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Yemen’s former leader leaves Sanaa after house arrest

Yemen’s former leader leaves Sanaa after house arrest (Reuters) – Yemen’s former president Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi escaped his official residence after weeks of house arrest by the Houthi militia on Saturday and flew to his home town of Aden, a senior political source and a Houthi official said. Hadi fled …

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Eurozone Officials Reach Accord With Greece to Extend Bailout

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Eurozone Officials Reach Accord With Greece to Extend Bailout BRUSSELS — Ending an acrimonious standoff, European leaders hashed out a deal on Friday to extend Greece’s bailout by four months, giving the troubled country a financial lifeline and avoiding a bankruptcy with potentially destabilizing consequences for the region. The agreement, …

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Palestine, UN Non-Member Observer Status and ICC Jurisdiction

Palestine, UN Non-Member Observer Status and ICC Jurisdiction On 22 January 2009, the Palestinian Minister of Justice, on behalf of the Palestinian National Authority (PNA), lodged a declaration recognizing the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court (ICC) (pictured left) ‘for the purpose of identifying, prosecuting and judging the authors and …

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Recognition of States in International Law: For Sale

Recognition of States in International Law: For Sale News reports indicate that former Guatemalan president Alfonso Portillo (pictured left) recently pleaded guilty in federal court in New York to accepting $2.5 million in bribes from Taiwanese officials in exchange for assurances of continued diplomatic recognition during his tenure in office …

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Separatist unrest spreads in Ukraine; ultimatum ends with no crackdown

Separatist unrest spreads in Ukraine; ultimatum ends with no crackdown (Reuters) – Pro-Russian separatists on Monday ignored an ultimatum to leave occupied government buildings in eastern Ukraine while another group of rebels attacked a police headquarters as a threatened military offensive by government forces failed to materialize. Rebels in the …

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“The City and the City” and Public International Law

“The City and the City” and Public International Law The City and the City. It is, at its core, a novel about jurisdiction, and its setting is one of Miéville’s most fascinating creations. Miéville himself is no stranger to international law, being the author of Between Equal Rights: A Marxist …

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Security Council Requires Scheduled Destruction of Syria’s Chemical Weapons, Unanimously Adopting Resolution 2118 (2013) – S/RES/2118

Security Council Requires Scheduled Destruction of Syria’s Chemical Weapons, Unanimously Adopting Resolution 2118 (2013) The full text of Security Council resolution 2118 (2013) reads as follows: “The Security Council, “Recalling the Statements of its President of 3 August 2011, 21 March 2012, 5 April 2012, and its resolutions 1540 (2004), …

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The 100th Anniversary of the Peace Palace

The 100th Anniversary of the Peace Palace Today marks the 100th anniversary of the Peace Palace, which houses the International Court of Justice in the Hague. The Peace Palace also houses the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA), the Hague Academy of International Law and the Peace Palace Library. The idea …

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A Shared Responsibility Trap: Supplying Weapons to the Syrian Opposition

A Shared Responsibility Trap: Supplying Weapons to the Syrian Opposition Syrian Opposition Flag (Wikipedia) Cross-posted at the SHARES Blog In the last few weeks, a shared responsibility trap has arisen in relation to the conflict in Syria. On 4 June 2013, the Report of the Independent International Commission of Inquiry …

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Human Rights: Member State, EU and ECHR Levels of Protection

Human Rights: Member State, EU and ECHR Levels of Protection Article 53 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union caused, already at its inception, a hermeneutical conundrum: Nothing in the Charter shall be interpreted as restricting or adversely affecting human rights and fundamental freedoms as recognized, in …

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General Assembly Adopts Texts on Items Ranging from Self-Determination to Peace in South Atlantic; Supports Extension of Impunity Commission in Guatemala

General Assembly Adopts Texts on Items Ranging from Self-Determination to Peace in South Atlantic; Supports Extension of Impunity Commission in Guatemala The General Assembly, working through its busy agenda, today adopted five resolutions and one decision on a wide range of items, including on the self-determination of French Polynesia and …

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