Is It Time to Boycott the United States?

May 29, 2020

In his infinite ignorance, Donald Trump has invited world leaders to the White House for a face-to-face meeting at the end of June. Unlike the other countries in the G7, the United States has yet to get the coronavirus pandemic under control. One of the hotspots that the White House...

When Business Meets Human Rights

Dec 05, 2017

Most companies are still coming to grips with what their corporate responsibilities mean in practice when it comes to human rights. As November drew to a close, the Palais des Nations, the UN headquarters in Geneva, prepared to shake off the seasonal gloom by welcoming once again the UN Forum...

A Sovereign Kurdistan Under International Law

Mar 16, 2016

What makes international law particularly relevant to Kurdistan is that in order to recognize one, we must recognize the other. The South China Sea is a contentious flashpoint for China, Vietnam, Indonesia, Japan, the Philippines and Thailand, all of whom lay claim over the waters. If...

Israeli Settlements: Violation of International Law or Rightful Return?

May 25, 2014

Israeli settlements on Palestinian territory are one of the most crucial issues in the conflict. Background Immigration, population transfer and the control of land have been core issues of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict since the arrival of the first Zionist settlers in the late 1800s....

Palestine and International Law

Sep 21, 2011

Ran Chakrabarti puts the quest for Palestinian statehood in historical context and considers the international law that should determine it. 1.         Whose title deeds are they anyway? You've just moved into a new semi-detached house in a rather volatile...