International Law

Photo credit: smlp.co.uk/flickr

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 Similarly, inhumane weapons should be withdrawn from NATO’s arsenals.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.

15th
Sep
2011

New Initiative On Recording Casualties Of Armed Violence

NGOs Draw Up Charter On The Three Key Responsibilities Of States

11th
Sep
2011

9/11: Ten Years After

 

12th
Aug
2011

Is the bombing of the Tripoli TV satellite transmitters a war crime?

....or a necessary part of NATO’s mission to protect civilians?

6th
Jul
2011

Afghan civilians killed in UK drone strike

 

25th
Feb
2011

NATO chief convenes emergency meeting of the North Atlantic Council to discuss Libya

Rasmussen earlier said alliance has no plans to intervene in the conflict