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Nouvelles du droit international

  • Crimea Joins Russia: What International Law Suggests

    March 20, 2014

    “There is a strong belief that Russia’s action is violating international law. I know President Putin seems to have a different set of lawyers making a different set of interpretations, but I don’t think that’s fooling anybody.” – President Barack Obama, March 4

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  • News on 2014 The Hague Nuclear Security Summit

    March 19, 2014

    The United States and its G7 allies will gather next week on the margins of the 2014 The Hague Nuclear Security Summit to consider a further response to Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea region.
     News on 2014 The Hague Nuclear Security Summit

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  • Exclusive: Syria to miss deadline to destroy 12 chemical arms sites-sources at OPCW

    March 7, 2014

    Syria will miss a major deadline next week in the program to destroy its chemical weapons production facilities, sources at the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons said on Thursday.

    Source: Reuters

     

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  • Erdogan says Turkey could ban Facebook and YouTube

    March 7, 2014

    Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey could ban Facebook and YouTube after local elections on March 30, saying they have been abused by his political enemies. Erdogan is locked in a power struggle with U.S.-based Turkish Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, a former ally who he says is behind a stream of “fabricated” audio recordings posted [...]

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  • Getty makes 35 million photos free to use

    March 7, 2014

    Getty Images, the world’s largest photo agency, has made vast swathes of its library free to use, in an effort to combat piracy. Millions of images – including famous shots of Marilyn Monroe and Barack Obama – will now be available without cost to blogs and social media sites. The photos will be “framed” with [...]

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  • DR Congo warlord Germain Katanga faces ICC verdict

    March 7, 2014

    Judges at International Criminal Court (ICC) are due to give their verdict at the war crimes trial of Congolese militia leader Germain Katanga. He is accused of being behind the 2003 massacre of more than 200 villagers in the gold-rich Ituri province of north-eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

    Source: BBC News

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  • World powers responsible for failing to stop Syria war crimes: U.N.

    March 5, 2014

    All sides in Syria’s civil war are using shelling and siege tactics to punish civilians and big powers bear responsibility for allowing such war crimes to persist, U.N. human rights investigators said on Wednesday

    By S. Nebehay

    Source: Reuters

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  • Posts on Russian Intervention in Ukraine

    March 5, 2014

    Three Posts on Opinio Juris on the Russian Intervention in Ukraine.

    Russia’s Intervention in Ukraine: Legal Rhetoric and Military Tactics Russia Reminds the World (and International Lawyers) of the Limits of International Law Who Speaks for Ukraine?

     

     

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  • Ukraine Crisis: EU Concerned about Cost of Sanctions on Russia

    March 5, 2014

    Great Britain would very much like to penalize Russia for its encroachment on the Crimean Peninsula. But it should cost the UK as little as possible.

    By G.P. Schmitz

    Source: Spiegel Online International

     

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  • Chinese dissident fails in effort to get murder case heard at European court

    March 5, 2014

    A Chinese dissident convicted of murder after an Old Bailey trial held in secret has lost his attempt to present his whole defence case to the European court of human rights.

    By D. Campbell and R. Norton-Taylor

    Source: The Guardian

     

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