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HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL DECIDES TO HOLD URGENT DEBATE ON SYRIA’S EASTERN GHOUTA

2 March 2018 The Human Rights Council this morning decided to hold an urgent debate on the situation in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta at 3 p.m. today by a vote of 25 in favour, 4 against, with 8 abstentions. Opening the meeting, Vojislav Šuc, Pres...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 OBSERVER OF THE AFRICAN UNION PRESENTS LETTER OF NOMINATION TO THE DIRECTOR-GENERAL OF THE UNITED NATIONS OFFICE AT GENEVA

6 February 2018 Ajay Kumar Bramdeo, the new Permanent Observer of the African Union to the United Nations Office at Geneva, today presented his letter of nomination to Michael Møller, the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Gen...Read More

WTO Members Discuss How To Organize Work On Fisheries Subsidies Negotiations After MC11

Summing up the meeting, the chair said that members generally see merit in undertaking focused exchanges of information, linked to the negotiations, and recalled that the documents identified by ministers as the textual basis for further ne...Read More

INTERNET GOVERNANCE FORUM HOLDS ITS FIRST MAIN SESSION ON INTERNET DISRUPTIONS, ENCRYPTION AND DATA FLOWS

18 December 2017 The twelfth Internet Governance Forum held this morning its first main session entitled: Local Interventions, Global Impacts: How Can International Multi-Stakeholder Cooperation Address Internet Disruptions, Encryption and ...Read More

Public And Private Sector Leaders Exchange Best Practices To Implement Trade Facilitation Agreement

“The implementation of the TFA will bring significant benefits to all WTO members, with developing and least-developed members having the most to gain,” WTO Deputy Director-General Yi Xiaozhun said at the event organized by the WTO Trade Fa...Read More

Collaborating To Save The Global Ocean

Paris, 22 November 2017 – Effectively managing the world’s ocean and safeguarding it for future generations is not achievable alone. Partnerships are now more important than ever to address the issues challenging the health of the ocean and...Read More

The Immunity of al-Bashir: The Latest Turn in the Jurisprudence of the ICC

On 6 July 2017, the Pre-Trial Chamber of the ICC issued a new decision in the case of Omar al-Bashir. The Chamber ruled that South Africa failed to comply with its obligation to arrest the President of Sudan by welcoming him for a summit of...Read More

Five Laureates Named For 2018 L’ORÉAL-UNESCO For Women In Science Awards

loreal-laureates_2017_large.jpg © reserved 13 November 2017 Paris, 13 November–The L’Oréal Foundation and UNESCO have selected five outstanding women scientists from Argentina, Canada, China, South Africa, and the United Kingdom who will re...Read More

Announcements: Crisis of International Criminal Law in Africa Seminar; Neglected Methodologies of International Law Workshop

Modern Law Review Seminar: ‘The Crisis of International Criminal Law in Africa’. This joint conference between University of Leicester and University of Johannesburg will take place on 7 November 2017, 8.45 am-5 pm (UK time) in the Haldane ...Read More

Secession and Self-determination in Western Europe: The Case of Catalonia

This presentation is based in part on the Legal Opinion by an International Commission of Legal Experts addressing the question of Catalonia: The Will of the People and Statehood. The Commission was composed of Professors Marc Weller (UK ),...Read More

World Legal News Round Up for Saturday, 30 September 2017

<!– –> [JURIST] Here’s the international legal news we covered this week: A Vietnamese Court began issuing verdicts [Vietnam Net report] and sentences Friday in an ongoing anti-corruption case for members of Ocean Bank, with former CE...Read More

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