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.

Jus in Bello Jus ad Bellum

Jus ad Bellum a legal maxim is defined as the reasons cited by countries which make the restoration to war an absolute necessity. Jus in Bello, on the other hand, is the maxim used for the acts which are legal during the time of war. Introduction and Meaning Since ancient times the rulers have resorted to war for… Read More »

Extradition and Asylum

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 traffic. A question arises as to whether fugitive shall be tried in the country where he has fled away or in the… Read More »

6 Common Types Of Construction Injuries All Workers Must Know

Construction work is a dangerous occupation involving great risk of injuries. The authorities, especially the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has enforced strict guidelines to minimize all types of construction injuries. However, accidents do happen at building sites forcing workers to engage construction litigation lawyers for claiming compensation. Prevention is always better than cure and it will… Read More »

International Court of Justice – ICJ

Introduction and Historical Perspective of ICJ International Court of justice – ICJ is a principal organ under International law, created to resolve the disputes between the states. It bears a great responsibility in resolving International disputes. International Court of Justice is the successor of Permanent Court of Justice. The idea to create an International court to deal with… Read More »

Settlement of Disputes

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… Read More »

Nationality, Citizenship and Statelessness

Introduction Nationality is a highly sensitive issue as it is a manifestation of a country’s sovereignty and identity as a country. “It is for each State to determine under its own law who are its nationals. This law shall be recognized by other States in so far as it is consistent with international conventions, international custom, and the principles… Read More »

Principle of Non-Refoulement

Introduction: Refoulement translated roughly as ‘turning back’ of refugees, includes both the rejection of refugees at the border as well as the deportation of refugees from inside of a country. The Principle of Non-refoulement is what defines the lines around the “turning back” – who, who not, when, when not, how, how not, why, why not, etc. Throughout history, high… Read More »