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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.

  • Talking Point: No justice for East Ukrainians

    October 21, 2014

    British Ukrainian Russian actress and writer Vera Graziadei bemoans the lack of investigation into atrocities in Ukraine, including those against children.

    A day after winning the Nobel Peace Prize, Kailash Satyarthi, in an interview with RIA News, urged the Ukrainian government to protect Ukrainian citizens and especially children: “It is the responsibility of the Ukrainian government to save their citizens, particularly children. Safety of children will be their utmost priority. I will appeal to the Ukrainian government so as to ensure that such incidents against children will not occur in future.”
    Read more: http://voiceofrussia.com/uk/news/2014_10_20/Talking-Point-No-justice-for-East-Ukrainians-8423/

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  • The Inter-American Court of Human Rights Project

    October 21, 2014

    Welcome to Loyola of Los Angeles International and Comparative Law Review’s Inter-American Court of Human Rights Project database and journal. The Inter-American Court of Human Rights Project (“IACHR Project”) is a student-run organization that seeks to increase access to decisions rendered by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (“Inter-American Court”) in order to assist students, practitioners, and scholars in strengthening human rights law in the Americas.

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  • Holding ISIS To Account – Analysis

    October 20, 2014

    The international outcry to the openly advertised atrocities committed in Iraq by the jihadist group calling itself Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS or ISIL) has led to calls for investigations and punishment, with US President Barak Obama saying “justice will be done” after the killing of journalist James Foley.

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  • The Ebola could have escaped from US bio-warfare labs

    October 20, 2014

    Is Ebola virus a GMO? Why does it spread so quickly and travel such great distances? What’s going on in the bio-warfare laboratories that the United States have set in West Africa? And most importantly. Are we being told the truth about Ebola? The leading American law professor Francis A. Boyle, answers questions for tvxs.gr and reveals that USA have been using West Africa as an offshore to circumvent the Convention on Biological Weapons and do bio-warfare work. By Aggeliki Dimopoulou

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  • Did the European Court of Justice slip Mahinda a trump card?

    October 20, 2014

    Here’s the ‘word on the street’ or rather ‘word on the walls’ on Saturday October 18, 2014: ‘hqfrdamd ix.uh LTTE ;yku bj;a lrhs rks,a hqfrdamfhka jev wrUhs.’ (The EU lifts LTTE ban – Ranil embarks (on campaign) from Europe).’
    It is a neat juxtaposition. The first part is true in part. The European Court of Justice (ECJ) annulled the EU regulations proscribing the LTTE but did so with an important rider, ‘on fundamentally procedural grounds’ with the decision ‘not implying any substantive assessment of the question of the classification of the LTTE as a terrorist group’

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  • District Court in New York to hear arguments on UN claim to immunity from justice over cholera in Haiti

    October 20, 2014

    Judge J. Paul Oetken has granted Plaintiffs’ request for an oral argument in Georges v. United Nations, 1:13-CV-7146, the ongoing case against the United Nations (UN), the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, and former head of MINUSTAH Edmond Mulet, for recklessly introducing cholera to Haiti in 2010. Victims of the resulting epidemic filed the case in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York in October 2013.

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  • Vatican’s Manuscripts Digital Archive Now Available Online

    October 20, 2014

    T DATA Corporation, a global IT services provider, today announced its deployment of a new application for accessing and browsing the Vatican Apostolic Library’s digital archive online, enabling people to view digital reproductions of more than 4,000 ancient manuscripts at the Library’s website

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  • Do Detroit’s water shutoffs violate international law? UN to investigate

    October 20, 2014

    Two human rights experts from the United Nations plan to visit Detroit this weekend to investigate whether the city is violating international laws by disconnecting water service to thousands of homes belonging to people who haven’t paid their utility bills, according to news reports.

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  • China’s Unstoppable Lawyers: An Interview With Teng Biao

    October 20, 2014

    Teng Biao is one of China’s best-known civil-rights lawyers, and a prominent member of the weiquan, or “rights defenders,” movement, a loosely knit coalition of Chinese lawyers and activists who tackle cases related to the environment, religious freedom, and freedom of speech and the press.

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  • Law in a time of Ebola

    October 20, 2014

    When the Ebola epidemic escalated in Sierra Leone around June 2014 we wondered if we should close down our legal aid organization, AdvocAid. Many international NGOs were evacuating their international staff and many local NGOs started to restrict their activities. We decided to continue to operate and to see how, as lawyers and paralegals, we could best respond to this national emergency. We provide legal aid and support to girls and women affected by the criminal justice system, one of the most disadvantaged groups in the country, as well as working to strengthen and reform the justice system.

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