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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

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. (3:57 pm)

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 and Putin agree the Ukraine situation "has a tendency towards degradation" and have urged an intensification o
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

Israel's Prime Minister Netanyahu At A News Conference In Jerusalem
France Urges Israel To Refrain From Settlement Activities In East Jerusalem: Fears Breakdown of Peace Process With Palestinians

By IBTimes AU

Israel has fears about its security as it feels international partners are more tilted to Arab interests. (Nov 15)

MORE TOPICS: AL JAZEERA, ISRAEL, SETTLEMENT

Australia Slammed For Claiming Domestic Violence Is 'Not Torture'

By IBTimes AU

The Australian government argued before the UN committee investigating reports of torture on asylum seekers that domestic violence was not a form of torture. (Nov 14)

MORE TOPICS: HUMAN RIGHTS, AUSTRALIA, INFECTION, HUMAN RIGHTS LAW

Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar
Russian Warships Not Unusual, PM Abbott Says; Yes, It’s No Big Deal, Russia Declares

By IBTimes AU

Prime Minister Tony Abbott says the Russian warships are not unusual while Russia agrees that it’s no big deal (Nov 13)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, RUSSIA, UKRAINE, G20, TONY ABBOTT

Air Force One
G20 News Roundup: Russian Warships, Pope’s Letter And The Air Force One

By IBTimes AU

The three big happenings over G20 in Brisbane (Nov 13)

MORE TOPICS: BARACK OBAMA, AUSTRALIA, G20, HOLLYWOOD, TONY ABBOTT

Russia's President Vladimir Putin is seen through a decoration as he walks on the red carpet upon arrival at the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum, at International Convention Center at Yanqi Lake in Beijing November 11, 2014. REUTERS/Ja
G20 Meeting Brisbane: Russia Sends Warships To Australia

By IBTimes AU

Four Russian warships are on their way to Australia. (Nov 13)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, RUSSIA, UKRAINE, G20, TONY ABBOTT

Police stand outside a house that was involved in pre-dawn raids in the western Sydney suburb
Australia and UK Sign Pact For DNA Database Sharing Among Police Forces To Check Serious Crimes

By IBTimes AU

It is a welcome step towards scientific way of criminal investigation and crime control. (Nov 07)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA