International Law

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In seeking to promote a world in which everyone renounces violence against other peoples and their own, it is crucial that NATO upholds the highest standards of international and humanitarian law. Those who break our laws should be judged in court: terrorists and torturers alike. NATO should declare its position on this unequivocally. Similarly, inhumane weapons should be withdrawn from NATO’s arsenals. NATO is morally and legally obliged to exhaust all other means possible before taking up arms, and force should only be used in accordance with the UN Charter. This either means authorised by the UN Security Council or in self-defence (when there is a real, imminent and severe danger and the UN Security Council is unable to act in time). This is a summary list of all the content in the site categorised within the International Law policy area.

17th
Oct
2012

Armed drones need global regulation

Original publication date: 
Wed, 10/10/2012 (All day)

Ian Davis, NATO Watch, letter, Financial Times, 10 October

14th
Jun
2012

Cyber Warfare and NATO

By Nigel Chamberlain, NATO Watch

21st
Mar
2012

The UN Human Rights Council's report on civilian casualties in Libya

UN Commission of Inquiry says NATO conducted a “highly precise” campaign in Libya

31st
Jan
2012

Read their lips: no NATO intervention in Iran

NATO Watch Comment

11th
Jan
2012

Iraqi Torture Scandal Touches Highest Levels of NATO

Source: Jeffrey Kaye, Truthout, 5 January