International Law

  • Syria war crimes worsen in battle for territory: UN 11-09-2013 02:27 PM

    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,...
  • Nawaz Sharif expresses concern over US drone strikes 01-06-2013 05:50 AM

    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...
  • 'Law students should be trained in international law' 03-04-2012 03:24 AM

    New Delhi: Vice-President 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 re-elected to UN's International Law Commission 18-11-2011 10:09 AM

    United Nations: India was on Friday re-elected to the International Law Commission for a five year term beginning January 1, 2012. UN General Assembly re-elected 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 06-05-2011 09:15 PM

    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...