Russia Says Canadian Cannabis Legalization Breaks International Law

By Rob Hoffman, Herb.co -

Russia is calling on other G-7 nations to voice concern for Canada’s “high-handedness” following its decision to legalize recreational cannabis. Russia has issued an official statement accusing [...]

International Lawyers: Strike Against Syria Would Be Illegal

By Staff, Consortiumnews.com -

We are practitioners and professors of international law. Under international law, military strikes by the United States of America and its allies against the Syrian Arab Republic, unless [...]

UN Takes First Step To End Israel’s Impunity

By Ali Abunimah, www.electronicintifada.net -

By Ali Abunimah for The Electronic Antifada - UN officials are finally moving to hold Israel accountable for breaking international law, though they are facing fierce resistance from Israel and [...]

Israel Violating International Law With Arrests Of Children

By Staff, www.addameer.org -

By Staff of Addameer - Currently, an estimated 75 Palestinian children from East Jerusalem are being held in Israeli prisons and detention centers. Based on Addameer’s monitoring of 9 recent and [...]

There Is A Crack In Everything

By Dud Hendrick, www.popularresistance.org -

By Dud Hendrick for Popular Resistance. Bath, Maine - Guilty, guilty, guilty, 10 times said. We ten among our so-called Zumwalt 12, on trial for an act of civil resistance, silently faced our [...]

Defending Civil Resistance Under International Law

By Editor, www.countercurrents.org -

By Editor of Counter Currents - Since the Reagan administration’s ascent to power in 1981, thousands of American citizens have engaged in various forms of non-violent civil resistance activities [...]

Women’s Boat To Gaza Intercepted: Participants Siezed

By Veterans for Peace, www.popularresistance.org -

By Veterans For Peace. At 9:58 (EST) organizers lost total contact with the Zaytouna-Oliva. The US embassy confirmed that the boat was intercepted. We do not know where our friends are. It is [...]

BREAKING: International Criminal Court Paves Way To Prosecute Monsanto

By Ronnie Cummins, www.organicconsumers.org -

By Ronnie Cummins for Organic Consumers Association - Just as the International Monsanto Citizens’ Tribunal is preparing to hold Monsanto accountable for its crimes in The Hague next month, comes [...]

ICC Investigates Human Rights Abuses In Iraq

By Samuel Oakford, www.theintercept.com -

By Samuel Oakford for The Intercept - THE LONG-ANTICIPATED Chilcot inquiry into the Iraq War released Wednesday contains stinging indictments of Britain’s role in the U.S.-led invasion, detailing [...]

Michael Ratner, Relentless Radical Lawyer, Dies

By Center for Constitutional Rights, www.PopularResistance.org -

By the Center for Constitutional Rights. Michael had the vision to see things on the horizon—things that others barely glimpsed, often dismissed, or were convinced simply didn’t exist. From his [...]

Report: US Takes Tougher Stance On Israeli Settlements

By Matthew Lee and Bradley Klapper, www.bigstory.ap.org -

By Matthew Lee and Bradley Klapper for AP. WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States will endorse a tougher tone with Israel in an upcoming international report that takes the Jewish state to task over [...]

Marshall Islands Sue Over Nuclear Weapons

By Staff, www.theguardian.com -

By Staff of The Guardian - The tiny Marshall Islands will seek to persuade the UN’s highest court to take up a lawsuit against India, Pakistan and Britain, which it accuses of failing to halt the [...]

‘Drone Papers’: More Reasons To End Remote-Controlled Wars

By Sonali Kolhatkar, www.truthdig.com -

By Sonali Kolhatkar in TruthDig. Drone wars are not conventional wars. As “The Drone Papers” and other journalistic investigations reveal, they are part of a program of targeted assassinations of [...]

Palestinians Set To Seek Redress In A World Court

By Jodi Rudoren, www.nytimes.com -

President Mahmoud Abbas moved on Wednesday to have the Palestinian Authority join the International Criminal Court, opening a new front in the Middle East conflict that could lead to war-crimes [...]

Were The Nuremberg Tribunals Only Victors’ Justice?

By Elliott Adams, www.warisacrime.org -

Whether it was justice only for the benefit of the victors is our challenge. Will we let international law be a tool only for the powerful? Or will we use Nuremberg as a tool for "Reason over [...]

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