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The War Drums are Beating: Two Trident Missiles Launched over Los Angeles. Act of Provocation Directed against Russia and China? | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

<i>Without warning just after sunset last Saturday night the US Navy purposely picked a time to launch an unarmed Trident II missile from the submarine</i> …

U.S the only country to oppose UN holding Israel accountable for war crimes, yet again

The US was the only country in the world to oppose a resolution calling for Israel to be held accountable for war crimes, at the 29th regular session …

Differing interpretations of international law could spark major naval conflict between the US and China

The United States and China seem to be edging closer to a naval showdown over freedom of navigation in the South China Sea. The US has announced it plans to conduct naval patrols within 12 nautical miles of China’s controversial “artificial islands” in order to uphold the principle of “freedom of …

China

Court rules that casino can discipline female workers if they put on weight

An appeals court in America has upheld a decision that permitted a casino to legally discipline female workers if they put on weight.<p>The court in New …

Parental rights for rapists? You’d be surprised how cruel the law can be

<b>(Taws13 via iStock)</b><p>When a woman who’s been raped decides to keep her child, she may be in for years of harassment and manipulation<p>Eric Berkowitz<p>October 4, 2015 2:00pm (UTC)<p>In 2009, Jaime Melendez raped and impregnated a 14-year-old girl in Massachusetts. He pleaded guilty, was sentenced to lengthy …

Human Rights

Russia Says Its Airstrikes In Syria Are Perfectly Legal. Are They?

An expert on international law explains why Russia's argument doesn't hold up.<p><i>Every week, The WorldPost asks an expert to shed light on a topic driving headlines around the world. Today, we speak with Marc Weller on the legality of Russian airstrikes in Syria</i><i>.</i><p>Russia has carried out a series of …

How ridiculously easy it is to become a space pirate

Imagine you suddenly found yourself transported to a colony on Mars. Perhaps with the fictional astronaut Mark Watney, who's stranded on the red planet in " The Martian ."<p>Would you get to vote for a colony leader? Would you have to obey a speed limit in your Mars rover? And if you wanted to settle …

International Law

British government defeated as EU court rules travelling to work 'is work'

Time spent by tradesmen driving to first job of the day counts as work, European Court of Justice rules, as British government warns costs to business will increase<p>Time spent by plumbers, decorators and carers driving to their first customer of the day counts towards the 48-hour working week, a …

US Attacks on International Law Are Driving the World to War

<i>The author is a prominent criminal and human rights lawyer who is an outspoken critic of what he says are miscarriages of justice in the prosecution</i> …

Geopolitics

Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine: What does International Law Have to Say?

Apart from Iraq, no member State of the United Nations has done anything quite like it. First, in 2008 against Georgia, then on an ever widening …

Australian court bans Samsung tablet

<b>Samsung's Galaxy Tab is the hottest competitor to Apple's iPad [Reuters]</b><p>A court has temporarily banned Samsung from selling its new Galaxy tablet computer in Australia, a setback for the South Korean electronics giant in a global patent battle with Apple Inc. that accuses it of copying the iPad and …

9 books that new law students should read

Notwithstanding the naysayers, law students and lawyers commit to the pursuit of justice against obstacles that yield only to the keenest and, one hopes, most ethical minds.<p>Yet the study of law is in large part a matter of reading.<p>Lots of reading.<p>But not all legal reading need be as dry as a …

Law