Is Unilateral Revocation of the Indus Water Treaty Permissible Under International Law?
November 21, 2018
-India and Pakistan-
Amid the perpetual political tension between India and Pakistan, the Indus water treaty (IWT) is perhaps the only international instrument which has proactively engaged both the countries in bilateral relationship. In fact, the treaty has been the most significant confidence building measure between India and Pakistan since 1960. Despite multiple wars and hostilities between the two countries, the treaty remained undisturbed and survived for more than five decades since its conclusion. After the Uri attack in 2016, India hinted towards unilaterally scraping the IWT. This has been objected to by Pakistan which has warned that any attempts by India to unilaterally revoke the IWT will result in the flagrant violation of its international treaty obligations and shall be treated as an “act of aggression” under international law. The present piece is an attempt to explore whether unilateral withdrawal by India from IWT violates the international law in general and amounts to “act of aggression” in particular as argued by Pakistan. Leer el resto de esta entrada »
Qureshi: Contextualising International Law in Northeast Asia
Fuente: International Law Reporter
Asif H Qureshi (Korea Univ. – Law) has published Contextualising International Law in Northeast Asia (Hart Publishing 2018). Here’s the abstract:
Northeast Asia is one of the most important regions of the world both economically and in terms of its historical heritage. The region poses significant challenges for international law whilst international law can unleash cooperative endeavours which can place the region in a formidable location in the new multi-polar world order. This work sets out a contextual regional approach to international law focusing on the relations as between China, South Korea and Japan. In particular the author deliberates on the historical development of international law in the region, the relationship of international law with the Chinese, Korean and Japanese legal systems; historical disputes as between the three States; and the respective practices in the sphere of monetary and trade relations. This work will be of interest to international law scholars, practitioners and policy makers.
The Crime of Aggression under International Criminal Law: Links with Refugee Law
Source: International Law Grrls
December 10, 2017
The 16th Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court is already more than halfway done. Many of the themes at the ASP this year is worthy of note, including the election of six new judges, planning for the 20thanniversary of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, as well as consideration of activation of the International Criminal Court’s jurisdiction over the crime of aggression.
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UN Elects Judges to International Court of Justice
Source: VOA News
November 10, 2017
The United Nations General Assembly and the Security Council elected four judges Thursday to the International Court of Justice, the main judicial organization of the world body. Leer el resto de esta entrada »
Georgia Law’s International Law Colloquium returns for 2017
Source: Int Law Grrls
January 10, 2017.
The International Law Colloquium, a time-honored tradition here at the University of Georgia School of Law, returns this spring with another great lineup of global legal experts.
Call for Papers – Business and Human Rights: International Law Challenges, European Responses Conference.
Source: Ejil Talk
December 24, 2016
Transnational business activities are important drivers of growth for developing and the least-developed countries. However, they can also negatively impact the enjoyment of human rights. Leer el resto de esta entrada »