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Nouvelles du droit international

  • Chinese law would bring civic groups under state security supervision

    March 25, 2015

    China’s state security apparatus has turned its sights on foreign nongovernmental organizations and their domestic partners, which are now bracing for a crackdown.

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  • Working Together for an Independent Expenditure: Candidate Assistance with Super PAC Fundraising

    March 20, 2015

    Suppose a candidate for the US Congress attends a fundraising event held by a Super PAC set up specifically to support (and which in practice only supports) that candidate.

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  • Greece urged to submit ‘full list’ of reforms

    March 20, 2015

    Give us a list of reforms, and you might get the money you need, Alexis Tsipras was told at a three-hour meeting with select EU leaders on Thursday (19 March).

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  • Peace and Security Salon: Drones and Robots as Means of Modern Warfare

    March 16, 2015

    The Peace Palace Library has the pleasure to invite you for the first Peace and Security Salon on modern warfare on Thursday April 9, 2015. A new lecture series of the Peace Palace Library on Peace and Security issues. The Salon will discuss the current and likely future of drones and robots and the implications of such systems. The focus will be on the legal, military and operational, and ethical challenges these new technologies pose in relation to modern warfare.

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  • ‘Rebuilding Sichuan’ takes top film prize at UN event on disaster resilience

    March 16, 2015

    A film chronicling the monumental effort of the engineers and designers to rebuild entire new cities from scratch following the devastating 2008 earthquake in China’s Sichuan Province, took the top prize at the first United Nations co-organized International Awards for the Best TV Documentaries on Disaster Risk Reduction.

    Source: United Nations News Centre

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  • Iceland drops EU membership bid

    March 13, 2015

    The government of Iceland has announced it is no longer seeking EU membership for the North Atlantic state. Foreign Minister Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson said he had already informed current EU president Latvia and the European Commission about the cabinet’s move.

    Source: BBC News

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  • Queensland youth justice system breaches international law: human right lawyers

    March 13, 2015

    Queensland is breaching international law by sentencing 17-year-olds as adults, according to human rights lawyers who have urged the new government to put a halt to the practice. Queensland is the only Australian jurisdiction to treat 17-year-olds as adults in the justice system, which stands in defiance of the United Nations Convention on the Rights [...]

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  • Humanitarian Aid Under Fire Calls for New Strategies

    March 12, 2015

    In the face of the growing number of crises taking place at the same time worldwide, humanitarian aid organisations – many of which have already reached their financial and logistic limits – are in desperate need of global coordination.

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  • More union in European defence

    March 11, 2015

    One of the EU’s so-called founding fathers, Jean Monnet, has taught Europeans that “Europe will be forged in crises, and will be the sum of the solutions adopted for those crises”.

    Multiple emergencies and rapidly evolving global trends have undermined the European Union’s role as a security actor in recent years. Created in 1992, the force is composed of personnel from five member countries and four observers, all of them EU states.

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  • World leaders pledge to achieve gender equality by 2030

    March 11, 2015

    At the opening of the UN’s Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in New York on Monday, government ministers adopted a political declaration confirming their commitment to achieve gender equality by 2030.

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