International Law

25.07.2016

Against the abusive use of the self-defence plea when dealing with terrorism

Against the abusive use of the self-defence plea when dealing with terrorism

A letter signed by a great number of professors of international law and researchers entitled “A plea against the abusive invocation of self-defence as a response to terrorism” has been circulating on the web for a few weeks. Among the signatories, of which there are more than 220 professors and… »

06.12.2015

UK bombing Syria in the light of International law

UK bombing Syria in the light of International law

Arguments based on UN resolution 2249 in Prime Minister´s report on airstrikes in Syria: some clarifications needed By Nicolas Boeglin (*) A few days ago, Prime Minister David Cameron has appealed to Parliament Members to vote in favor of Royal Air Forces (RAF) airstrikes against Islamic State (ISIS) in Syria, in… »

03.10.2014

Refugees Perish at “Alarming” Rate on Dangerous Crossing to Europe – UN

Refugees Perish at “Alarming” Rate on Dangerous Crossing to Europe – UN

  Human Wrongs Watch The United Nations refugee agency on 2 October 2014 reported that new data on irregular crossings of the Mediterranean in the third quarter of 2013 show an alarming increase in the numbers of people perishing while attempting to make the journey to Europe.  … »

12.11.2012

LGBT rights: The global struggle for queer freedom

LGBT rights: The global struggle for queer freedom

Homophobic persecution and discrimination is rife in large parts of the world, and the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people are still not recognised or protected by international law. Nonetheless, progress towards equality is being made thanks to the defiance and bravery of activists. Over the last two… »

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