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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

A U.S. Navy Handout Image Of Baker, The Second Of The Two Atomic Bomb Tests
Russia Justifies Nuclear Weapons Deployment In Crimea

By IBTimes AU

Russia says it has the right to deploy nuclear weapons in Crimea. (Dec 16)

MORE TOPICS: NUCLEAR WEAPONS, RUSSIA, THE NEW YORK TIMES, NEW YORK, UKRAINE, EMERGING MARKETS

A man dressed as Santa Claus smiles after disembarking a Qantas plane, that allegedly came from the North Pole, for a charity event in Sydney November 9, 2005. The man is part of a group of 45 Santas that has recently been through a training course on how
North Pole Spat Widens, Denmark Joins Territorial Claims, Energy Resources

By IBTimes AU

Denmark has joined the fray of territorial claims into the Arctic region where Santa Claus' North Pole is. (Dec 16)

MORE TOPICS: UNITED NATIONS, RUSSIA

SERBIA
Russian Fighter Jet Exploits NATO Tactics, Sweden Says Near Miss With Passenger Airline Dangerous

By IBTimes AU

Russian military aircraft had a near miss with a passenger jet. (Dec 15)

MORE TOPICS: RUSSIA

Members of the Canadian Special Operations Force Command stand at attention at the naming ceremony for the new Canadian Special Operations Force Command Patrol Base, Cirillo, in Iraq in this handout photo taken November 6, 2014, and provided by the Canadi
Canada Soldiers Sent To Ukraine To Train Military Police

By IBTimes AU

Canada has sent a group of 10 soldiers to Ukraine to help train the latter's military police as well as medical personnel. (Dec 09)

MORE TOPICS: RUSSIA, UKRAINE

Members of the 113th Congress bow their heads in prayer as they convene in the Capitol in Washington January 3, 2013. In the wake of bruising fights in their own ranks over the "fiscal cliff" and aid for victims of superstorm Sandy - Republicans
Former US Rep Reveals Congress Wants To Greenlight Restart Of The Cold War Vs Russia Via H. Res. 758

By IBTimes AU

The United States, it seemed, really wants to go to war versus Russia. (Dec 03)

MORE TOPICS: EUROPEAN UNION, RUSSIA, UKRAINE, CONGRESS

Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) and German Chancellor Angela Merkel walk during a meeting in Rio de Janeiro July 13, 2014.
Germany to Move Against Russia If Balkans Invaded; Western Media Accused of 'Demonising' Russia

By IBTimes AU

Germany officials remain committed to the Balkans amid fears that Russia may be targeting vulnerable countries in eastern Europe. (Dec 01)

MORE TOPICS: GERMANY, EUROPEAN UNION, AUSTRALIA, RUSSIA, UKRAINE, G20

New Zealand's Prime Minister John Key
New Zealand Anti-Terror Bill Draws Flak From Amnesty International: The Rights Body Questions The "Undue Haste"

By IBTimes AU

The bill gives very limited time for consultation and that raises many questions. (Nov 28)

MORE TOPICS: HUMAN RIGHTS, UNITED NATIONS

Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) and German Chancellor Angela Merkel walk during a meeting in Rio de Janeiro July 13, 2014.
Merkel Blasts Russia Over Disregard Of Europe’s Peaceful Order; NATO Worried Russia Will Control Entire Black Sea Region With Abkhazia Treaty

By IBTimes AU

The annexation of Abkhazia by Russia and it's potential control over the Black Sea region seems imminent. (Nov 27)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, RUSSIA, UKRAINE, G20

A Palestinian man prays at a damaged mosque after it was set ablaze, in the West Bank village of Mghayr near Ramallah November 12, 2014.
What 3 Online Videos About Forces Supposed To Protect Palestinian Villages Show

By IBTimes AU (No Google news)

A human rights group called Yesh Din has put up three amateur videos online that show Israeli forces protecting Jewish settlers rather than villagers. (Nov 21)

MORE TOPICS: ISRAEL, HUMAN RIGHTS, COURT

Russia's President Vladimir Putin delivers a speech
Cold War 2: Russia, China And North Korea’s Blacklisted Company Fortify Alliance -- Reports

By IBTimes AU

Russia and China enter bilateral military cooperation as a U.S. report revealed the countries' involvement with a North Korean blacklisted company (Nov 21)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, JAPAN, UNITED NATIONS, RUSSIA, UKRAINE, G20