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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

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UNHCR To Appear In A High Court Challenge Against Abbott Government

By IBTimes AU

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees said that it will appeal to appear in a High Court challenge against the Abbott government (10:53 am)

MORE TOPICS: HUMAN RIGHTS, COURT, AUSTRALIA, UNITED NATIONS, LAWYER

Russia's President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting
War Tactics: Russia Dispatches Aid Convoy into Ukraine

By IBTimes AU

Russia has dispatched an aid convoy to eastern Ukraine, fuelling earlier suspicions by the NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) of an invasion. The humanitarian aid was said to be in coordination with the International Committee of the Red Cross. (Aug 13)

MORE TOPICS: BARACK OBAMA, RUSSIA, WHITE HOUSE, UKRAINE

Perth parents of a victim walk near wreckage of the downed Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 near the village of Hrabove
Tony Abbott Vows Justice for MH17 Victims, Confirms Search for Human Remains to Continue Soon

By IBTimes AU

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has confirmed that the search for more remains of MH17 victims will resume in eastern Ukraine once conditions are safe. In a visit to Netherlands, Mr Abbott assured the victims' families that no Australian will be left in the MH17 crash site. (Aug 13)

MORE TOPICS: UKRAINE, TONY ABBOTT, HUMAN RIGHTS, UNITED NATIONS

Senior Ukrainian separatist leader Aleksander Borodai speaks
Ukraine Forces Recapturing Donetsk from pro-Russian Rebels

By IBTimes AU

The Ukraine forces is already preparing for the final stage of recapturing rebel forces in Donetsk (Aug 12)

MORE TOPICS: BARACK OBAMA, RUSSIA, UKRAINE

Protesters gesture during a protest near the Israeli embassy in Amman, calling for an end to Israeli air strikes in the Gaza Strip
Gaza Becomes 51st State of US – Gaza Strip Parody Videos Go Viral

By IBTimes AU

A parody video of Gaza becoming US’ 51st state is becoming viral (Aug 07)

MORE TOPICS: BARACK OBAMA, ISRAEL, HUMAN RIGHTS, UNITED NATIONS

A woman walks past a Singapore Airlines (SIA) logo at a ticketing booth at Changi airport in Singapore May 14, 2013. Singapore Airlines Ltd, caught between the rapid emergence of Gulf carriers and low cost Asian rivals, is attempting a big strategy overha
Singapore Airlines Flight SQ351 Minutes Away When Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 Was Shot Down

By IBTimes AU

Transport operators would often downplay accidents involving their vessels, coaches or jets, especially near misses, but in the case of a Singapore Airlines Flight SQ351, it was Singaporean Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew himself who admitted it was ... (Aug 06)

MORE TOPICS: INDIA, UKRAINE

People hug as they leave an area designated for family members of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 passengers, while waiting for more information about the crashed plane, at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang July 18, 2014. The Malaysia Airlines Bo
Malaysia Airlines MH17 Trial: Malaysia or Netherlands to Convene Trial, Not ICC

By IBTimes AU

The trial of those responsible for the downing of Malaysia Airlines MH17 over eastern Ukraine on July 17 will be convened in either a Malaysian or Dutch court, but not at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague. (Jul 31)

MORE TOPICS: HUMAN RIGHTS, COURT, RUSSIA, UKRAINE, ATTORNEY GENERAL

U.S. President Obama speaks about the economy, in Austin
U.S. ‘Defends’ Israel for ‘Disgraceful’ Attack on UN School in Gaza that Killed 15

By IBTimes AU

The United Nations as well as the United States condemned Israel after an Israeli missile attack on a Gaza school killed at least 15 people and injured more than 100 on Wednesday, July 30. (Jul 31)

MORE TOPICS: ISRAEL, UNITED NATIONS

An imprint of where a body used to lie on the ground is seen at a crash site of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 near the village of Hrabove (Grabovo), Donetsk region July 21, 2014. REUTERS/Maxim Zmeyev
UN Vows to Bring MH17 Crash Perpetrators to Justice; Downing of Plane a 'War Crime'

By IBTimes AU

The fatal downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 in Ukraine has been called a possible "war crime." According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay, the act of shooting down a passenger aircraft is a "v... (Jul 29)

MORE TOPICS: HUMAN RIGHTS, UNITED NATIONS, RUSSIA, UKRAINE, AUSTRALIA

An imprint of where a body used to lie on the ground is seen at a crash site of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 near the village of Hrabove (Grabovo), Donetsk region July 21, 2014. REUTERS/Maxim Zmeyev
UN Vows to Bring MH17 Crash Perpetrators to Justice; Downing of Plane a 'War Crime'

By IBTimes AU

The fatal downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 in Ukraine has been called a possible "war crime." According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay, the act of shooting down a passenger aircraft is a "v... (Jul 29)

MORE TOPICS: HUMAN RIGHTS, UNITED NATIONS, RUSSIA, UKRAINE, AUSTRALIA