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Nouvelles du droit international

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

    February 27, 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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  • Ketamine control plan condemned as potential disaster for world’s rural poor

    February 27, 2015

    A proposal that is about to come before the UN to restrict global access to ketamine, a drug abused in rich countries, would deprive millions of women of lifesaving surgery in poor countries, according to medicines campaigners.

    Source: The Guardian

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  • Elders Proposal for Strengthening UN

    February 26, 2015

    If you haven’t seen it yet, the Elders Proposal for Strengthening the UN is a must read.  Chaired by Kofi Annan, The Elders is an independent group of global leaders who work together for peace and human rights.

    By Kristen Boon

    Source: Opinio Juris

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  • Kim Jong-un sends North Korean slaves abroad to fund his lavish lifestyle, say human rights activists

    February 23, 2015

    Tens of thousands of North Koreans are being forced into slave labour in deplorable conditions at home and abroad while their wages are siphoned off to prop up Kim Jong Un’s regime, human rights activists claim.

    Source: The Independent

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  • Eurozone ministers gather in Brussels for make-or-break talks with Greece

    February 20, 2015

    Eurozone finance ministers are gathering in Brussels for make-or-break talks that could determine Greece’s future in the eurozone.

    For ministers of the 19-member currency union, it will be their third attempt in 10 days to resolve a standoff that has sent jitters across the continent at the prospect of a messy Greek exit from the [...]

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  • Police: At least 8 dead in attack on Mogadishu hotel

    February 20, 2015

    Mogadishu, Somalia (CNN)At least eight people were killed Friday when militants attacked a hotel frequented by government officials in the heart of Mogadishu, Somalia’s capital, police said.

    By Omar Nor

    Source : CNN News

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  • Algerian angst: can it agree on constitutional change? –

    February 17, 2015

    Bouhania Goui, Professor of Political Science and International Relations at Kasdi Merbah de Ouargla University in Algeria looks at the options to resolving its constitutional crisis and asks whether a solution can be found that delivers on democracy, governance and changes in the rule of law.

    By B. Goui

    Source: Arab Reform Initiative

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  • A New “Republic” to Save Chile’s Glaciers

    February 5, 2015

    Chile’s more than 3,000 glaciers are one of the largest reserves of freshwater in South America. But they are under constant threat by the mining industry and major infrastructure projects, environmentalists and experts warn.

    By M. Jarroud

    Source: IPS News

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  • New Publication: Recueil des cours, Collected Courses, Tome/Volume 370

    February 5, 2015

    ISBN 978-90-04-26799-2, Hague Academy of International Law, Leiden, Martinus Nijhoff Publishers. With a contribution from Christian Dominicé, professeur honoraire de l’Université de Genève, et de l’Institut de hautes études internationales et du développement.
    New Publication: Recueil des cours, Collected Courses, Tome/Volume 370

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  • Discover Peace in Europe

    February 5, 2015

    Walk exciting peace trails in Berlin, Budapest, Manchester, Paris, The Hague, Torino and Vienna and learn about peace and its long history!
    Discover Peace in Europe

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