Nouvelles du droit international

Nouvelles du droit international

  • Judgment in the M/V “Virginia G” Case (Panama/Guinea-Bissau)

    April 15, 2014

    The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea delivered its Judgment yesterday in The M/V “Virginia G” Case (Panama/Guinea-Bissau). The Judgment was read by President Shunji Yanai at a public sitting.

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  • UN report calls for ‘technological change’ on global warming

    April 14, 2014

    International climate scientists warn the world must shift away from fossil intensive energy production amid recent proposals by the European Commission to phase out subsidies for renewables.

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  • Smolensk plane crash stumbling stone in Poland-Russia relations

    April 11, 2014

    The Tu-154 plane of the former Polish president Lech Kaczynski crashed near Smolensk in 2010, killing the Polish political elite. Although four years have already passed since the tragedy, Poland continues to search for the culprits.

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  • European Heritage Label for the Peace Palace: Award Ceremony

    April 8, 2014

    Today, April 8th, 2014, the first European Heritage Label award ceremony will take place in Brussels, at the Solvay Library. Four heritage sites have been awarded the European Heritage Label: Park Carnuntum, Austria, Great Guild Hall, Estonia, Camp Westerbork and the Peace Palace!
    European Heritage Label awarded to the Peace Palace, The Netherlands

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  • US Imposes Diplomatic Sanctions for Icelandic Whaling, Falls Short of Trade Sanctions

    April 7, 2014

    On March 31, President Obama announced that the United States will not impose targeted trade sanctions to address Iceland’s commercial whaling, although the President has revised and repackaged a series of diplomatic measures that US officials will be obligated to implement.
    In a message sent to Congress, the President acknowledged that Iceland’s actions jeopardize the survival of the fin whale, which is listed in the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) as among the species most threatened with extinction. Iceland’s actions were also found to undermine multilateral efforts to ensure greater worldwide protection for whales.

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  • The Beginning of the End of the Drug War

    April 3, 2014

    Like a lot of wars, the war on drugs has long had problems of credibility and coherence. But of late, discontent with global drug policy seems to have reached an all-time, er, high.

    For the first time in history, a majority of Americans say they support making marijuana legal. Last year, Colorado, Washington and Uruguay went ahead and did it. More jurisdictions, inside and outside the U.S., are considering following their lead. Meanwhile, a rift is growing at the United Nations. Its International Narcotics Control Board accuses stoner states of violating drug treaties, while drug-producing states say prohibition abets paramilitary groups.

    Read more: Marijuana as an Inalienable Right | Fast forward | OZY

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  • ICJ: Whaling in the Antarctic (Australia v. Japan: New Zealand intervening)

    March 31, 2014

    Whaling in the Antarctic (Australia v. Japan: New Zealand intervening)
    The Court finds that Japan’s whaling programme in the Antarctic (JARPA II) is not in accordance with three provisions of the Schedule to the International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling

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  • 2014 The Hague Nuclear Security Summit Ends / King Willem-Alexander refers in Speech to Hugo Grotius and the Hague Peace Conferences of 1899 and 1907

    March 25, 2014

    Just after 12.30h the participating world leaders of the 2014 The Hague Nuclear Security Summit appeared on stage for the tradtional group photo. A final declaration will be presented at 15.15h.
    2014 The Hague Nuclear Security Summit Ends / King Willem-Alexander refers in Speech to Hugo Grotius and the Hague Peace Conferences of 1899 and 1907

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  • Themes of NSS 2014

    March 24, 2014

    The Netherlands will be hosting the Nuclear Security Summit on 24 and 25 March 2014. Nuclear security involves implementing a series of pre-emptive measures to prevent internal and/or external threats directly or indirectly related to nuclear materials, radioactive sources, relevant facilities or other associated activities. Reducing the amount of dangerous nuclear material in the world, improving the security of all nuclear material and radioactive sources and improving international cooperation are the main themes of the 2014 Summit.

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  • Nuclear Security Summit, The Hague, 24-25 March 2014

    March 24, 2014

    The 2014 The Hague Nuclear Security Summit starts today, March 24 at 13.30. Delegations will be received by Dutch prime minister Rutte at the World Forum. After the official opening, the plenary meeting will start.
    Nuclear Security Summit, The Hague 2014

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