International Law

UNITED NATIONS | Iran says US wants to overthrow govt, rejects two-way talks

UNITED NATIONS— Iranian President Hassan Rouhani accused the United States on Tuesday of trying to overthrow his government, rejecting bilateral talks after President Donald Trump denounced Iran’s leaders and predicted stepped-up U.S. sanctions would get Tehran to negotiate over its nuclear program. Addressing world leaders at the U.N. General Assembly, Rouhani accused the Trump administration … Continue reading UNITED NATIONS | Iran says US wants to overthrow govt, rejects two-way talks

GENEVA | Experts air new concerns about UN response to Myanmar crisis

GENEVA  — U.N.-backed investigators who examined a bloody crackdown by Myanmar security forces that caused hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims to flee to neighboring Bangladesh issued a searing critique Tuesday of the United Nations’ own response to the human rights crisis. In a 432-page report, the members of a fact-finding mission on Myanmar fleshed … Continue reading GENEVA | Experts air new concerns about UN response to Myanmar crisis

PRESEVO, Serbia | The Latest: EU says no breakthrough in Serbia, Kosovo talks

PRESEVO, Serbia— The Latest on diplomatic talks between Serbia and Kosovo (all times local): 1:55 p.m. The European Union‘s top diplomat says she’s concluded separate talks with the leaders of Serbia and Kosovo but that there has been no breakthrough in normalizing their strained relations. EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said Friday after meetings … Continue reading PRESEVO, Serbia | The Latest: EU says no breakthrough in Serbia, Kosovo talks

Washington | Meeting of the Advisory Committee on International Law

Washington – A meeting of the Department of State’s Advisory Committee on International Law will take place on Thursday, September 27, 2018, from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the George Washington University Law School, Michael K. Young Faculty Conference Center, 716 20th St. NW, 5th Floor, Washington, D.C. Legal Adviser Jennifer Newstead will chair … Continue reading Washington | Meeting of the Advisory Committee on International Law

U.S. Department of State News: Department of State Announces Online Publication of 2017 Digest of United States Practice in International Law

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State released the following statement: The Department of State is pleased to announce the release of the 2017 Digest of United States Practice in International Law, covering developments during calendar year 2017.  The Digest provides the public with a record of the views and practice of the Government of the … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Department of State Announces Online Publication of 2017 Digest of United States Practice in International Law

VALLETTA, Malta  | The Latest: Aid group defends Libya migrant rescue

VALLETTA, Malta — The Latest on the influx of migrants in Europe (all times local): 12:10 p.m. A German humanitarian group has defended the captain and crew of its migrant rescue ship Lifeline, saying they “strictly abided by international law” at all times. Malta is investigating whether Captain Claus-Peter Reisch broke the law and ignored … Continue reading VALLETTA, Malta  | The Latest: Aid group defends Libya migrant rescue

STOCKHOLM | Sweden’s king wants to change the statutes of the Swedish Academy, which awards the Nobel Literature Prize each year, to allow its life-appointed board members to resign

STOCKHOLM  | April 18, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  Sweden’s king said Wednesday he wants to change the rules of the Swedish Academy, which awards the Nobel Literature Prize each year, to allow board members to resign even though they are appointed for life. “The number of members who do not actively participate in the Academy’s work is … Continue reading STOCKHOLM | Sweden’s king wants to change the statutes of the Swedish Academy, which awards the Nobel Literature Prize each year, to allow its life-appointed board members to resign

MOSCOW | Russia calls diplomat expulsions a ‘mockery’ of the law

MOSCOW |April 5, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Russia’s top diplomat on Thursday described the British accusations against Moscow over the nerve agent poisoning of an ex-spy as a mockery of international law and said Russia will push to find out the truth. Britain has blamed Russia for the March 4 poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughter. … Continue reading MOSCOW | Russia calls diplomat expulsions a ‘mockery’ of the law