The ICJ on Trial The International Court of Justice (ICJ) is not a constitutional court. Its seeming inability to practice its powers of judicial review to the fullest extent has rendered Charter provisions meaningless to the extent that the legitimacy … Read more . . .
Some comments on the UN Charter (from Yearbook of the United Nations 1946-1947) …The Preamble has the same validity as the Purposes and Principles. The report of the Rapporteur of the Committee I/1 contains the following remarks: “The provisions of … Read more . . .
From the Cold War to NATO’s “Humanitarian Wars” – The Complicity of the United Nations By Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya Global Research, April 4, 2012 Humanitarian wars, especially under the guise of the “Responsibility to Protect (R2P),” are a modern form … Read more . . .
Antiterror Measures at Homeeditorial The New York Times, October 1, 2011 One of the bitter lessons of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, was the need for better coordination and sharing of intelligence among the nation’s security agencies, to … Read more . . .
Explaining Why NATO’s Attack on Libya Is Illegal Q & A by Mary W Maxwell, PhD, May 2011 1. Q. What is the presumed ‘legal basis’ for the attack on Libya? A. It is Resolution 1973 (of March 17, … Read more . . .
http://english.aljazeera.net/indepth/opinion/2011/03/201132881618969257.html No-fly zone: Clouding words of war The West has used euphemism to deny a state of war against Gaddafi under the guise of a humanitarian mission. Tarak Barkawi, 28 Mar 2011 13:41 The cost of using … Read more . . .
Neo-Con Hawks Take Flight over Libya *Jim Lobe’s blog on U.S. foreign policy can be read at http://www.lobelog.com. WASHINGTON, Feb 25, 2011 (IPS) – In a distinct echo of the tactics they pursued to encourage U.S. intervention in … Read more . . .
It’s Time to Rethink the Old Notion of Sovereignty by Jim Hoagland International Herald Tribune, October 28, 1999 (…) The savage assault on Chechnya brings home the need for a new international consensus. Kofi Annan is trying to forge it. … Read more . . .
A Different Legal System for the Rich: Imagine Getting Off Easy for Hit-and-Run Because You Run a Hedge Fund By Joshua Holland, AlterNet Posted on November 24, 2010, Printed on November 25, 2010 http://www.alternet.org/story/148964/ Our lopsided wealth distribution makes the … Read more . . .
PURPOSEFUL AMBIGUITY AS INTERNATIONAL LEGAL STRATEGY:THE TWO CHINA PROBLEM by Anthony D’Amato in Jerzy Makarczyk (ed.) Theory of International Law at the Threshold of the 21st Century: Essays in honour of Krzysztof Skubiszewski 109-121 (1996) For every definable term in … Read more . . .
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THE MULTILATERAL PACT "RENUNCIATION OF WAR" BY EDWIN BORCHARD (An address delivered at the Williamstown Institute of Politics August 22, 1928) 1928 I THE origin of the negotiations between the United States and other powers leading to the conclusion of … Read more . . .
Kellogg-Briand Pact : A Bibliography Compiled by the Avalon Project Butler, Nicholas Murray, 1862-1947 The path to peace : essays and addresses on peace and its making / by Nicholas Murray Butler. New York : Scribner, 1930 xiii,320p. ; 19cm … Read more . . .
Treaty between the United States and other Powers providing for the renunciation of war as an instrument of national policy. Signed at Paris, August 27, 1928; ratification advised by the Senate, January 16, 1929; ratified by the President, January 17, … Read more . . .
CONVENTION (I) FOR THE PACIFIC SETTLEMENT OF INTERNATIONAL DISPUTES (HAGUE I) (29 July 1899) Entry into Force: 4 September 1900 His Majesty the Emperor of Germany, King of Prussia; [etc.]: Animated by a strong desire to concert for the maintenance … Read more . . .
Israel will be required to pay reparations to Lebanon for attacks By Yoav Stern, Haaretz Correspondent The United Nations will require Israel to pay Lebanon nearly $1 billion for environmental damages caused during the 2006 Second Lebanon War, the Lebanese … Read more . . .
Libya and the ICJ: Clipping the Security Council’s Wings by David Ott (*), Middle East International, 13 March 1998 “Neither a victory nor a defeat” was British Foreign Secretary Robin Cook’s spin on the 27 February decision of the International … Read more . . .
The right of existence of the State of Israel and Israel’s territorial integrity by Elias Davidsson (Revision, June 2002) From time to time one comes across statements by politicians who emphasize the “right of existence of the State of Israel”. … Read more . . .
When the Law Goes Flat Ernest Partridge, Co-Editor "The Crisis Papers." July 26, 2004 http://www.crisispapers.org/essays/rule-of-law.htm Something much more profound underlies this terrible episode [at Abu Ghraib prison]. … Read more . . .
The Rule of Law, R.I.P. by Sheldon Richman, April 2001 Freedom Daily (The Future of Freedom Foundation) THERE IS LITTLE LEFT of the rule of law in the United States of America. To be sure, things are worse elsewhere, but … Read more . . .