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

2 Palestinians killed in clashes over Jerusalem status

JERUSALEM /December 22, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — Two Palestinians were killed in renewed clashes with Israeli forces, Gaza’s Health Ministry said Friday, as Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas urged France and Europe to play a stronger role in peace efforts amid continued fallout over President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The fresh violence came … Continue reading 2 Palestinians killed in clashes over Jerusalem status

Arab ministers demand reversal of Trump Jerusalem decision

CAIRO  /December 10, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Arab foreign ministers on Sunday demanded that the United States rescind President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, calling it a “grave” development that puts Washington on the same side as “occupation” and the violation of international law. In a resolution long on rhetoric but short … Continue reading Arab ministers demand reversal of Trump Jerusalem decision