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UN Secretary-General Urges Renewed Commitment to World Free of Nuclear Weapons (August 29, 2014)

Author: 
Nicole R. Tuttle

On August 29, 2014, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called for a renewed commitment to a world free of nuclear weapons and nuclear tests.

International Humanitarian Law Roundtable


The International Humanitarian Law Dialogs, cosponsored by the Society with the Robert H. Jackson Center and a number of other organizations, bring together chief prosecutors and judges from international courts and tribunals as well as international legal leaders and scholars, including many ASIL members. The event is held at the Chautauqua Institution in New York.

Proceedings Published

WTO Panel Rules Against Argentina in Import Restrictions Decision (August 22, 2014)

Author: 
Caitlin Behles

On August 22, 2014, an independent panel at the World Trade Organization (WTO) ruled against Argentina i

China’s Declaration of an Air Defense Identification Zone in the East China Sea: Implications for Public International Law

On 23 November 2013, China declared an Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) in the East China Sea,[1] leading to ongoing grievances of other states.[2] An ADIZ is an additional zone of aerial control beyond territorial airspace, allowing the declaring state to identify approaching aircrafts before they enter that airspace.

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18
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17
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Jaemin Lee
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The Reform of the United Nations’ Human Rights Treaty Bodies

On April 9, 2014, Member States of the United Nations (UN) concluded a two-year State-led process to reform its “human rights treaty bodies”: ten expert committees tasked with monitoring States’ implementation of the obligations set forth in the UN’s core human rights treaties and their protocols.[1] The process began as an attempt by States with objections to crucial aspects of the work of the treaty bodies to overtake an ongoing reform effort by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.

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18
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16
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Christen Broecker
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Improving Inter-State Cooperation for the National Prosecution of International Crimes: Towards a New Treaty?

We live in a time where war crimes and crimes against humanity still occur on a regular basis. Along with genocide, these are the crimes the world has too often vowed to never again accept. In this context, an important recent initiative to strengthen the international legal framework needed for states to prosecute the perpetrators of such crimes in their national courts has gone relatively unnoticed.

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18
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Ward Ferdinandusse
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Status of Detainees in International Armed Conflict, and their Protection in the Course of Criminal Proceedings

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In light of the recent detentions of members of the Taleban and Al-Qaeda, questions have been raised as to what protections they are afforded under international law.  At the same time, attempting to apply existing international law to the novel circumstances presented by their cases yields substantial controversy and reveals possible gaps in the law.
 
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7
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John
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SARS and International Law

The outbreak of a new infectious disease-Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)-in Asia and its spread to many countries in the Asian region and beyond raise many public health and policy questions and challenges for governments, international organizations, and non-governmental organizations. The SARS outbreak also implicates international law, and this Insight briefly discusses three areas of international law affected by SARS and the efforts to contain the spread of the disease.
 
Basic Information on the SARS Epidemic
 
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8
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7
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David P. Fidler
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