The case of the al Qaeda detainee being held in Yemen demonstrates how foreign actors can play a powerful role in constraining U.S. options.
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Reports of the Kremlin's recent development of weapons systems indicate what would be one of the most severe breaches of the INFT since its ratification in 1988.
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A few weeks before the U.S. presidential election, the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) released her latest update on the court's long-running inquiry into alleged crimes committed in Afghanistan. While emphasizing that Taliban and insurgent crimes will be the focus, that update doubled down on the prosecutor's previous insistence that U.S. personnel may have committed war crimes in Afghanistan. And the prosecutor even took her scrutiny of U.S.
In an overwhelming show of “Brexit” support, the British House of Commons has voted to support a bill that grants Prime Minister Theresa May the power to begin Brexit negotiations.
A review of legal opinions by Judge Neil Gorsuch of the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, President Trump's pick to fill the ninth seat on the Supreme Court, on immigration, separation of powers, the Fourth Amendment, administrative law, international law, and foreign affairs.
The United States will run into a serious problem under the article 2(4) of the U.N. Charter article if it or other states try to establish safe zones inside Syria without the regime's consent.
Affirming a lower court decision, the UK Supreme Court has held that, despite the referendum in June 2016 calling for withdrawal from the European Union, Britain cannot withdraw from the Union without parliamentary approval.
The debate between “hard” Brexit and “soft” Brexit is finally over. After months of ambiguity, British Prime Minister Theresa May yesterday clarified her government’s strategic objectives, just in time for the start of negotiations in March: May is taking a hard line.
If nations risk breaching fundamental human rights in their pursuit of transnational criminal organizations, traffickers, and pirates, for example, due to inflexible, unnecessarily rigid, judicial interpretations and court opinions, those rulings will have increased the potential for the high seas to be a consequence free zone. The current challenge for courts, governments, and deployed naval forces is how to balance human rights obligations with the physical realities of high seas maritime enforcement interdictions.