UN Security Council

UN Security Council The Council is composed of fifteen member states, five of them permanent members and specified by name in the Charter. These are the United States, Russia (replacing the Soviet Union in 1991), China, the United Kingdom, and France. The rest are elected for two-year terms […]

EU Police Mission

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Democratic Republic of the Congo

Democratic Republic of the Congo in 2011 United States views on international law (based on the document "Digest of U.S. Practice in International Law"): On October 5, 2011 OFAC designated one individual pursuant to Executive Order 13413, of October 27, 2006, "Blocking Property […]

International Commercial Arbitration

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Treaties and Conventions on Arbitration

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Eritrea

The Legal History of Eritrea This section provides an overview of Eritrea Eritrea in 2011 United States views on international law (based on the document "Digest of U.S. Practice in International Law"): On December 5, 2011, acting pursuant to Chapter VII of the United Nations […]

Neutrality

Neutrality Definition Neutrality may be defined, in international law, as a legal status of a state that adheres to a policy of nonengagement during war. See more about the definition of neutrality here. Introduction The rules covering wartime relations between a neutral and a […]

Settlement of Disputes

  PART XV SETTLEMENT OF DISPUTES SECTION 1. GENERAL PROVISIONS Article 279 Obligation to settle disputes by peaceful means States Parties shall settle any dispute between them concerning the interpretation or application of this Convention by peaceful means in accordance with Article 2, […]

International Arbitration

International arbitration is the settlement by a mutually acceptable third party of disputes between sovereign states. Modern international arbitration began with the conclusion of Jay's Treaty (1794) by Great Britain and the United States. Numerous disputes were arbitrated during the 19th […]

East-West Relations

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International Negotiations

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Alternative Dispute Resolution

The Legal History of Alternative Dispute Resolution This section provides an overview of Alternative Dispute Resolution Alternative Dispute Resolution in Private International Law This section contain conflict of laws information and cross references related to alternative dispute resolution […]

Peace

International Law: Matters of International Concern: Peace and Security Introduction to Peace Among the central aims of the UN are the maintenance of peace and security and the suppression of acts of aggression. The principles of the UN Charter prohibit the use of force to settle disputes and […]

Arbitration

Arbitration, reference of a dispute to an impartial person or persons, called arbitrators, for a decision or award based on evidence and arguments presented by the disputants. The parties involved usually agree to resort to arbitration in lieu of court proceedings to resolve an existing […]

Multinational Force

Concept of Multinational Force An introductory definition of Multinational Force is provided here: A military force comprising members from more than two nations. For instance, when the United Nations sends a peacekeeping force to a troubled area, it often assembles a multinational force. […]

Civil War

The Case of the Trent: International Incident In the book "International Incidents for Discussion in Conversation Classes", in relation to this subject, L. Oppenheim wrote in 1909: On Nov. 8th, 1861, during the American Civil War, the Federal cruiser San Jacinto stopped the British […]

Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council

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Partnership for Peace

Introduction to Partnership for Peace Partnership for Peace (PFP), program established in 1994 to strengthen relations between the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the countries of Central and Eastern Europe. NATO was founded in 1949 by the United States and Western Europe as a […]

Peacekeeping

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

Iraq

The Legal History of Islamic Law in Iraq This section provides an overview of Islamic Law in Iraq Iraq in 2011 United States views on international law (based on the document "Digest of U.S. Practice in International Law"): On May 17, 2011, President Obama continued the national […]

International Court

Opposition to a Real International Court Lassa Oppenheim, in the book entitled The Future of International Law, about Opposition to a Real International Court, wrote in 1921: 59. But, incredible as it may sound, this is not generally recognized. It is just among the old champions of the […]

State

Political Theory: The State Introduction to State The central concern of political theorists throughout history has been the theory of the state. Plato contributed to the founding of this theory in his discourse the Republic, which attempted to reconcile moral theory and political practice by […]

United Nations Resolutions

United Nations Resolutions United Nations Security Council Resolutions Some of the United Nations Security Council resolutions covered in this encyclopedia … Read more

United Nations General Assembly Resolutions

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Security Council on Sanctions

Security Council in 2011 United States views on international law (based on the document "Digest of U.S. Practice in International Law"): On July 29, 2011, acting under Chapter VII of the United Nations Charter, the Security Council adopted Resolution 2002. U.N. Doc. S/RES/2002. The […]

Us Executive Order 13536

Executive Order 13536 in 2011 United States views on international law (based on the document "Digest of U.S. Practice in International Law"): On July 29, 2011 , OFAC designated two individuals pursuant to Executive Order 13536, "Blocking Property of Certain Persons Contributing […]

Conflict

Concept of Conflict An introductory definition of Conflict is provided here: perceived rival and incompatible claims over some desired "good" Resources See Also Foregin Policy Foreign Affairs Resources See Also War War War Peace Preservation Breach of the Peace War Crimes Peace

Armed Conflict

Embracing mainstream international law, this section on armed conflict explores the context, history and effect of the area of the law covered here. Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict In relation to the international law practice and Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict in this […]

Sudan Sanctions

Sudan in 2011 United States views on international law (based on the document "Digest of U.S. Practice in International Law"): On December 8, 2011, OFAC issued a final rule amending the Sudanese Sanctions Regulations ("SSR") to authorize activities related to the petroleum […]

United Nations Actions on Women, Peace, and Security

United Nations Actions on Women, Peace, and Security in 2011 United States views on international law (based on the document "Digest of U.S. Practice in International Law"): Several meetings and events at the United Nations in the fall of 2011 focused on the issue of women, peace, […]

Aggression

Summary of Aggression

Unlawful acts on the part of a state or group of states directed at coercing another state or undermining its sovereignty. Aggression cannot be defined precisely in legal terms suitable for universal use; however, aggressive behavior is defined in some international […]

Plan on Women, Peace, and Security

The United States National Action Plan on Women, Peace, and Security in 2011 United States views on international law (based on the document “Digest of U.S. Practice in International Law”): On December 19, 2011, President Obama issued Executive Order 13595 directing that the […]

National Action Plans

Implementation of the National Action Plan on Women, Peace, and Security in 2013 United States views on international law [1] in relation to Implementation of the National Action Plan on Women, Peace, and Security: On September 23, 2013, Secretary Kerry announced a new initiative to […]

Peacebuilding

Peacebuilding in the Context of Peacemaking Definition of Peacebuilding published by the United Nations: Initiatives that foster and support sustainable structures and processes which strengthen the prospects for peaceful coexistence and decrease the likelihood of the outbreak, reoccurrence or […]