• Air Law

    Research guide

    International air law covers all the aspects of (public and private) international law with regard to airspace and air transport, the sources of international air law, the international organizations involved (ICAO) and international conventions such as the Chicago Convention 1944 and the Montreal Convention 1999. International air law deals with many topics, such as transport responsibility, safety of passengers, airplanes and luggage, airport-regulations, hijacking, air pollution, and aerial warfare.

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  • Athletes and whereabouts

    Library blog - August 30, 2011

    Whereabouts are information provided by a limited number of top elite athletes about their location to the International Sport Federation or National Anti-Doping Organization that included them in their respective registered testing pool as part of these top elite athletes’anti-doping responsibilities. What does that mean? Anti-Doping Organizations are required to have out-of-competition testing on top […]

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  • Dutch MP acquitted : freedom of expression prevails

    Library blog - June 24, 2011

    The Amsterdam Court has cleared Dutch Member of Parliament Geert Wilders of hate charges.

    According to the Dutch court his anti-islamic statements always fell within the bounds of legitimate political debate even if they were offensive to many Muslims. The Amsterdam Court found his rhetoric was “on the edge of what is legally permissible.” The statements were directed “against a religion as such and not against individual persons or a group of people.”

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  • Ivory Coast : UNOCI mandat prolonged until 30 June 2011

    Library blog - December 23, 2010

    At 20 December 2010 the United Nations Security Council (SC/10132) extended the mission in Cote d’Ivoire until 30 June 2011, strongly condemned attempts to usurp the will of the people and urged respect for the election outcome : Alassane Ouattara, a former prime minister, banker and leader of the opposition, has been recognized as the winner of November’s election by the United Nations, the African Union, the United States and the European Union. The incumbent president, Laurent Gbagbo has resisted repeated calls for him to cede the office.

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  • Religion and Constitutional Rights

    Library blog - October 18, 2010

    Lately constitutional rights law cases are very much at the centre of public attention in the Netherlands. The cases have a common denominator: religion.

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  • Norway and Russian Federation Sign Maritime Delimitation Agreement

    Library blog - September 17, 2010

    In Murmansk on Wednesday 15th September 2010 Norway and the Russian Federation signed a treaty concerning the maritime delimitation and cooperation in the Barents Sea and the Arctic Ocean. The disputed territory covered 175,000 square km (67,600 sq miles), an area mainly in the Barents Sea between proven petroleum reserves on the Russian and Norwegian sides.

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  • Arabian leaders try to tackle tension in Lebanon

    Library blog - August 1, 2010

    King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia and Syrian President Bashar Assad visited Beirut on Friday 30th July in a show of unity before the Special Tribunal for Lebanon’s indictments in the 2005 assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri. Lebanon’s president, prime minister and parliamentary speaker stood side by side to receive the heads of state as they descended from a Saudi jet onto a red carpet at Rafik Hariri International Airport. The visit appeared to be an attempt to quell anxiety in Lebanon that followed a speech last week by Sheik Hassan Nasrallah, the leader of the militant group Hezbollah, in which he denied links between his party and Hariri’s death.

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  • Privacy in the Clouds

    Library blog - June 8, 2010

    In the last few years cloud computing technology has growing in popularity. From communications network to computing network it is the next step in the development of the function of the internet. Cloud computing technology uses the internet and central remote servers (the ’cloud’) to maintain data and applications.

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  • Obama Administration redefines U.S. National Security Strategy

    Library blog - May 28, 2010

    At Thursday, May 27, 2010 the Obama Administration unveiled a new national security doctrine that would join diplomatic engagement and economic discipline with military power to bolster America’s standing in the world. The United States National Security Strategy acts as a blueprint for how a White House administration intends to protect Americans. It also is […]

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  • Juan Antonio Samaranch (1920-2010)

    Library blog - April 23, 2010

    Former International Olympic Committee president Juan Antonio Samaranch has died in hospital after being taken ill at the weekend. The Spaniard was widely regarded as the most powerful man in sport when he headed the IOC from 1980 to 2001.
    His successor Jacques Rogge stated: “I cannot find the words to express the distress of the Olympic family (…) Thanks to his extraordinary vision and talent, Samaranch was the architect of a strong and unified Olympic Movement.

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