UPDATED: According to the U.N. Charter Russia’s military action was illegal, but the Kosovo case raises questions about Donbass’ right to independence, writes Joe Lauria.
Tag: International Law
Biden’s Assassination of Al-Qaeda Leader Was Illegal
Since Zawahiri did not pose “an immediate international threat,” Marjorie Cohn says he should have been arrested and brought to justice in accordance with the law.
US Trashes ICC, But Wants It to Charge Russians
Marjorie Cohn delves into the U.S. double standard in using an international court to prosecute war crimes.
LETTER FROM LONDON: The Surreal US Case Against Assange
The fox is guarding the henhouse and Washington is prosecuting a publisher for exposing its own war crimes. Alexander Mercouris diagnoses the incoherence of the U.S. case for extradition.
Trump Sanctions Top ICC Officials Probing US War Crimes in Afghanistan
The White House opposes the Hague-based court’s investigation of not only Afghanistan but also alleged crimes committed by Israeli officials against Palestinians.
ATOMIC BOMBINGS AT 75: The Illegality of Nuclear Weapons
The mere possession of nuclear weapons violates the Nuremberg Principles (decreed a day before Nagasaki) and other international laws, argues international law professor Francis Boyle.
Why US Empire Works So Hard to Control the International Narrative About Russia
The imperial propagandists don’t need actual facts to get this story believed, writes Caitlin Johnstone.
What Trump Didn’t Know About Cultural Locations in Iran
Occupying forces are required to protect numerous buildings and sites, says Colonel Ann Wright. Medical facilities are also protected, but economic sanctions are harming and killing citizens by other means.
PATRICK LAWRENCE: The Latest & Most Reckless US Imperial Act
Following the U.S. assassination of Soleimani, the Trump administration is leading American conduct abroad into a zone of probably unprecedented lawlessness.
Assassination and International Law
In an era of death by drone, grand-scale invasions or tank-to-tank warfare have been replaced by single-shot missions against top leaders, writes Dave Inder Comar.