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Palestinian Statehood under International Law
Posted on 4 Jan 2013 by Thomas J.R. Stadnik, Esq.

Palestinian Statehood under International Law An Analysis and Discussion by John M. B. Balouziyeh, Esq. 1. Introduction General Assembly Resolution A/67/L.28 on the Status of Palestine at the United Nations was adopted on November 29, 2012... Read More

Palestinian Statehood under International Law
Posted on 5 Jan 2015 by John Balouziyeh

Palestinian Statehood under International Law An Analysis and Discussion by John M. B. Balouziyeh, Esq. 1. Introduction General Assembly Resolution A/67/L.28 on the Status of Palestine at the United Nations was adopted on November 29, 2012... Read More

UN: 2.4 million human trafficking victims
Posted on 4 Apr 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The U.N. crime-fighting office said Tuesday that 2.4 million people across the globe are victims of human trafficking at any one time, and 80 percent of them are being exploited as sexual slaves. Yuri Fedotov, the head of the... Read More

UN rights panel probes use of mercenaries in Libya
Posted on 21 May 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

GENEVA (AP) - U.N. human rights experts say they will visit Libya next week to examine the use of mercenaries to fight the uprising that eventually brought down Moammar Gadhafi's four-decade dictatorship. Faiza Patel, head of the U.N. Human Rights... Read More

UN: Torture of activists in Morocco 'systematic'
Posted on 25 Sep 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

RABAT Morocco (AP) - Torture is systematic in Morocco for cases involving anti-government demonstrators and those accused of terrorism, a U.N. expert said Saturday after concluding a fact-finding mission in the North African kingdom. U.N. special... Read More

UN report accuses Canada of complicity in torture
Posted on 5 Jun 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

TORONTO (AP) - The Canadian government on Saturday criticized a United Nations agency for issuing a report condemning Canada for complicity in torture and human rights violations in Afghanistan and Syria. A report from the U.N. Committee Against Torture... Read More

UN backs shaming of those who use child soldiers
Posted on 25 Sep 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The U.N. Security Council on Wednesday backed the naming and shaming of governments and armed groups that recruit, kill or sexually attack children in armed conflicts over protests from Russia, China, Pakistan and Azerbaijan... Read More

Dutch court rules UN immune in Srebrenica case
Posted on 17 Apr 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

THE HAGUE Netherlands (AP) - The Dutch Supreme Court rejected Friday an attempt by relatives of Bosnian Muslim men murdered by Serb forces in 1995 to sue the United Nations for failing to Full version (available to lexis.com subscribers) Read More

Sudan blocks UN force from investigating deaths
Posted on 7 Nov 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

CAIRO (AP) - The international peacekeeping force in Sudan's Darfur region said Saturday that its forces were blocked by the military from reaching the destination of an alleged attack that killed 10 people. The hybrid U.N. and African Union peacekeeping... Read More

Myanmar sentences 2 UN staff to jail for violence
Posted on 27 Aug 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

YANGON Myanmar (AP) - A court in Myanmar has sentenced two United Nations staff members to prison terms for their alleged involvement in a spate of bloody communal violence in the west of the country in June, the world body said Monday. The punishments... Read More

UN council plans sanctions on Congo rebels
Posted on 26 Oct 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The U.N. Security Council announced Friday that it intends to impose sanctions on the leaders of the M23 rebel movement in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, where violence has flared again. Guatemala U.N. Ambassador Gert... Read More

UN Security Council puts sanctions on Congo rebels
Posted on 22 Nov 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Tuesday to sanction the leaders of Congo's M23 rebel force, which hours earlier occupied the eastern Congolese city of Goma as U.N. peacekeepers stood by without resisting. But... Read More

UN criticizes Russia over torture allegations
Posted on 27 Nov 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The U.N. Committee Against Torture strongly criticized Russia in a report for failing to investigate widespread allegations of torture and stepping up intimidation and reprisals against human rights advocates and journalists... Read More

UN says access to contraception a human right
Posted on 15 Nov 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

GENEVA (AP) - The United Nations says access to contraception is a universal human right that could dramatically improve the lives of women and children in poor countries. It is the first time the U.N. Population Fund's annual report explicitly... Read More

UN resolution seeks recovery of Mali's north
Posted on 18 Oct 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The U.N. Security Council on Friday unanimously approved a plan to back an African-led military force to help the Malian army oust Islamic militants who seized the northern half of the country and are turning it into an al-Qaida... Read More