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French Military Intervention in Mali: It’s Legal but… Why? Part I

French Military Intervention in Mali: It’s Legal but… Why? Part I Part 1: The Argument of Collective Self-Defense Dr. Theodore Christakis is Professor of International Law at the University Grenoble-Alpes (France). He is Director of the Centre for International Security and European Studies (CESICE) and chairman of the ESIL Interest …

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Philippines Initiates Arbitration Against China over South China Seas Dispute

Philippines Initiates Arbitration Against China over South China Seas Dispute Today, the Philippines has initiated arbitral proceedings against China with regard to China’s claims over much of the South China seas. Those Chinese claims have led to serious disputes between China and several of its neighbours in East Asia with those disputes …

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Canada and Denmark reach agreement on the Lincoln Sea Boundary

Canada and Denmark reach agreement on the Lincoln Sea Boundary Jacques Hartmann is Lecturer in Law, Dundee Law School, Scotland. This graphic is for illustrative purposes only. The solid black line is the boundary agreed in the 1973 treaty. The broken black line is the boundary agreed ad referendum. The …

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Argentina’s President To UK: Stop ‘Blatant Colonialism’ In Falklands

Argentina’s President To UK: Stop ‘Blatant Colonialism’ In Falklands LONDON — Argentina’s president called on Britain on Thursday to relinquish control of the Falkland Islands, accusing London of taking part in an act of “blatant colonialism” in claiming the wind-swept archipelago. Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner published an open letter in …

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ITLOS order Ghana to release Argentine navy ship

ITLOS order Ghana to release Argentine navy ship On 15 December, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) ordered Ghana to release the Argentine military training vessel ARA Fragata Libertad (see oral proceedings). NML Capital, an investment company focused on distressed debt based in the Cayman Islands …

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Obama Says U.S. Will Recognize Syrian Rebels

Obama Says U.S. Will Recognize Syrian Rebels WASHINGTON — President Obama said Tuesday that the United States would formally recognize a coalition of Syrian opposition groups as that country’s legitimate representative, intensifying the pressure on President Bashar al-Assad to give up his bloody struggle to stay in power. Mr. Obama’s …

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Status of Palestine in the United Nations (A/RES/67/19) Full Text

Status of Palestine in the United Nations Voting record              The General Assembly,            Guided by the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations, and stressing in this regard the principle of equal rights and self-determination of peoples,            Recalling its resolution 2625 (XXV) of 24 …

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Argentina to take Falklands row to UN

Argentina to take Falklands row to UN Cristina Kirchner warns of ‘grave risks to international security’ and states intention to prevent war over natural resources President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner has accused Britain of “militarising” the south Atlantic, and said she would seek UN intervention to prevent a war against …

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UK and Argentina in new war of words over Falklands – euronews.net

UK and Argentina in new war of words over Falklands Tensions are again mounting between Argentina and Britain over the Falkland Islands, in the run-up to the 30th anniversary of the brief war the two countries fought over sovereignty. At a small demonstration outside the British Embassy in Buenos Aires, …

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US Fourth ICCPR Report, IHRL and IHL

US Fourth ICCPR Report, IHRL and IHL The US Government recently submitted to the Human Rights Committee its fourth periodic report on its compliance with the ICCPR. On the issues near and dear to my heart – the extraterritorial application of the ICCPR and the relationship between IHRL and IHRL …

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