International Law

Snipers ordered to shoot children, Israeli general confirms

An Israeli general has confirmed that when snipers stationed along Israel’s boundary with Gaza shoot at children, they are doing so deliberately, …

Israel

Alfie Evans: European Court of Human Rights rules against parents

<b>Judges at the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) have refused to intervene in the case of terminally ill toddler Alfie Evans.</b><p>Parents Tom Evans and Kate James lodged an urgent application over the 23-month-old's life support at Alder Hey Children's Hospital in Liverpool.<p>An ECHR spokesman said the …

Human Rights

Gina Haspel's CIA appointment will delight torturers around the globe

Trump’s support for torture and Haspel’s reputation for allegedly overseeing it can cause untold human damage<p>Donald Trump’s nominee to become the next director of the CIA has ignited great moral anguish in the US, but from Bangkok to London and beyond we should all be alarmed.<p>Gina Haspel, who has …

Law (UK)

The Rohingya Crisis Is Becoming Islam’s Genocide; What Are We Doing About It?

The UN investigates. The Holocaust museum has even rescinded a prize it once gave to Aung San Suu Kyi. Yet, we still risk letting this unfathomable …

Human Rights

Arresting ICC prosecutor could get Duterte in more legal trouble, says lawyer

CEBU CITY --- President Rodrigo Duterte cannot just order the arrest of a prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) without repercussions. …

Human Rights

Syria airstrikes violated international law: German parliamentary report | News | DW | 20.04.2018

The German government supported the airstrikes by the US, UK and France in response to an alleged chemical weapons attack. But a new report has said …

North Africa

Nigeria:International Criminal Court President Visits Nigeria, Silent On Biafra

(Photo: Vanguard)The President of the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Chile Eboe-Osuji, who concluded his official visit to Nigeria last …

Africa

14 killed in one-day drug sweep in Bulacan

<b>Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 21)</b> — Fourteen drug suspects were killed and almost a hundred rounded up by police in anti-drug operations …

Asia

This Week in Women: It’s Long Past Time We Took Gender-Based Crimes More Seriously

<b>This Week in Women is part of a series produced in partnership between Ms. and the Fuller Project for International Reporting. This column is also</b> …

Feminism

Israeli Forces Kill 4 Palestinians, Injure 40 on Israel's Independence Day

transcript<p>GREG WILPERT: It's the Real News Network. I'm Greg Wilpert coming to you from Quito, Ecuador. Palestinians in Gaza continued their Great …

Israel

Israeli soldiers open fire on Gaza protesters fourth week in a row

<b>Israeli forces reportedly kill at least four protesters and wound over 400 with live ammunition and tear gas during Gaza Return March demonstrations</b> …

Israel

Rodrigo Duterte, Who Bristles at Foreign Critics, Has Begun Deporting Them

MANILA — President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines, who has chafed at overseas criticism of his strongman style since he was elected to office in 2016, has overseen the deportation or detention of two foreign critics in recent days, taking personal responsibility for the arrest of a 71-year-old …

News

Watch: Omar Abdullah Heckled By Kashmiri-American Protesters At University Of Berkeley

Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah’s was confronted with Kashmiri-American protesters at the University of Berkeley in the United …

Pakistan

Sudanese president fires foreign minister after pay remark

Sudan's official news agency says President Omar al-Bashir has fired his foreign minister a day after he spoke in parliament and complained how …

News (U.S.)

Cohen publishes article in American Journal of International Law | www.law.uga.edu

Wilner/UGA Foundation Professor in International Law Harlan G. Cohen published "Multilateralism's Life Cycle" in 112 <i>American Journal of International</i> …

World Politics

Philippines' new police leader vows to pursue drug war

The newly named top police commander of the Philippines pledged Friday to keep up President Rodrigo Duterte's bloody anti-drug war despite fresh …

Asia

Dutch war criminal Guus Kouwenhoven not being extradited yet, after breaking his leg

SA will not extradite international arms dealer Augustinus "Guus" Kouwenhoven just yet‚ after the 75-year-old Dutchman was absent from Cape Town …

Business (South Africa)

Cayetano slams European Parliament resolution seeking end of drug war

MANILA - Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano on Thursday lashed out at the European Parliament's latest resolution that called on the …

North Africa

Forcing refugees home is appalling. It’s not the answer to our global crisis

<i>Lloyd Axworthy is chair of the World Refugee Council at the Centre for International Governance Innovation and former Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of Employment and Immigration of Canada.</i><p>With global refugee numbers increasing around the worldand political tensions rising apace, less …

Human Rights

Rodrigo Duterte says he personally ordered arrest of Australian nun

Philippine president tells soldiers he had Sister Patricia Fox, 71, detained after she insulted him<p>• Sign up to receive the top stories every morning<p>The president of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, has said that he personally ordered the detention of an Australian Catholic nun, warning that any …

Asia

UN human rights experts condemn Gaza protest killings

Maureen Clare Murphy 18 April 2018Special rapporteurs call for immediate end to Israel’s 11-year blockade.

Israel

Legal argument in quitting ICC ‘embarrassing even for non-lawyers’ – ICTJ lawyer

NEW YORK---Lawyer Ruben Carranza, director of the International Center for Transitional Justice's (ICTJ) reparative justice program, believes his …

International Criminal Court

Head of UN entity probing war crimes in Syria speaks to FRANCE 24

French judge Catherine Marchi-Uhel is the head of the UN entity investigating serious crimes in Syria, the International, Impartial and Independent Mechanism (IIIM). As the panel presents its first report to the UN General Assembly, Marchi-Uhel granted an interview to FRANCE 24 in New York. She …

Middle East

Darfur Violence Stirs Alarm as U.S. Seeks Improved Rights Record in Sudan | Best Countries | US News

International attempts to end the brutal violence in Sudan appear less likely more than a year after the U.S. lifted sanctions on the East African …

Africa

Lawyers seek U.N. intervention on 'attacks on judiciary'

Various lawyer groups urge the United Nations to look into the attacks on judicial independence allegedly perpetrated by the Duterte administration.

Human Rights

Concluding Organizational Session on Sustainable Use of Marine Biodiversity, Conference President Commends Work towards Legally Binding Instrument | Meetings Coverage and Press Releases

Member States had set the tone for progress towards developing a legally binding treaty aimed at the conservation and sustainable use of marine …

United Nations

This Wireless Keyboard and Trackpad Is Perfect For Your Home Theater PC, Smart TV, or Game Console

Little known fact: typing in emails and passwords with the 4-way D-pad on a TV remote is actually considered tortured under the Geneva …

Smart TV

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Monday, 23 April 2018<p>All indicated times are New York time (GMT-4)<p>08:00 am<p>Domestic and International Financial Instruments for Universal Social …

Indigenous Peoples

Preventing endless wars in Syria

By Omer KarasapanForced displacement of populations has been an integral part of the Syrian war, as evidenced by last week’s use of chemical weapons …

Middle East

'Bato' bows out as national police chief

Director General Ronald "Bato" Dela Rosa stepped down as chief of the Philippine National Police on Thursday after nearly 2 years at the forefront of …

Asia