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Archivo de Etiquetas: International Law

The International Law Commission Embarks on the Second Reading of Draft Articles on the Responsibility of International Organizations

The International Law Commission Embarks on the Second Reading of Draft Articles on the Responsibility of International OrganizationsJean d’Aspremont and Christiane Ahlborn  are both at the Amsterdam Centre for International LawOn 26 April 2011 the UN International Law Commission (hereafter ILC) began its second reading of the draft Articles on the Responsibility …

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UN Panel of Experts Report on the Sri Lanka Conflict

UN Panel of Experts Report on the Sri Lanka ConflictThe report of the Panel of Experts appointed by the UN Secretary-General to investigate the circumstances of the conclusion the Sri Lanka war has been made public today – full report here, BBC News article here. The report was disclosed to …

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Interpreting and Applying the UNSC sanctions on Iran in the Admiralty Context: The Sahand [2011] SGHC 27

Interpreting and Applying the UNSC sanctions on Iran in the Admiralty Context: The Sahand [2011] SGHC 27Seow Zhixiang is an officer in the Singapore Legal Service. The views here are his own. The High Court of Singapore has recently delivered its grounds of decision in a case which considers the impact …

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Questioning the Peremptory Status of the Prohibition of the Use of Force

Questioning the Peremptory Status of the Prohibition of the Use of ForceDr James A. Green is lecturer in law at the University of Reading School of Law.The prohibition of the unilateral use of force, as set out most crucially in Article 2(4) of the UN Charter, is often seen as …

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The Difference between Rhetoric and Reality: Why an Illegitimate Regime May Still be a Government in the Eyes of International Law

The Difference between Rhetoric and Reality: Why an Illegitimate Regime May Still be a Government in the Eyes of International LawStefan Talmon is Professor of Public International Law at the University of Oxford.The current situation in Libya provides a good example of grand political rhetoric meeting legal reality. Over the …

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Security Council Adopts Resolution 1970 (2011) with respect to Lybia

Security Council Adopts Resolution 1970 (2011) with respect to LybiaYesterday the UN Security Council unanimously adopted Resolution 1970, whereby it (1) imposed an arms embargo on Lybia; (2) imposed targeted sanctions, including travel bans and asset freezes, on high-level persons in the Lybian regime; (3) and referred the situation in …

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Kenya’s ICC Deferral Request and the proposed amendment to article 16 of the Rome Statute

Kenya’s ICC Deferral Request and the proposed amendment to article 16 of the Rome StatuteEditor’s Note:  The authors have recently launched a blog focussing primarily on issues of international criminal justice from an African perspective. See http://warandlaw.blogspot.comAccording to media reports , the Kenyan government is redoubling its misguided efforts to persuade …

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Protocol for the Prohibition of the Use of Asphyxiating, Poisonous or Other Gases, and of Bacteriological Methods of Warfare. Geneva, 17 June 1925.

The undersigned Plenipotentiaries, in the name of their respective Governments: (Here follow the names of Plenipotentiaries)Whereas the use in war of asphyxiating, poisonous or other gases, and of all analogous liquids materials or devices, has been justly condemned by the general opinion of the civilized world; andWhereas the prohibition of …

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The High Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina: A Requiem for Legality

The High Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina: A Requiem for LegalityDr Miroslav Baros is Senior Lecturer in Law at Sheffield Hallam University, UK. Introduction  ‘The Order further confirms that any proceeding instituted before any Court… which challenges [my] decisions sanctioning individuals …enacted by  me,  will be inadmissible, unless… I expressly give …

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Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples (UNGA resolution 1514(XV))

Adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 14 December 1960 Resolution 1514 (XV) THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, MINDFUL of the determination proclaimed by the peoples of the world in the Charter of the United Nations to reaffirm faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human …

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Permanent Sovereignty over Natural Resources (UNGA resolution 1803 (XVII))

The General Assembly, Recalling its resolutions 523 (VI) of 12 January 1952 and 626 (VII) of 21 December 1952, Bearing in mind its resolution 1314(XIII) of 12 December 1958, by which it established the Commission on Permanent Sovereignty over Natural Resources and instructed it to conduct a full survey of …

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Declaration of Legal Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space (UNGA resolution 1962 (XVII))

The General Assembly, Inspired by the great prospects opening up before mankind as a result of man’s entry into outer space, Recognizing the common interest of all mankind in the progress of the exploration and use of outer space for peaceful purposes, Believing that the exploration and use of outer …

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