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Recognition of Libyan National Transitional Council as Government of Libya

Recognition of Libyan National Transitional Council as Government of LibyaOn June 16, I wrote a post asking “Which Entity is the Government of Libya and Why does it Matter?” In that post, I explained that what appeared to be recognition by a number of States of the Libyan “rebel” National Transitional Council (NTC) as …

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What does UN Security Council Resolution 1973 permit?

What does UN Security Council Resolution 1973 permit?I spent much of yesterday conducting interviews with the media about the situation in Libya. One of the questions I was repeatedly asked concerned the scope of the UN Security Council Resolution 1973 which authorises the use of force in Libya.  How far does the resolution …

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Proposed Amendments to UK’s Universal Jurisdiction Laws

Proposed Amendments to UK’s Universal Jurisdiction LawsSome months ago we noted that the UK’s coalition government was planning to introduce legislation that would restrict the application of universal jurisdiction in the UK. The government was not proposing to restrict the scope of jurisdiction of UK courts over universal jurisdiction offences but to …

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Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons and on Their Destruction

Signed at London, Moscow and Washington on 10 April 1972.Entered into force on 26 March 1975.Depositaries: UK, US and Soviet governments. The States Parties to this Convention, Determined to act with a view to achieving effective progress towards general and complete disarmament, including the prohibition and elimination of all types …

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