International Law

America’s Hypocrisy over Ukraine and ‘Spheres of Influence’

The Russian invasion of Ukraine “is in many ways bigger than Russia, it’s bigger than Ukraine,” State Department spokesman Ned Price recently declared. “There are principles that are at stake here … Each and every country has a sovereign right…

The U.S. Makes a Mockery of Treaties and International Law

The United States claims it is operating under a “rules-based order”—but the term is not the same international law recognized by the rest of the world. Rather, it is camouflage behind which American exceptionalism flourishes. By K.J. Noh U.S. Secretary…

Israel & Palestine: Stop the Carnage! Cease Demolitions and Evictions.

Statement of Campaign for Peace Disarmament and Common Security Board. The world is confronting yet another round of death and destruction in the Middle East with the ever-present danger of regional Israeli-Palestinian conflict escalating into wider conflagration. Ending the carnage…

Why Drones are more Dangerous than Nuclear Weapons

THREATS TO INTERNATIONAL LAW AND WORLD ORDER Weaponized drones are probably the most troublesome weapon added to the arsenal of war making since the atomic bomb, and from the perspective of world order, may turn out to be even more…

Statement on the U.S. Recognition of Moroccan Sovereignty over Western Sahara

On this day, December 14th 2020, which marks the 60th anniversary of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples, IFOR is issuing a statement on the recent developments regarding the conflict in Western Sahara. On…

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…

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…

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…

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…