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CONFERENCE ON DISARMAMENT HEARS DELEGATIONS REJECT ACCUSATIONS BY RUSSIA OF THEIR INVOLVEMENT IN THE PRODUCTION OF NOVICHOK NERVE AGENT

Swiss President of the Conference on Disarmament Urges Flexibility and Creativity in Establishing Subsidiary Bodies in her First Address to Member States 20 March 2018 The Conference on Disarmament this morning heard an update from the Unit...Read More

The Use of Nerve Agents in Salisbury: Why does it Matter Whether it Amounts to a Use of Force in International Law?

Over the past few days, there has been discussion of whether the attempt to murder Sergei Skripal and his daughter, in the UK, by the use of a nerve agent amounts to an unlawful use force by Russia in breach of Art. 2(4) of the United Natio...Read More

The Salisbury Attack: Don’t Forget Human Rights

It is fascinating to observe how international law has provided the frame for the escalating political dispute between the UK and Russia regarding the attempted murder of Sergei Skripal and his daughter with a nerve agent in Salisbury. The ...Read More

An International Use of Force in Salisbury?

In the afternoon of Sunday, 4 March, Mr Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were found slumped on a park bench in Salisbury. Mr Skripal is a former Russian agent convicted of espionage for the West, exchanged in a spy swap and brought to ...Read More

CONFERENCE ON DISARMAMENT HEARS PRESIDENT’S PROPOSAL ON COORDINATORS OF SUBSIDIARY BODIES

United Kingdom says it will decide on 14 March if the use of a nerve agent against its citizens in Salisbury was an act of unlawful use of force by Russia against the United Kingdom 13 March 2018 The Conference on Disarmament this morning h...Read More

CONFERENCE ON DISARMAMENT HEARS STATEMENTS BY HIGH-LEVEL OFFICIALS FROM TURKEY, RUSSIA, IRAN, ROMANIA, AND SOUTH AFRICA

28 February 2018 The Conference on Disarmament this morning continued its high-level segment, hearing addresses by ministerial officials from Turkey, Russia, Iran, Romania and South Africa. Ahmet Yildiz, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs o...Read More

NEW PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF RUSSIA PRESENTS CREDENTIALS TO THE DIRECTOR-GENERAL OF THE UNITED NATIONS OFFICE AT GENEVA

14 February 2018 M. Gennady Gatilov, the new Permanent Representative of Russia to the United Nations Office at Geneva, today presented his credentials to Michael Møller, the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva. Prior to...Read More

EU Requests WTO Consultations With Russia On Compliance With Pig Products Ruling

In its request for consultations under Article 21.5 of the Dispute Settlement Understanding (DSU), the EU said the challenged measures are inconsistent with various provisions under the WTO’s Agreement on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures...Read More

Russia Initiates WTO Compliance Proceedings Over Pig Products Import Restrictions

In its request for consultations under Article 21.5 of the Dispute Settlement Understanding (DSU), Russia identifies several actions that it has taken to remove the WTO-inconsistent measures, including resuming the import of pig products fr...Read More

EU Request For Retaliation Against Russia In Pig Products Dispute Referred To Arbitration

DS475: Russian Federation — Measures on the Importation of Live Pigs, Pork and Other Pig Products from the European Union At the meeting, the EU said it had requested the suspension of concessions to preserve its rights in these dispute set...Read More

Russian Journalism Community And Academia Engage In UNESCO’s Project To Develop Internet Universality Indicators

news_011117_russia.jpg UNESCO consultation event on Internet indicators held during the annual European Journalism Training Association (EJTA) conference, 19 October 2017 in Moscow, Russia. © Igor Anisimov 01 November 2017 While the emergin...Read More

The Continuing Utility of International Human Rights Mechanisms?

Can a convincing case still be made that the pursuit of international human rights mechanisms leads to efficacious results? The challenges to, and criticisms of, human rights systems in recent years are legion. Their legitimacy has been que...Read More