INTERNATIONAL LAW

  • Syria war crimes worsen in battle for territory: UN September 11, 2013

    Geneva: UN human rights investigators said on Wednesday Syrian government forces had massacred civilians, bombed hospitals and committed other war crimes in widespread attacks to recapture territory from rebels this year. Opposition forces, including Islamist foreign fighters, have also perpetrated war crimes including executions, hostage-taking and shelling of civilian neighbourhoods, the...
  • Nawaz Sharif expresses concern over US drone strikes June 1, 2013

    Islamabad: Nawaz Sharif, who is set to become prime minister of Pakistan, on Friday expressed strong reservations over US drone attacks inside Pakistani territory. The drone strikes were not only violation of Pakistan's sovereignty but also against international laws and UN charter, reported Xinhua citing Sharif, the chief of Pakistan...
  • PM's daughter Amrit Singh blows the whistle on CIA February 7, 2013

    New York: Pakistani spy agency ISI's detention facilities in Karachi and elsewhere were used as an initial detention and interrogation point by the CIA during America's war on al Qaeda which was supported by over 50 countries following 9/11 attacks, a new report has claimed. The report authored by Amrit...
  • 'Law students should be trained in international law' April 3, 2012

    New Delhi: VicePresident Hamid Ansari on Monday stressed on the need to train law students in international laws, saying it would help India stand in "good stead" and hoped senior judges will prove to be the best guides for the new breed of lawyers. Addressing a gathering at the release...
  • India reelected to UN's International Law Commission November 18, 2011

    United Nations: India was on Friday reelected to the International Law Commission for a five year term beginning January 1, 2012. UN General Assembly reelected India's Narinder Singh as a member of the Commission. A member of the ILC since 2007, Singh is currently legal adviser and Head of the...
  • UN investigators seek facts on Osama death May 6, 2011

    Geneva: UN human rights investigators called on the United States on Friday to disclose whether there had been any plan to capture Osama bin Laden and if he was offered any "meaningful prospect of surrender and arrest." Principles of engagement in such operations require the possibility of surrender, firing warning shots...