miércoles, mayo 18, 2022

Archivo de Etiquetas: armed

Legal Issues Raised by Israel’s Blockade of Gaza (UPDATED)

Legal Issues Raised by Israel’s Blockade of Gaza (UPDATED) In this post I simply want to direct readers to places where they can read about the legal issues raised by the Israeli blockade of Gaza and about Israel’s attempt to enforce that blockade earlier this week. I am sure we …

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Was Nuremberg a Violation of the Principle of Legality?

Was Nuremberg a Violation of the Principle of Legality? This is, remarkably, the question raised by yesterday’s judgment of the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights in Kononov v. Latvia, App. No. 36376/04. In short, the applicant was a former Soviet partisan convicted by a Latvian court …

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Self-Defense and Non-State Actors: Indeterminacy and the Jus ad Bellum

Self-Defense and Non-State Actors: Indeterminacy and the Jus ad Bellum Self-defense in response to armed attacks by non-state actors is undoubtedly one of the most interesting – and controversial – issues in modern international law. It is of great practical relevance, as for instance, with the ongoing use of drones …

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20th Anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

20th Anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child Today marks the 20th anniversary of the adoption by the UN General Assembly of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. The Convention has become the most widely ratified treaty after the Geneva Conventions of 1949 (which …

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The Honduran Crisis and the Turn to Constitutional Legitimism, Part I: The Place of Domestic Constitutional Orders in the International Legal Framework

The Honduran Crisis and the Turn to Constitutional Legitimism, Part I: The Place of Domestic Constitutional Orders in the International Legal Framework Who is the current President of Honduras?  Far from the stuff of quiz shows, this question bears on the very foundations of international law.  The international reaction to …

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Afghanistan accedes to Additional Protocols to Geneva Conventions: Will AP II govern the conflict in Afghanistan?

Afghanistan accedes to Additional Protocols to Geneva Conventions: Will AP II govern the conflict in Afghanistan? Last week (June 24) Afghanistan acceded to Additional Protocols I & II to the Geneva Conventions. These treaties continue to inch towards univeral participation as there are 169 States parties to AP I and …

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The Application of Human Rights Treaties in Wartime

The Application of Human Rights Treaties in Wartime This year the EJIL has been marking the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by publishing a series of articles on international human rights law. The international human rights movement was birthed in response to the atrocities during the …

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40th Anniversary of the Invasion of Czechoslovakia

40th Anniversary of the Invasion of Czechoslovakia Forty years ago, on August 21, 1968 the armed force of the Warsaw Pact entered Czechoslovakian territory and put an end to the economic and political liberalization reforms initiated by a moderate Communist leader Alexander Dubcek. Supposedly, it was feared by the Soviet …

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Agreement on Ending the War and Restoring Peace in Vietnam, signed in Paris and entered into force January 27, 1973

AGREEMENT ON ENDING THE WAR AND RESTORING PEACE IN VIET-NAM The Parties participating in the Paris Conference on Viet-Nam, With a view to ending the war and restoring peace in Viet-Nam on the basis of respect for the Vietnamese people’s fundamental national rights and the South Vietnamese people’s right to …

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Agreement on the Cessation of Hostilities in Cambodia (Geneva, 20 July 1954)

CHAPTER I Principles and Conditions Governing Execution of the Cease- Fire Article 1. As from twenty-third July 1954 at 0800 hours (Pekin mean time) complete cessation of all hostilities throughout Cambodia shall be ordered and enforced by the Commanders of the Armed Forces of the two parties for all troops …

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Agreement on the Cessation of Hostilities in Laos (Geneva, 20 July 1954)

CHAPTER I Cease-Fire and Evacuation of Foreign Armed Forces and Foreign Military Personnel Article 1. The Commanders of the armed forces of the parties in Laos shall order and enforce the complete cessation of all hostilities in Laos by all armed forces under their control, including all units and personnel …

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