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  • Insight – EU legal fog lets Scots bank on politics to keep them in

    September 15, 2014

    If Scots vote for independence, it will be in part because they believe assurances that their small Atlantic peninsula can quit the United Kingdom without ever leaving the secure embrace of the European Union.

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  • A Court’s Collapse

    September 15, 2014

    The International Criminal Court earlier this month suffered its biggest setback since its establishment at the turn of the century amid hopes that soft power and legalism could deter atrocities. The court’s chief prosecutor announced that she was shelving the prosecution of Uhuru Kenyatta, accused of abetting thousands of murders and rapes in Kenya’s 2007 interethnic election violence.

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  • Catalans turn out en masse to ask for independence vote

    September 12, 2014

    Around 1.8 million Catalans took to the streets of Barcelona on Thursday (12 September) calling for the right to vote on independence.

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  • Developing the Law of Non-International Armed Conflict: A View of the Harmonization Project

    September 12, 2014

    This post is a response to Professor Sarah Cleveland’s post on the Columbia-based Harmonization Project that Professor Cleveland and Sir Daniel Bethlehem are leading. That project explores the potential for applying the law of international armed conflict (IAC) in non-international armed conflicts (NIACs), as a means of developing the law applicable in the latter.

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  • China Denies Using Antimonopoly Law to Target Foreign Companies

    September 12, 2014

    BEIJING—Chinese regulators denied allegations made by foreign business groups that China is using its antimonopoly law to unfairly target foreign companies and may be violating its World Trade Organization commitments.

    By Yang Jie and Laurie Burkitt

    Source : Wall Street Journal

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  • Agribusiness Drives Most Illegal Deforestation

    September 12, 2014

    Everyday products like beef, soy and palm oil already are widely blamed for spurring massive losses of the world’s tropical forests. These products are also frequently linked to clearing that takes place in spite of local laws enacted to protect these forests.

    By Elizabeth Harball
    Source : The Scientific American

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  • Mideast Nuclear Weapons-Free Zone Remains in Limbo

    September 11, 2014

    After four long years of protracted negotiations, a proposal for a nuclear weapons-free zone (NWFZ) in the strife-torn Middle East remains in limbo – and perhaps virtually dead.

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  • Google urged to stick to European court privacy ruling

    September 11, 2014

    Privacy campaigners are urging Google to respect a European court ruling on the “right to be forgotten” as the Internet giant tours European capitals to debate the issue.

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  • Scottish Independence and EU Membership: Part I

    September 11, 2014

    As the campaigns for and against Scottish independence move into their final rounds of sparring before the vote on 18 September, the question of Scottish membership of the European Union (EU) sits (relatively) quietly in the background.

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  • U.N.’s Ban urges Assad to seek political solution to Syria crisis

    September 10, 2014

    U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged President Bashar al-Assad to seek a political solution to Syria’s war, saying this would help international efforts against Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq, al-Hayat newspaper reported on Wednesday.

    Source : Reuters

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