International Law

Michigan professor refuses to write recommendation letter because of BDS

In a statement to JTA, Club Z’s executive director, Masha Merkulova, said the decision is anti-Semitic as it came “solely because her chosen …

Civil Rights

UN Syria war crimes body to open two cases this year

GENEVA (AFP) -<p>The UN judge responsible for preparing war crimes charges against individuals over the Syrian conflict said Thursday her office plans to open at least two cases by year's end.<p>Catherine Marchi-Uhel, a French national, heads the body known as the "International, Impartial and …

International Criminal Court

Canada's parliament declares Rohingya crisis a genocide

Canada’s House of Commons has declared, by a unanimous vote on Thursday, that the ethnic cleansing campaign against Rohingya Muslims by Myanmar’s military is a genocide.<p>The members of parliament endorsed the findings of a 400-page United Nations report, released Tuesday, which said that crimes …

Canada

Report Shows Foreign Cash Is Financing Much Of The Climate Crusade Against Exxon

3:43 PM 09/20/2018<p>Much of the financing propping up climate litigation targeting ExxonMobil and other oil companies is coming from foreign …

Conservative View

Uganda:Turn Ongwen Into Witness, Lawyer Tells ICC

The Hague. The former commander of the Sinia Brigade with the Lord Resistance Army (LRA), Dominic Ongwen, should be a prosecution witness and not an …

International Criminal Court

Poland breached rights with exhumation order of presidential plane crash victims, says European court

WARSAW (Reuters) - A European Court said on Thursday that the exhumation of victims of a Polish Air Force plane crash had breached the rights of two women who complained that the bodies of their husbands were dug up in May without consent on the orders of Polish prosecutors.<p>Among the 96 people …

Judiciary

Netizen Report: Authorities shut down mobile internet in Ethiopia’s capital, as ethnic and political conflict persist

The Advox Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in Internet rights around the world.Just five …

Human Rights

AP Analysis: Trump heads to UN as US retreats from world

WASHINGTON (AP) — America first? Try America first, second and third.<p>As President Donald Trump prepares for his second U.N. General Assembly, the Olympics of international diplomacy, his administration has turned unabashedly and profoundly inward, pursuing ever more unilateral policies in what …

Foreign Policy

MPs unanimously declare Myanmar crackdown on Rohingya a 'genocide'

MPs from all parties have unanimously adopted a motion condemning the acts of the Myanmar military against Rohingya Muslims as an act of …

Canadian Politics

South Korea coast guard detains illegal Chinese boats

South Korea coast guard has detained four Chinese boats that were engaged in "illegal fishing" in South Korea territorial waters near the country's …

Coast Guard

Harnessing the Power of Women Foreign Ministers

In a first-of-its-kind summit, the world’s female foreign ministers will meet in Montreal today and tomorrow to discuss a range of global challenges, …

Human Rights

A $3bn debt dispute between Russia and Ukraine may go to trial

UKRAINE and Russia have not just been military foes in recent years, but legal ones too. In 2015 Ukraine reneged on a $3bn bond repayment to Russia. …

Foreign Debt

International Pressure on Myanmar Offers Flicker of Hope for Rohingya

International observers have watched with horror over the last year as Myanmar’s “slow-burn genocide” against its Muslim Rohingya minority flared …

Human Rights

Russian vessel suspected of violating Finnish territorial waters

A Russian training sailboat is believed to have entered Finnish territorial waters in the Archipelagic Sea in the early hours of Thursday morning, …

Finland

Azerbaijan Continues Crackdown on Civil Society

Human Rights Watch welcomes the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) report on Azerbaijan and notes that the government accepted numerous broad …

Human Rights

Foreign money bankrolls climate change lawsuits against US oil companies

Politically motivated government officials who joined with environmental activists and academic figures to prosecute energy companies and silence …

U.S. Politics

IPA calls on Belgium to scrap security fee for journalists at EU summits

© Belga<p>The International Press Association (IPA) on Wednesday reiterated a call for Belgium to scrap a 50-euro fee imposed on journalists covering …

Belgium

EU's Jourova demands release of Ukrainian political prisoner in letter to Russia's justice minister

EPA-EFE/STEPAN FRANKO<p>Click for full view<p>Ukrainians hold placards with the hashtag '#FreeSentsov' during a rally on the 100th day Ukrainian film …

European News

Key Congo Opposition Leader Is Excluded as Candidate in Vote

The Democratic Republic of Congo’s electoral commission confirmed opposition leader Jean-Pierre Bemba’s disqualification from this year’s …

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Marc Thiessen: Chaos or not, Trump is racking up a record of foreign policy success

In his new book "Fear," Bob Woodward recounts that in April 2017, after President Trump saw images of dead Syrian children with their mouths foaming from a sarin attack, he called Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and issued an order: Get me a plan for a military strike to take out Syrian President …

Opinion

Washington's exceptional logic — laws should be applied equally, except to Americans

The doctrine of American exceptionalism – which holds that the United States, by dint of its unique virtue and obligation to lead the free world, …

International Criminal Court

German anti-abortion activist loses case against injunctions

The European Court of Human Rights has rejected a German anti-abortion activist's case against injunctions ordering him to stop referring to …

Judiciary

The United Nations Braces for Donald Trump's Second Appearance—And He Should Prepare for Blowback

Next week Donald J. Trump returns to the United Nations for the annual opening of the UN General Assembly. While Trump exceeded expectations during …

United Nations

Duterte welcomes US official’s attack vs ICC

MANILA - President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday welcomed White House National Security Advisor John Bolton’s attack on the International Criminal …

Rome Statute

RFE/RL Welcomes European Rights Court Decision On Reporter’s Case

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) has welcomed a decision by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) on RFE/RL investigative reporter …

Radio Free Europe

Ahmed Charai: The International Criminal Court Is a Failed Experiment

The International Criminal Court is “already dead to us” National Security Adviser John Bolton told the Federalist Society recently. The U.S. will, …

International Criminal Court

Trump just the latest U.S. president to push Palestine around

U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton is at it again. He recently issued a blistering rebuke of the International Criminal Court (ICC): “We will …

Human Rights

Trump's most trusted national security adviser? Himself.

By Zachary Cohen, Jenna McLaughlin and Jeremy Diamond, CNN<p>Updated at 2:22 AM ET, Wed September 19, 2018<p>00:30<p>Trump: Syria humanitarian crisis is a disgrace<p>02:05<p>Trump unveils national security plan<p>01:21<p>Trump: We have to start winning wars again<p>02:03<p>Trump contradicts Bolton on North Korea<p>02:09<p>Trump's …

National Security

Prostitution is against human dignity: Turkey’s top court

ISTANBUL<p>Turkey’s Constitutional Court has ruled that legal protections on privacy rights do not cover prostitutes because “accepting prostitution as …

Turkey

Lecture Series - Dr. Anthea Roberts

Australian National University