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Russia’s unprovoked aggression against Ukraine has sparked a strong international reaction, with most states referring to the actions of the Russian army as war crimes. A number of parliaments and heads of states have recognized that yet another international crime—genocide—is being committed by the occupant’s troops. Poland’s parliament—the Sejm—was the first to pass a resolution [...]

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Iranian authorities’ mass execution of political prisoners in 1988 amounts to crimes against humanity, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a report Wednesday. In 1988, thousands of political prisoners were “summarily and extrajudicially executed” by Iranian authorities. The approximate number of executions is between 2,800 and 5,000. The report highlighted that evidence shows that Iranian authorities [...]

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The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the course of life in many ways. It has forced everyone to adjust to the new normal, which has led to an inevitable surge in the use of digital technologies from work to socialization. We also have found various ways online to entertain ourselves, such as the OTT platforms and [...]

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In world politics and international law, meaningful explanation must always begin with the solitary human being, with the microcosm. This generalized individual, regardless of nationality, seeks to maximize one form of power above all others.  In essence, this searched-for ultimate power is power over death. To continue, there is considerable legal detail for scholars to [...]

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The Russian invasion of Ukraine has entered its third month. The suffering of Ukrainian civilians has been awful and the prosecutor at the International Criminal Court (ICC) is satisfied that there are “reasonable grounds” to believe war crimes have been committed. Media attention has, quite rightly, focused on the plight of those individuals caught up in [...]

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International organizations and bodies like the United Nations, European Union, etc. have been tested time and again since their inception. Ukraine and Russia’s ongoing war and failed deliberations hint at a potential Third World War despite the strong presence of such organizations. Conflicts like these pose a larger question on the effectiveness of international law [...]

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