international law

  • May 19, 2016

    The Supreme Court in Pakistan is to consider the case of a prisoner who could be hanged at as little as three days’ notice, despite evidence that he was arrested as a child.

  • March 17, 2016

    Christian Aid has warned that unless the European Union takes greater action in response to the scale of the refugee crisis, more people will risk their lives in order to leave Greece, where some 40,000 people are currently stranded.

  • March 7, 2016

    The United Nations’ expert on torture has condemned the use of the death penalty in countries including Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Iran, saying executions are “tantamount to torture”, and barred by international law.

  • March 1, 2016

    Tomorrow (2 March) marks the centenary of the passing of the Military Service Act which brought compulsory military service into British law and with it, for the first time, the right to conscientious objection.

  • February 18, 2016

    Government plans to ban local councils from making ethical choices in their pension investments and procurements are undemocratic, say Quakers in Britain.

  • February 17, 2016

    A British father of three who was kidnapped to Ethiopia in 2014 has spent his 600th day in detention.

  • February 15, 2016

    The United Nations has reported that Afghan hostilities in 2015 left more than 3,500 civilians dead, including an unprecedented number of children – one in four casualties over the past year was a child – and nearly 7,500 others wounded, making this the highest number of civilian casualties recorded.

  • January 26, 2016

    A protester who was under 18 at the time of the alleged offences for which he was convicted was among the 47 people executed in a single day in Saudi Arabia earlier this year, research by international human rights organisation Reprieve has found.

  • January 22, 2016

    Hundreds of extra-judicial killings, enforced disappearances, gang-rapes, sexual slavery, forced abortion, massive recruitment of child soldiers and indiscriminate attacks against civilians with entire villages burned down have been perpetrated by all in sides in South Sudan, says the UN.

  • December 17, 2015

    The UK Government is breaking national, EU and international law and policy by supplying weapons to Saudi Arabia in the context of its military intervention and bombing campaign in Yemen, say international law experts.