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.
Why would the US and UK want to suppress the work of a post-war human rights effort?
Indonesia's decree on refugees honours a customary international law obligation of non-refoulement, or not expelling or returning refugees.
The recent move by Modi's government to deport Rohingyas from India reveals the religious based-discrimination at the heart of the country's refugee policies.
Unlike most domestic criminal law, the laws governing the behaviour of Australian armed forces apply to criminal conduct alleged to have taken place overseas.
The push for accountability in Syria exposes the challenges of international criminal justice.
While some countries were taking a major step toward the elimination of nuclear weapons, the US and its allies were focusing on ineffective, counter-productive sanctions against North Korea.
The special protection offered via international law is not enough to keep journalists reporting on conflict zones and assuage concerns about free speech.
There are refugees, there are migrants and then there are the millions of people who live in legal limbo because they defy easy categorisation. But everyone is just looking for a place to call home.
The case provided a platform to lay bare the ugly reality of conditions in detention, and the role of the Commonwealth and its contractors in producing and sustaining those conditions over many years.
President Trump's erratic decision making is strengthening international law by upping the focus on the legality of his actions at home and abroad
The recent American airstrike in Syria has created a new norm in international law sanctioning the unilateral use of force to punish those who deploy chemical weapons against their own people.
The usual procedures for extradition between countries with substantial and complex bilateral relations – like those that Australia and China have – will now not be available.