Middle East and North Africa

Saudi Arabia Rejects Security Council Seat (November 13, 2013)

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Adom Malcolm Cooper

On November 13, 2013, Saudi Arabia officially rejected a seat on the United Nati

UN Security Council Resolution 2125 on Piracy in Somalia (November 18, 2013)

Author: 
Adom Malcolm Cooper

On November 18, 2013, the United Nations Security Council, acting under Chapter VII, condemned all acts of piracy committed at sea off the coast of Somalia and called upon Somali authorities “to pa

UN Releases Reports on Illicit Drug Production in Afghanistan (September 10, 2013 & November 13, 2013)

Author: 
Adom Malcolm Cooper

In a pair of reports issued this month, entitled Afghanistan: Survey of Commercial

Guantanamo Military Commissions: Lessons Learned and the Way Forward

ASIL, in cosponsorship with its Lieber Society on the Law of Armed Conflict, will host a discussion of the United States's decade-long experience with military commission proceedings against detainees held at the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, featuring Jess Bravin, an award-winning Wall Street Journal reporter and author of The Terror Courts: Rough Justice at Guantanamo Bay. Bravin will summarize the findings in his book, which draws on more than a decade of first-hand reporting at Guantanamo and extensive interviews with insiders in the commission process.

Support for the Syrian Insurgency: What UN and International Norms Apply?

This course is the last installment of three programs in a series cosponsored by the American Society of International Law in partnership with the United Nations Association of the National Capital Area’s International Law Committee to address the issue of the use of force. When is it permissible? What is the role of the UN and how can it be carried out?

Legality of Intervention in Syria in Response to Chemical Weapon Attacks

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The increasing conviction that the government of Bashar al-Assad in Syria has used chemical weapons in an attack with many civilian casualties raises the question: what military response may the outside world legally take without the authority of the UN Security Council?

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21
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Kenneth Anderson
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Tunisia at a Crossroads: Drafting a New Constitution

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Tunisians captivated the world's attention in January 2011 when they flooded the streets to protest unemployment, corruption, and the lack of basic freedoms.  They ousted the autocratic President Zine Abidine Ben Ali in short order and inspired the "Arab Awakening."  Tunisia claimed a major success in October 2011, when the country held elections to choose representatives for a National Constituent Assembly (NCA).  The NCA is tasked with writing a constitution and governing Tunisia until the new constitution and permanent government are in place.

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17
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18
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Katie Zoglin
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Legal Implications of the UN General Assembly Vote to Accord Palestine the Status of Observer State

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16
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37
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John Cerone
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The U.N. Security Council and the Crisis in Syria

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11
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Saira Mohamed
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Israel-Lebanon Offshore Oil & Gas Dispute – Rules of International Maritime Law

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Tensions between Lebanon and Israel have been running high during the last months due to a legal dispute over rights to newly discovered natural oil and gas reserves in the Mediterranean Sea. Formally at war for years, and without diplomatic relations, Israel and Lebanon have never agreed on a delimitation of their maritime boundaries.

Rising Conflict Between Israel and Lebanon

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15
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31
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Martin Wählisch
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