Maldives’ Engagement with International Law

In the past few years, Maldives has been conducting a much more active foreign policy. With huge attraction for foreign investment and its strategic location in the Indian Ocean, Maldives engagement with international law is going to take a new shift in coming years.

Climate change, agriculture, and sustainable development

Climate change has always been a prevalent phenomenon. Ice Ages testify for the existence of cyclic climate change. These climatic variations have steered extreme weather conditions globally. Climate change has a drastic effect on agriculture through increasing temperatures, varying precipitation patterns, loss of diversity, etc. The pressing need for sustainable agricultural developments is being recognized and its foundations have been laid down in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Kelsen’s anatomization of United Nation

In order to analyse the working of the UN and point out its limitations, in 1950, Kelsen Published ‘The Law of United Nations’ in this book he analysed the different aspects of the functioning of the organs of the United Nations with a juristic approach. Kelsen applied positive jurisprudence of law while writing this book when he affirms that the book deals with the Law of the Organisation as it is and not with its desired role in International Law.
The book has thoroughly revised the entire working model of the UN on the premise of the UN Charter, according to its making and the ideas expressed in it. However, not all of those ideas hold water today as these bodies have defined their roles over the decades.

Case Comment: The Prosecutor v. Dominic Ongwen (Ongwen Case)

On Feb. 2021 the chamber of the International Criminal Court held the Dominic Ongwen for count of 61 crimes against humans and wars crimes and therefore, sentenced Dominic 25 year of imprisonment. This judgement had diverging and conflicting views around the jurists. This article talks about the incompetency of International Criminal Court in regarding to how the ICC neglected the root cause if the crimes that happened in the case of Dominic.

UN Court Rejects Genocide Appeal By ‘Butcher Of Bosnia’ Ratko Mladic : A Hopeful End to 25 Years of Proceedings

On 22 November 2017, an ICTY (International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals) Trial Chamber issued its Judgement in the case of Ratko Mladid. Under Article 2(2) of the Transitional Arrangements, the Mechanism has competence over appellate proceedings originating from ICTY cases for which the notice of appeal is filed on or after 1 July 2013.

The Response of Latin America to the Venezuelan Emigration and the Applicability of “The International Convention on the Protection of The Rights of all Migrant Workers and Members of their Families”

Unlike other refugee problems, the Venezuelan crisis is not the product of everyday military conflict. However,  the hardships Venezuelans experience every day are not any different from those experienced in an ongoing war zone. Since 2013 the economy of Venezuela has shrunk by 65 per cent, the biggest recession from outside of the war in 45 years. The only near comparisons are countries experiencing armed warfare, such as Liberia, where 90 per cent of the country’s GDP was decimated during its brutal civil war.


This year, a Week of Action will be launched from 10-17 June, starting with the release of the global estimates and trends on child labour (2016-2020), partnering with Alliance 8.7. The report will include an assessment of “how the pace of progress towards ending child labour is likely to be affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and the unprecedented economic crisis that has accompanied it” concluding with the stakeholders announcing their 2021 Action Pledges. 

World Environment Day: 2021

In 1987, the UN decided to rotate the host country for the celebrations of this day. Pakistan will act as the global host of the day in 2021 in collaboration with the UN Environment Programme (UNEP). The theme for this year is ‘Reimagine. Recreate. Restore’, as 2021 marks the beginning of the United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration. The decade starting from 2021 to 2030 will mark the goal to reach sustainable development as a practice for man to co-exist with nature.

Food Safety is Everyone’s Business

The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) jointly facilitate the observance of World Food Safety Day, in collaboration with Member States and other relevant organizations. This international day is an opportunity to strengthen efforts to ensure that the food we eat is safe, mainstream food safety in the public agenda and reduce the burden of foodborne diseases globally.

International Day of Innocent Child Victims of Aggression

The United Nations (“UN”) General Assembly on 19th August 1982 had called for an emergency special session to deliberate upon the question of Palestine and decided to commemorate 4 June of each year as the International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression in the wake of the great number of innocent Palestinian and Lebanese childrenContinue reading “International Day of Innocent Child Victims of Aggression”

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