It has been reported recently that discussions have taken place between the United States (US) and the United Kingdom (UK) concerning the use of British military bases in Cyprus, the Ascension Island and Diego Garcia in the event of possible military action against Iran. In the past, these particular military bases were used by the(…)
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It was reported earlier this month that the U.S. Secretary of State, Hilary Clinton, has decided to delete the People’s Mujahedin of Iran (MEK) from the blacklist of terrorist organisations compiled by the U.S. Department of State. The MEK exhaustively campaigned for nearly a decade to be removed from the blacklist. Numerous public figures endorsed the MEK’s(…)
Charles Taylor who was found guilty on 11 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity last month at the Special Court for Sierra Leone was sentenced today to 50 years imprisonment.
The Special Court for Sierra Leone delivered its verdict in the trial of Charles Taylor last Thursday. Charles Taylor had been charged with providing material support to the Revolutionary United Front which killed thousands of civilians in Sierra Leone during the civil war from 1991 until 2002.
The International Criminal Court delivered its first ever verdict in The Hague this morning in the case of Thomas Lubanga. Lubanga, who became the political leader of the Union of Congolese Patriots in 2002, had been charged with recruiting and using child soldiers in armed hostilities in the north-eastern region of the Democratic Republic of(…)
Article 2(4) of the UN Charter as supplemented by Article 51 provides strict limits on the state’s right to use force. However, it is unclear whether Article 2(4) also prohibits transnational armed groups from using force. Therefore, the question whether violent acts by transnational armed groups can be categorised as armed attacks within the meaning(…)