An activist holds up a defaced portrait of Myanmar Gen. Min Aung Hlaing during a rally against the military coup in Jakarta, Indonesia in April 2021, as the ASEAN summit was being held.
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Will the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, known as ASEAN, start taking tougher stances against authoritarian and military regimes? Its recent treatment of Myanmar’s military ruler is promising.
The USS Ronald Reagan and USS Nimitz sailing in the South China Sea in July 2020.
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China and the US have differing interpretations of the law of the sea – and this is fuelling deep distrust and suspicion.
Islamic State fighter Taha al-Jumailly (face hidden behind a folder) has been sentenced by a German court to life imprisonment.
The verdict opens the way for further genocide prosecutions.
Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed Bin Salman, looks towards Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, bottom right, as they arrive at the G20 Summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 2018.
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A progressive government can and should take a principled approach to foreign policy. That means Canada’s Liberals must stop pitting good jobs at home against human rights abroad.
At the Amna Suraka museum in Iraq, exhibits show the torture that was carried out in the cells.
Interviews with former torturers in Saddam Hussein’s regime in Iraq reveal what it takes to be a torturer – which could help explain how to reduce the number of people who get tortured around the world.
The push for a new environmental crime has attracted high-profile backers including French President Emmanuel Macron, Pope Francis and Greta Thunberg. But we must get the details right.
Vague promises to rescue certain groups of people are causing confusion.
The scene in Srinagar, in Indian-administered Kashmir, after an Aug. 10, 2021, grenade attack by militants that wounded at least nine civilians. Kashmir has experienced sporadic violence for more than seven decades, including three wars.
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Kashmir has been in conflict since 1947, despite repeated UN and US interventions. An expert in security studies explains why international law has failed to keep the peace.
With little international law governing state-sponsored cybercrime, the risk of retaliation and even war is growing.
HMS Defender: 21st-century British sea power.
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The Royal Navy is central to the government’s vision of ‘Global Britain’.
Handprints are seen on the side of a truck riding in a convoy of truckers and other vehicles in support of the Tk'emlups te Secwepemc people after the remains of 215 children were discovered buried near the former Kamloops Indian Residential School, in Kamloops, B.C..
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Ending the Canadian genocide of Indigenous peoples is a legal obligation, requiring honest, active decolonization. The lawyer who wrote the MMIWG’s inquiry’s legal analysis of genocide explains.
Migrants hoping to reach the distant U.S. border walk along a highway in Guatemala in January 2021.
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Climate migrants don’t fit neatly into the legal definitions of refugee or migrant, and that can leave them in limbo. The Biden administration is debating how to identify and help them.
The al-Hol displacement camp in Syria currently houses both refugees and IS foreign fighters.
The Danish government has been clear that it prioritises politics over the law when it comes to its citizens who left to join the caliphate.
Belarusian security personnel conduct a search of the Ryanair flight from which they took dissident journalist Roman Protasevich.
Can Belarus claim to have been within its rights to divert a Ryanair flight and detain passengers?
Thorn in Lukashenko’s side: Roman Protasevich arrested at a rally in Minsk, March 2017.
Fears grow for the young dissident journalist after he was taken off a Ryanair flight.
A Palestinian boy inspects his destroyed house after it was shelled by Israeli aircraft, Gaza, May 18, 2021.
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Both sides in the Israel-Hamas conflict may be violating the international laws that govern armed conflict. A legal scholar explains these rules – and whether anyone enforces them.
Robertson’s book is a call to action for ‘Magnitsky laws’ to be introduced in Australia, which impose sanctions and travel bans on individuals for human rights abuses.
Tents in a Rohingya refugee camp cluster on a muddy hillside in Bangladesh.
International law bars nations from causing environmental harms in other states. Should that include sending thousands of refugees over the border in search of food, water and shelter?
A Somali refugee shops for fresh produce at a market in the Hagadera camp within the sprawling Dadaab complex.
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By securitising refugees, in this case accusing them of instigating terror, the Kenyan government is compromising their social, economic and political rights as set out in international law.
A patrol car of the Ugandan police is seen stationed outside the headquarters of the Uganda oppposition party National Unity Platform (NUP) on January 20, 2021.
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Arbitrary detention and torture are both prohibited under local and international laws.