agreements that actually Syria signed when they promised to abolish, to get rid of all their ...
Professor Eugene Kontorovich is the head of the international law department of the Kohelet Policy Forum and a fellow of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs. He teaches at the Law Faculty of Northwestern University. Born in Ukraine, Professor Kontorovich spent most of his adult life in the United States.
Laurence B. Deitch, Bodman PLC attorney, received the 2018 Client Choice Award from Lexology/International Law Office, a global publisher and media partner of the Association of Corporate Counsel. He is one of 163 lawyers in the United States and Canada to receive the award, according to an ...
French 'invasion' of Manbij would break international law: Turkey. By Rudaw 31/3/2018. Erdogan has rejected French mediation between Ankara and the SDF. File photo: Ludovic Marin / AFP. ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Turkish Defense Minister Nurettin Canikli warned France on Saturday that boosting its military presence ...
A month ago, on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference, Microsoft organized an expert workshop to discuss gaps in international law as it applies to cyberspace. We were fortunate enough to bring together twenty leading stakeholders, including international legal experts, United Nations Group of ...


 

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