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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

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

SRILANKA-AUSTRALIA
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 (Aug 22)

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