International Law in Brief

Text of New U.S. Treaties and Agreements Published

Author: 
Justine N. Stefanelli

The U.S. Department of State has published the text of three agreements which entered into force at the end of 2020.

First Joint Law Report Published by African, European, and Inter-American Human Rights Courts

Author: 
Justine N. Stefanelli

The first joint law report of the African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights, European Court of Human Rights, and the Inter-American Court of H

ICJ Renders Judgment on Jurisdiction in Guyana v. Venezuela Dispute

Author: 
Justine N. Stefanelli

On Friday, December 18, 2020, the International Court of Justice issued its decision in

ICJ Issues Judgment in Equatorial Guinea v. France

Author: 
Justine N. Stefanelli

On Friday, December 11, 2020, the International Court of Justice issued its judgment in Equatorial Guinea v.

EU Adopts Sanctions Mechanism for Human Rights Abuses

Author: 
Justine N. Stefanelli

On Monday, December 7, the Council of the European Union (EU) adopted Decision 2020/1999 and Regulat

Afr. Ct. H.P.R. Issues Advisory Opinion on "Vagrancy Laws"

Author: 
Justine N. Stefanelli

On December 4, 2020, the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights delivered an

Afr. Ct. H.P.R. Renders 5 Judgments

Author: 
Justine N. Stefanelli

On November 27, 2020, the African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights delivered five judgments involving Benin, Ghana, Mali, and Rwanda.

Asia-Pacific States Enter into New Economic Partnership

Author: 
Justine N. Stefanelli

On November 15, 2020, fifteen Asia-Pacific states signed the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, after nearly a dec

ECOWAS Court Holds Guinea Liable for 2012 Mine Site Killings

Author: 
Joseph McGuire

On November 10, 2020, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Court

ICC Prosecutor: Failing to Arrest Fugitives is Major Obstacle to Atrocity Prevention

Author: 
Joseph McGuire

On November 10, 2020, International Criminal Court (ICC) Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda warned the UN Security Counci