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Posts Tagged ‘International Law’

Thawing the frozen Israeli-Palestinian conflict

By Cynthia M. Lardner The frozen Israeli-Palestinian conflict has raged on almost since the day Israel achieved independence in 1948, further degrading the most destabilized region in the world.

Continued fighting in South Sudan must not derail Hybrid Court to try war crimes

Simon Maina/AFP   By Amnesty International Continued fighting in South Sudan must not derail justice for crimes committed during the deadly conflict that began in December 2013, said human rights NGO Amnesty International and FIDH in a joint briefing published yesterday.

Bahrain national reconciliation efforts stalled: US State Dept

Hamad I Mohammed/Reuters   By Warren Strobel and Yara Bayoumy Bahrain’s efforts to build national reconciliation after it crushed street protests in 2011 have stalled, and the Western ally in the Gulf has not implemented recommendations to protect freedom of expression, including nonviolent dissent, according to a U.S. State Department report obtained by Reuters.

Criminal defamation case against Journalist heard by East African Court

  By Robert Ssewankambo The East African Court of Justice (EACJ) in Arusha, Tanzania last week began hearing a case in which a Ugandan journalist, the late Ronald Ssembuusi, challenged criminal defamation. A panel of five Judges led by the Principal Judge of the Court, Justice Monica Mugenyi presided over the hearing.

Pak-Afghan relations: The Durand Line issue

  By Mairaj ul Hamid The Pak-Afghan internationally accepted border known as the Durand Line has always been a bone of contention in Pak-Afghan relations since the birth of Pakistan in 1947. Due to this border, Afghanistan refused to recognise Pakistan, although it was mutually agreed between the then two states, British India and Afghanistan. However, this […]