JURIST Guest Columnist Mary Wareham of Human Rights Watch discusses the US use of landmines and the possibility of the US joining the Mine Ban Treaty...
Since antipersonnel landmines were banned by a majority of nations 15 years ago via an international treaty, their use even by those outside the ...[read more]
Bolivian President Evo Morales on Tuesday filed a lawsuit in the International Court of Justice laying claim to a 240-mile area in Chile that provides access to the Pacific Ocean. Bolivia reportedly lost its claim of ownership to the land during a war with Chile in the 1800s. Chile alleges a ...[read more]
United Nations child rights experts on Monday praised the new Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on a Communications Procedure, which grants children access to international human rights protections by allowing minors to complain directly to the UN Committee on the ...[read more]
UN experts on the rights and status of migrant workers on Monday renewed calls to states urging the signing and ratification of a treaty more than 10 years old. The International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families has only been ratified ...[read more]
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged all nations on Wednesday to sign the UN Arms Trade Treaty. The treaty will take effect when it receives 50 ratifications. Eighteen member states ratified the treaty on Tuesday in response, bringing the total number of ratifications to 31. The treaty was ...[read more]
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Wednesday urged the administration of US President Barack Obama to endorse the 1997 Mine Ban Treaty, which flatly prohibits land mines and requires their removal. HRW asserts that, while the US contributes to mine clearance and victim assistance more than any other ...[read more]
03/22/2014: Ukraine PM signed elements of EU trade pact.
03/21/2014: Russia finalized annexation of Crimea.
03/18/2014: Putin signed treaty incorporating Crimea into Russia.
03/17/2014: Crimea Parliament declared independence following refenderum.
03/13/2014: EU Parliament demanded immediate ...[read more]
Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk signed elements of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement on Friday, reversing the previous administration's position on the legislation. The signing comes three days after Russian President Vladimir Putin and representatives of Crimea signed a treaty that ...[read more]
Russian President Vladimir Putin and representatives of Crimea signed a treaty on Tuesday that incorporates Crimea, currently a part of Ukraine, into the Russian Federation. The agreement comes after a referendum in which more than 95 percent of Crimean voters, largely ethnic Russians, elected to ...[read more]
The US Supreme Court ruled 7-2 Wednesday in BG Group v. Republic of Argentina, an international arbitration case that raises the question of whether, in disputes involving a multi-staged dispute resolution process, a court or the arbitrator determines whether a precondition to arbitration has ...[read more]