Military Occupation

Embracing mainstream international law, this section on military occupation explores the context, history and effect of the area of the law covered here. Belligerent (or Military) Occupation Embracing mainstream international law, this section on belligerent (or military) occupation explores […]


Introduction to War War, in international law, armed conflict between two or more governments or states. When such conflicts assume global proportions, they are known as world wars. War between different parts or factions of the same nation is called civil war. A rebellion is not legally […]


Research Disclosure in E.U. Patent System Defensive-type publications which are published, often anonymously, to give companies and inventors "freedom of use" rather than legal protection. Once research disclosures are published the invention described cannot be patented. Academic […]


Disarmament Further Reading A concise encyclopedia of the United Nations (including Disarmament , H Volger, KA Annan -2010) The Oxford Handbook on the United Nations (TG Weiss – 2007) International Law: A Dictionary (including Disarmament , Boczek, Boleslaw Adam -2005) Embracing mainstream […]

Armed Forces

Power to Raise and Maintain Armed Forces in U.S. Constitutional Law A list of entries related to Power to Raise and Maintain Armed Forces may be found, under the Power to Raise and Maintain Armed Forces subject group, in the United States constitutional law platform of the American legal […]

Nuclear Weapon

Nuclear Nonproliferation In relation to the international law practice and nuclear nonproliferation in this world legal Encyclopedia, please see the following section: Arms Control, Disarmament, and Nonproliferation About this subject:

Nuclear Security

Note: there is detailed […]

National Security

The National Security Provision—GATT Article XXI and the World Trade Organization The National Security Provision—GATT Article XXI in relation to the World Trade Organization (WTO) covers several issues. This section provides an overview of national security within the legal context […]

Ballistic Missile Defense

Ballistic Missile Defense in 2011 United States views on international law (based on the document "Digest of U.S. Practice in International Law"): On September 2, 2011, the United States Department of State issued a press statement welcoming Turkey's decision to host a missile […]


In the United States For information about Arms in the context of international trade, click here International Trafic in Arms Export Licensing, Defense Trade Controls and National Security Resources See Also Use Of Force Arms Control Disarmament Nonproliferation Resources See Also […]