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International Law

International law is the term commonly used for referring to laws that govern the conduct of independent nations in their relationships with one another. It differs from other legal systems in that it primarily concerns provinces rather than private citizens. However, the term \"international law\" can refer to three distinct legal disciplines

    * Public international law, which governs the relationship between provinces and international entities, either as an individual or as a group. It includes the following specific legal field such as the treaty law, law of sea, international criminal law and the international humanitarian law.
    * Private international law, or conflict of laws, which addresses the questions of (1) in which legal jurisdiction may a case be heard; and (2) the law concerning which jurisdiction(s) apply to the issues in the case
    * Supranational law or the law of supranational organizations (such as The European Union), which concerns at present regional agreements where the special distinguishing quality is that laws of nation states are held inapplicable when conflicting with a supranational legal system.

Articles About International Law

Gough Whitlam Supported Conspiracy For Balibo Five East Timor Controversy – Widow Alleges

By IBTimes AU

The late Prime Minister Gough Whitlam was responsible for a conspiracy involving the Balibo Five (Oct 22)

Russia's President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting at the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence outside Moscow
Germany Softens Stand On Russia: Putin Arrives In Italy For EU-Asia Summit

By IBTimes AU

Both Russia and the West need to pursue a pragmatic line to defuse tensions which are only sinking their economies. (Oct 17)

MORE TOPICS: GERMANY, EUROPEAN UNION, RUSSIA, ELECTIONS, UKRAINE

Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper stands to vote in favour of a government motion to participate in U.S.-led air strikes against Islamic State militants operating in Iraq, in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa October 7, 2014.
Canada Drags China To WTO: Alleges Irrational Anti-Dumping Duty On Its Pulp Exports

By IBTimes AU

Good that Canada is showing the courage to drag the errant trade partner to WTO than suffering in silence. (Oct 17)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, WTO

New Zealand's Prime Minister John Key After The General Election In Auckland
New Zealand Role in ISIS Fight Under Speculation Ahead of UN Security Council Vote

By IBTimes AU

New Zealand's role in the ongoing fight against ISIS remains to be seen as the UN decides if the country gets a seat in the Security Council. (Oct 16)

MORE TOPICS: BARACK OBAMA, IRAQ, UNITED NATIONS

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott inspects the guard of honour during an official visit in Putrajaya
Australia All Set To Join The U.S Coalition For Air Strikes In Iraq: Cabinet Nod Expected Any Time

By IBTimes AU

After the humanitarian assistance rendered in Northern Iraq it is logical for Australia to join the airstrikes to dismantle the terror bases. (Sep 30)

MORE TOPICS: IRAQ, AUSTRALIA

North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un Guides the Multiple-Rocket Launching Drill of Women's Sub-units Under KPA Unit 851
North Korea On Nuclear Missiles And World Domination By the US

By IBTimes AU

North Korea condemns US’ strikes against ISIS and denies reports of nuclear missile testing (Sep 24)

MORE TOPICS: AFGHANISTAN, IRAQ, UNITED NATIONS

Vigil for Victims of MH 17
MH 17 Victims’ In Germany To Sue Ukraine For Man Slaughter: German Pilot Says Plane's Cockpit Was Fired From Both Sides

By IBTimes AU

Ukraine has to admit the lapses and abide by the international law. (Sep 22)

MORE TOPICS: GERMANY, HUMAN RIGHTS, COURT, RUSSIA, UKRAINE, LAWYER

France's President Francois Hollande
ISIS Syria Airstrike Countdown: France Pledges Support

By IBTimes AU

France has responded to the call of U.S. President Barack Obama to unleash an expanded airstrike against ISIS targets in Syria and Iraq. (Sep 11)

MORE TOPICS: BARACK OBAMA, IRAQ

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott
Australia Rejects UN Charge Of Rights Violations On Asylum Seekers

By IBTimes AU

The UN needs to evolve mechanisms to fix such cases before engaging in a public debate (Sep 10)

MORE TOPICS: IRAQ, HUMAN RIGHTS, AUSTRALIA, UNITED NATIONS, SETTLEMENT, HUMAN RIGHTS LAW

IRAQ-SECURITY/
Fridays Become ISIS’ Beheading Event In Syria

By IBTimes AU

The United Nations commission of inquiry found that executions are common spectacle in Syria (Aug 29)

MORE TOPICS: UNITED NATIONS, SETTLEMENT