International law, especially public International Law, is often perceived as badly enforced and toothless. This section has a collection of articles
that point to these problems, but also offer solutions. Often it is just a lack of political will and determination that can uphold these common principles
Articles and Papers
» The EU and Israel
A paper outlining the failures of the EU and other donors to influence Israel's role in Palestine towards lasting peace in the region
» The British Government and the Chagossians
An analysis of the violation of the right to self-determination of the original inhabitants of Diego Garcia
» An Environment Destroyed and International Law
A paper using the island of Nauru as an example of international obligations towards sustainable development
» Humanitarian Intervention without Security Council authorization
The paper investigates the case of Kosovo to discuss the legality of humanitarian interventions without explicit Security Council Authorization
» Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue
The Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue (hd) is an independent and impartial organization, dedicated to the promotion of humanitarian principles, the prevention of conflict and the alleviation of its effects through dialogue.
It facilitates discussion about challenging humanitarian issues and between warring parties to resolve conflict.
» Centre on Law and Globalization
The Center on Law and Globalization brings together leaders of international organizations, journalists, and legal scholars to understand the legal dimensions of key global issues, to stimulate exchanges
on how these issues are addressed, and to advance research and conclusions on major topics in global debates.
» Intent to ratify the Convention on the Rights of the Child by Somalia
This statement of intent gives hope that the government is taking these rights seriously, and is committed to legal and institutional reform to ensure children's rights are protected. Besides pursuing the legal process of domestic and international ratification, this requires a thorough analysis of both customary and traditional as well as codified law and practices in the country to establish conflicts with the Articles of the CRC.