An international maritime lawyer explains whether Iran broke the law of the sea by detaining the Stena Impero.
Brazil's deforestation rate is back up. The UN Security Council has three main options.
A decision-making process that relies on intuitive feelings rather than careful deliberation invites a host of biases that make bad decisions and disproportional consequences far more likely.
Though they were against climate action, the neocons showed that diplomacy can successfully be ignored when facing a huge threat.
The attempt to grapple with genocide by the MMIWG commission is about more than simply applying international law to the facts. It's also about decolonizing the international law of genocide itself.
The African Union and its member states are creating their own interpretation of immunity which will protect its heads of state from courts abroad.
Cyber attacks are becoming part of traditional warfare, but who should be targeted in response and what force should be used?
Extradition is a heavily regulated and multi-stage process. For now, it's impossible to say what awaits Assange.
International law has deep connections to structures of power and inequality. Thankfully, committed jurists like Fatou Bensouda are fighting oppression through their unapologetic acts of resistance.
If the Swedish charges against Assange are revived he could face a second extradition request, on top of the existing request from the US. Then it will be up to the UK to decide which to prioritise.
The Wikileaks founder has been removed from the Ecuadorean embassy after nearly seven years.
The new laws are an improvement, but still allow for continued cruelty to animals in the name of testing, and need to be more stringent.
Despite the growing role of data and technology in the world economy, there are very few rules to govern digital trade.
Even if the UK decides it can withdraw from the Irish backstop unilaterally under international law, there will be consequences.
Cyber attacks are a real and increasing threat to Australia, and the law lags a long way behind in both protection and recourse.
Dozens of cities, states and nations are enacting bans and restrictions on single-use plastic bags and other items. A legal expert explains how a global treaty could build on these efforts.
Interpol red notices play an important part in international policing. Here's how they work and how the system could be improved to safeguard human rights.
Under international law, a mother escaping domestic violence with her children to another country is seen as an abductor. She is often ordered to return the child leading to catastrophic consequences.
How pirates helped to shape international criminal law.
For decades, international law did not allow one country to attack another that was using chemical weapons on its own people without UN approval. That’s changed, which means trouble for Syria.