International Law

International law, also known as public international law and law of nations, is the set of rules, norms, and standards generally accepted in relations between nations. It establishes normative guidelines and a common conceptual framework to guide states across a broad range of domains, including war, diplomacy, trade, and human rights. International law aims at the practice of stable, consistent, and organized international relations.The sources of international law include international custom (general state practice accepted as law), treaties, and general principles of law recognized by most national legal systems. International law may also be reflected in international comity, the practices …

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Iran: Stop destruction of mass grave site and allow dignified burials of …

Amnesty International · 29 April 2021 English

Iranian authorities are banning members of the persecuted Baha’i minority from burying their loved ones in empty plots at a cemetery near Tehran that they have used for decades, instead …

inhuman or degrading treatment prohibited under international law. These abuses are taking place in the context


DRC: Prioritize justice for serious crimes

Amnesty International · 29 April 2021 English

New Lukonde Government Should Set Transitional Justice Roadmap

address past and recent serious crimes under international law, including those described in the 2010 United groups, have committed countless crimes under international law, including war crimes and crimes against humanity accountability for serious crimes, in line with international law, the groups said. The groups urged President sexual and gender-based violence, in line with international law, to help them rebuild their lives. The program


Approaching Peace: Centering Rights in Israel-Palestine Conflict Resolution

CEIP · 29 April 2021 English

Centering rights and human security will not only help create the conditions needed to achieve a durable political solution but also promote U.S. interests abroad.

its engagement on Palestine and Israel in international law and human rights”; and the Movement for Black the United Nations Charter; in customary international law to which all states are bound; and in the obligation under federal legislation and international law. The Interest-Based Argument Even if a negotiated accountability for the violation of rights and international law, Palestinian trust in American engagement occupation violates the UN Charter and customary international law principle of the inadmissibility of the acquisition


Human Rights and US Foreign Policy: Implications for India and China

ORF · 28 April 2021 English

An enduring tenet of US foreign policy in the post-Cold War era has been promoting liberal Wilsonian values in terms of championing democratic systems and being a bulwark for civil …

the International Human Rights regime”, International Law and Politics, Vol. 51, 2019, pp. 1179-1222


Denmark: Protect Syrians at risk of return

Amnesty International · 27 April 2021 English

Between 2020 and 1 April 2021, Denmark has revoked or not renewed the residence permits of 380 Syrians, claiming that certain parts of Syria (Damascus and the Rif region) are …

return to Syria. This is a violation of the international law obligation of non-refoulement, which prohibits


Primacy's Twilight? On the Legal Consequences of the Ruling of the Federal …

EPRS · 27 April 2021 English

The study analyses the repercussions of the judgment of the German Federal Constitutional Court of 5 May 2020. It puts the decision into context, makes a normative assessment, analyses possible …

Court of Justice’, 25 Minnesota Journal of International Law (2016) p. 127 at p. 135; U. Haltern, Europarecht: Palombino (ed.), Duelling for Supremacy: International Law vs. National Fundamental Princi- ples (CUP Court of Justice’, 57 German Yearbook of International Law (2014) p. 701. 114 BVerfGE 134, 366, at treaty or by a law to institutions of public international law. While these institutions may subsequently


Dedicating a National Memorial to World War I

Cato Institute · 27 April 2021 English

Woodrow Wilson usually ranks high in the pantheon of American presidents. Yet he was a virulent racist and sharply attacked civil liberties, jailing famed socialist leader Eugene Debs for opposing …

challenge UK merchantmen in compliance with international law, British 30/04/2021 Dedicating a National


The level playing-field for labour and environment in EU-UK relations

EPRS · 26 April 2021 English

The trading relationship between the EU and the UK is fundamentally different from that with other non-EU countries since, on the one hand, EU laws were applicable to the UK until the end of the transition

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Vulnerability of unaccompanied and separated child migrants

EPRS · 26 April 2021 English

European Union asylum law offers special protection to such children, and the European Union has adopted numerous instruments and identified key actions for the protection of all children in migration,

rights organisations, in accordance with international law, emphasise that children should not, in principle


Tanzania: President’s new COVID-19 taskforce a positive move but the work starts …

Amnesty International · 26 April 2021 English

On 6 March 2021, in a welcome move, Tanzania’s new president Samia Suluhu announced plans to set up a national COVID-19 taskforce to inform a new state response to the …

including for socio-economic reasons. Under international law, Tanzania’s government is obligated to ensure


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