Category Archives: International Law

International Law is composed of the laws, rules, and principles of general application that deal with the conduct of nation states and international organizations among themselves as well as the relationships between nation states and international organizations with persons, whether natural or juridical.

International IPR Conventions: Meaning and Conventions

This article titled ‘International IPR Conventions’ by Adv. Nikita Pandit and discusses the important International IPR Conventions.  I. Introduction Nationally and internationally, the Intellectual Property Conventions and treaties play a very important role in ensuring the formulation and adherence to the internationally established standards of Intellectual Properties. The international Agreements and conventions ensure uniformity in-laws and protection all over……...

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Settlement of Disputes in International Law

Settlement of Disputes | Overview Introduction The difference which matters the most –  Political or Legal? Amicable Means (Pacific Means) Extra-Judicial Modes of Settlement Negotiation Good Offices Mediation Conciliation Inquiry By United Nations General Assembly By United Nations Security Council Extra-Judicial Modes of Settlement Arbitration International Court of Justice (ICJ) Compulsive or Coercive Means Retorsion Reprisals Embargo Pacific……...

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Settlement of Disputes under UNCLOS with respect to High Seas Environmental Concerns

This article deals with the settlement of disputes under UNCLOS [United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea] with respect to High Seas Environmental Law concerns. I. Introduction International law has been considered as the law of international communities of states as per its traditional view and its principles govern the relation among states. International law originated from the maritime affairs……...

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Major International Conventions

There are numerous international conventions and declarations covering issues as diverse as human rights and chemical weapons. Major international conventions or declarations are widely ratified—all with over one hundred and seventy signatories. These international conventions constitute international law. While some are not legally binding, they nonetheless are important from the point of view of international courts and even……...

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Principal Organs of the United Nations

The Organs of the United Nations comprises six principal organs: the General Assembly, the Security Council, the Economic and Social Council, the Trusteeship Council, the International Court of Justice, and the UN Secretariat. These organs fulfil different functions. Their functions are clearly delineated in the Charter of the United Nations and Statute of the International Court of Justice….…...

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Important UN Programmes and Funds

This article deals with important UN Programmes and Funds. The United Nations is a sprawling bureaucracy of its own. With five functional principal organs and myriad “specialised agencies,” the UN is vast in size. The United Nations System, as it is dubbed, or more informally, the United Nations Family also includes several intergovernmental funds and programmes. These programmes are……...

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United Nations – Introduction, Background and Highlights

United Nations | Overview Introduction Historical Background International Organisations Basic Facts Conclusion The United Nations (UN) is an intergovernmental organisation—by far the most powerful, well-funded, and influential—founded in 1945. The UN provides a forum for its member-states to deliberate, discuss, and resolve pressing issues in a non-violent way. Founded in the aftermath of the devastating Second World War,……...

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Case Analysis: Right of Passage over Indian Territory (Portugal v India)

The Portuguese Government claimed that there existed a right of passage over the two enclaves encircled by the Indian territory- Dadra and Nagar-Haveli. Further, they wanted freedom in exercising their sovereignty, subject to regulations and control of India. This article dives into the many complex facets of this case and the history associated with it.  I. Facts of……...

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Protection of Marine Life : Protecting Unattended Biodiversity Destruction And Legal Aspects

Marine life is in need of protection more than ever before. This article takes a comprehensive look at marine life protection laws and other steps taken in the direction of preserving marine biodiversity. Introduction Almost 70 percent of the earth is covered with oceans and seas and contains an immense amount of biological diversity. Marine life is an……...

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Extradition and Asylum: Concept and Important Case Laws

Extradition and Asylum are political acts of States and it differs from state to state depending upon treaties, internal and external policies. Introduction It is quite possible for a person to escape to another State after committing a crime in his own State. Such cases have started occurring more frequently with the result of the development of air……...

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