The most morally monstrous actions might work as deterrents but be unacceptable morally even to the most casual conscience.
While the Syria strikes were clearly violating international law, using force to uphold the ban on chemical weapons is becoming acceptable in the international community.
The Interior Department is narrowing protection for migratory birds to cover only deliberate harm such as hunting, but not threats like development or pollution that kill millions of birds yearly.
The legal standards for military intervention are complicated and highly specific. It's not clear an attack on Syria would meet them.
More and more radical scholars and activists in the West are rejecting human rights. Is this right?
The international community should set bright line rules on appropriate responses to cyber attacks before an expansive reading of the “self-defense” clause triggers war.
Schools and students are often targeted during times of armed conflict. Abducted children can be recruited as soldiers and schools are ideal locations for military headquarters.
Despite its reputation, Russia has contributed much more to international law than it's sometimes given credit for.
A legal expert explains why Russia's accusations that the UK breached international law are unfounded.
The tale of the snow crab bears witness to the how the complexities of climate change and fights over fishing rights play out.
International law on chemical weapons fails without mutual trust and transparency.
When confronted with the consequences of arms sales, democratic governments fall back on a number of flawed arguments.
Ghana's Supreme Court and the African Court, which was established by a Protocol under the African Charter, have the same powers to hear and decide cases. A recent case shows why this is problematic.
The charges against a Sydney man for allegedly acting as an 'economic agent' for North Korea are set against the background of recent tougher UN sanctions against the rogue nation.
Why the international law of self-determination does not support Catalonia's claim of an international right to independence from Spain.
What can international law do to help curb the use of a lethal, indiscriminate weapon?
Such children suffer unique challenges.
Just because the constitution says secession is illegal, it doesn't mean it is under international law.
Surrogate mothers in developing countries are being shuffled across borders to evade a crackdown on the industry. This emerging gray market puts women at risk.
Before CETA fully comes into effect, it must be ratified by each EU member state. Greece might have cause to stop it.