International Law in Brief

England & Wales Court Upholds Unexplained Wealth Order against Jailed Wife of Azerbaijani Banker

Author: 
Justine N. Stefanelli

On February 5, 2020, the Court of Appeal of England & Wales upheld an Unexplained Wealth Order (UWO) granted by the High Court against the wife of Jahangir Hajiyeva, an Azerbaijani banker jaile

EU Commission Opposes US Sanctions on Nord Stream 2 Citing International Law

Author: 
Justine N. Stefanelli

The European Union Commission has responded to U.S.

Netherlands District Court Rules Benefits Fraud Detection Tool Violates Human Rights

Author: 
Justine N. Stefanelli

On February 5, 2020, the District Court of the Hague in the Netherlands issued a judgment (c

Council of Europe Agrees Checklist for States on Democratic Checks and Balances

Author: 
Justine N. Stefanelli

On February 5, 2020, the Council of Europe's Committee of Ministers formally agreed a

U.N. Publishes Third Report on Status of Human Rights Treaty Body System

Author: 
Justine N. Stefanelli

The Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN) has published its third report on the status of the human rights treaty body system, as

Trump Signs Executive Order on Online Sales of Counterfeit Goods

Author: 
Justine N. Stefanelli

On Friday, January 31, 2020, President Trump signed an

United Kingdom Set to Withdraw from the European Union on January 31

Author: 
Justine N. Stefanelli

Three and a half years after the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union, the United Kingdom is set to withdraw formally on January 31, 2020, at 11 p.m. (U.K. time).

U.N. Applauds Efforts in Iraq Re: ISIL but Expresses Concern Over Trial Standards

Author: 
Justine N. Stefanelli

On January 28, 2020, the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) and the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) published a

ICJ Indicates Provisional Measures in The Gambia v. Myanmar Case

Author: 
Justine N. Stefanelli

On January 23, 2020, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) indicated provisional measures

Venice Commission Publishes Urgent Opinion on Polish Draft Legislation

Author: 
Justine N. Stefanelli

On January 16, 2020, the Council of Europe's Venice Commission for Democracy Through Law and the