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International law news is a Peace Palace Library news service on topics of International Law. The library is not responsible for the content of outside sources.

  • Judge Fernández de Gurmendi elected ICC President for 2015-2018

    March 13, 2015

    Today, 11 March 2015, the judges of the International Criminal Court (ICC), sitting in a plenary session, elected Judge Silvia Fernández de Gurmendi (Argentina) as President of the Court for a three-year term with immediate effect. Judge Joyce Aluoch (Kenya) was elected First Vice-President and Judge Kuniko Ozaki (Japan) Second Vice-President.

    Source: ICC Press and [...]

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  • Major nations hold talks on ending U.N. sanctions on Iran – officials

    March 13, 2015

    Major world powers have begun talks about a United Nations Security Council resolution to lift U.N. sanctions on Iran if a nuclear agreement is struck with Tehran, a step that could make it harder for the U.S. Congress to undo a deal, Western officials said.

    The talks between Britain, China, France, Russia and the United [...]

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  • Equality Is a Matter of Human Rights

    March 12, 2015

    Gender equality in political, economic and social arenas is a matter of human rights, said Ambassador Anwarul Chowdhury on Monday to civil society organisations, ambassadors and activists in New York.

    Speaking at the Soka Gakkai International’s New York headquarters, the former Bangladesh Ambassador to the United Nations highlighted the ongoing 59th meeting of Commission on the Status of Women, which runs from Mar. 9 to 20 at the U.N. in New York.

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  • EU’s new GMO law leaves questions unanswered

    March 12, 2015

    A new directive on cultivation of genetically-modified crops (GMOs) in Europe breaks an old deadlock between the European Commission, member states, and producers. But it leaves open political and legal questions.

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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 12, 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.

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  • Peace and Security Salon: Drones and Robots as Means of Modern Warfare, April 9, 2015

    March 12, 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.

    Registration is required.

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  • U.S. slaps sanctions on Ukrainian rebels, Russian bank

    March 11, 2015

    The United States on Wednesday placed sanctions on eight Ukrainian separatists and a Russian bank, warning that recent attacks by rebels armed by Russia violated a European-brokered ceasefire in the war-torn country.

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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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