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This interview with Professor Noam Chomsky of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), also one of our advisory board, covers topics such as nuclear non-proliferation with regards to North Korea, the relevance of international organisations/international law in the 21st century, resolution of the Kashmir issue, and the Israeli-Palestinian dispute.
In 1992, The International Tribunal Of Indigenous Peoples And Oppressed Nations In The USA was formed by legal experts for allegations of genocide and other serious violations of international law committed by the Federal Government of the USA. The final verdict, along with an article by the Special Prosecutor for the Tribunal on the right of African Americans to self-determination can be found by clicking the link. The findings of the independent international Tribunal are important as the orders can still be enforced by individual governments since they are more relevant today than ever, just as the orders of the Malaysian War Crimes Tribunal against former U.S. President George W. Bush and U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blair have been enforced in other nations such as Switzerland. The findings include race specific crimes against White North American Political Prisoners, African Americans, Latins (Mexicans and Puerto Ricans), Hawaiians, and Native Americans. The Tribunal also states that areas where the Federal Government of the USA is exercising jurisdiction over Africans in America, must returned the due to improper decolonisation, illegal under international law.
This brief interview with Hon'ble United Nations Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions Professor Christof Heyns provides an overview of the current initiatives at the U.N. Human Rights Council on topics such standardising investigations with international norms, human rights issues regarding social media, a new body for the Office of the High Commissioner For Human Rights (OHCHR) to investigate new technologies such as electromagnetic weapons being used against civilians, etc.
We have been moving from an in-print platform to an online only platform. The process is complete so we will be publishing articles more normally now. Please feel free to send your articles and notes for online publication.
This brief interview with the Honorable Mark Painter, former U.N. Appeals Tribunal (UNAT) and Ohio State Judge in the U.S. covers his experience serving as a judge both in the international as well as national levels. He is a Republican and it also covers his views on the compliance of the U.S. with international law, including the legal grounds for impeachment of current U.S. President Donald Trump.
He is a distinguished international legal scholar as he served for exactly 30 years as a judge (Ides March 1982–Ides March 2012). He was elected to the Ohio Court of Appeals in 1994 and re-elected without opposition in 2000 and 2006. Previously, he served on the Hamilton County (Cincinnati) Municipal Court for 13 years. In 2009 he was elected by the General Assembly of the United Nations to the United Nations Appeals Tribunal. He was the only American on the seven-member court. He left the UN court in 2012 and is now Of Counsel with the Cincinnati firm of Manley Burke.
This note, already published provides a brief of a hypothetical resolution against the United States Of America at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC). The International Law Journal of London allows for re-publication of this piece, provided it is in verbatum.
An investigatory note on the Swedish multinational H&M's use of child labour in Myanmar by Aleydis Nissen, Ph.D. candidate at Cardiff University, U.K.
Please see the case note and comments for our forthcoming third volume. The case analysed is C-366/10, Air Transport Association of America and Others v. Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change.
This is a short faculty profile (newspaper copy) from 1999, about the current Permanent Representative of the People's Republic of Bangladesh to the United Nations, H.E. Dr. A.K. Abdul Momen, who was a Professor of Management and Economics at Merrimack College. The article focuses on his role in saving innocent children and women who have been subjected to illegal slavery, kidnapping, hostage crisis, etc which is occurring today in the United States on a mass scale. He was also a freedom fighter for Bangladesh as mentioned in our previous interview with him published online.
How is international law used to control your pockets? This article by attorney and economist, Dr. Georgios Zeoks, regards social science with the application of international economic law and theory in globalization. "Economic Hit Men" have been used by colonizers in the form of Multinational Enterprises (MNEs) since the British Empire implemented the "Gold Standard" across its territory with laws regulating the domination of the people and land it occupied. The article argues that the same method, used by the self-termed "American Empire" related to imperialism, also has set up an international banking order pre-World War II based on the now abolished "Bretton Woods System" through institutions such as the International Monetary Fund (IMF), etc in the name of "liberalization" which is a guise for implementing capitalism in world markets. As a comparative social science and international economic law analysis of American Foreign Policy related to the British Empire, this article explains the role of military power as well as war in colonization as well as economic domination which is miniscule compared to the role and rule of law used for control. As the world economic realities change, a description of the future of multilateral trading system with new international banks, new international institutions, etc, are described to be the future of economics as a "re-colonization"; this time by the increased participation of third-world countries considering foreign direct investment (FDI), in the context of globalization recognizing the shifts of international political order.
This is an article published by Human Rights Watch on the International Criminal Court and the United States (U.S.) Administrations of President George W. Bush as well as President Barack Obama for serious violations of international law committed during the U.S. offensive in Afghanistan. According to international legal experts including Prof. Ryan Goodman of New York University, the Court has sufficient evidence to issue arrest warrants including the Heads of States mentioned. Supported by European Nations, the process is in its final stages which may not be mitigated, such as the case of the African Union (A.U.) Resolution related to the Sudanese President. This is because the ICC has not upheld agreements via Article 98 of the Rome Statute, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has rejected such agreements, and the European Union (E.U.) along with all ICC members, except a few in Africa concerned with funding -- which can be waived due to changes in funding and political realities -- have rejected shielding any U.S. national wanted by the ICC so the warrants are not only symbolic. Non-state parties to the Rome Statute do not have obligations to extradite, but the U.S. along with Israel are also pending an international criminal tribunal (ICT) to be established by the United Nations (U.N.) Charter for crimes committed in various countries, where the U.N. mandates the extradition of all wanted persons by all states, unlike the ICC which is independent of the U.N.
This is the full exclusive version article published by Professor Noam Chomsky expanding on his article titled Only One Thing Will Make Israel Change Course. The variant partial version, which can be found on the internet but you may find the full version of Professor Chomsky's exclusive scholarship online here as we do not want to mince any words by Professor Chomsky's articles by requiring purchase of our journal to read this important piece. The article covers the past few months of the atrocities taking into account the history of the conflict such as "Operation Cast Lead and Pillar of Defense", "Operation Protective Edge", "Operation [Still To Be Named]" which have occurred in the State of Palestine. The article reviews this from an international legal and relations perspective with emphasis on how the anyone who is concerned with the situation in the State of Palestine will be able to help change U.S. policies for the same as it is not a dream anymore but reality.
This is a review of the report issued by Human Rights Watch in 2013 of documented torture, sexual violence, and rape by Sri Lankan Security Forces written by Professor Charles Sarvan of the University of Bahrain. This subject is especially taboo when speaking of men being subjected to sexual violence or rape.
We are pleased to announce that the second volume of the International Law Journal of London will be released in the coming weeks with no delays. This volume incorporates scholarship from our advisors such as Professor Noam Chomsky, Professor Stephen A. Rosenbaum, Prof. Francis A. Boyle as well as other esteemed Professors and research fellows who practice international law. This volume will also include interviews with His Royal Highness Crown Prince of Serbia Alexander II, Ambassador H.E. Dr. Riyad Mansour (Permanent Representative of the State of Palestine to the United Nations), and Ambassador H.E. Dr. A.K. Abdul Momen (Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the United Nations). The cover for our second volume is below and the abstracts of each article can be found in the link below. Initial ordering information will be up in the "Publications" section of our website or by clicking on the link below and will also be on Amazon.com in due time as well as in well-known university libraries as first volume. We hope you will find this volume interesting and useful!
This is a satirical article from one of our esteemed advisors; Professor Stephen A. Rosenbaum who is the John & Elizabeth Boalt Lecturer, University of California, Berkeley School of Law and Professor, American University of Phnom Penh who has described an imaginary (perhaps informative) exchange of email between U.S. Department of Justice lawyers involved in torture as the new U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee Report on this issue recently was released by the CIA.
Can everything you hear or see in the media be credible? This is an article by former European Union Parliamentary Legal Trainee and Executive Editing Editor of the Emory International Law Review is on the subject of being tried in a court of law by using what is said in the media with a comparative analysis of how American, British, and international law relates to how constitutional rights of freedom of expression as well as press related rights (including propaganda) are balanced with the administration of justice.
Last year on New Year's Eve, we had the opportunity to interview the former Finance and External Affairs Minister of India Shri. Yashwant Sinha. This year, we share a story by Professor Francis Boyle who was a Legal Advisor for the Palestinian Liberation Organization and Palestinian Delegation To Middle East Peace Talks on his experience in working through Christmas. The inspiration that those who work in difficult conditions, agree to work through holidays sacrificing time with their family, and so forth exemplifies great dedication to their field. Here is the link to the article.
This article by our Editor-in-chief, accepted by several reputed other journals, is a prelude into his book on this subject of protecting intellectual property, criminal law/evidence procedure, and international human rights law in relation with brainwaves as there has been considerable progress in signal intelligence to pick up brainwaves -- "word for word", ideas at the conception, images, etc. The article focuses on Direct Energy Weapons (DEW} and Active Denial Systems (ADS} proven capable of attacking the human brain/body wirelessly and its relation to how the contents embedded in brainwaves down to the wave which is also emitted wirelessly needs to be legally protected. This article also offers a short summary of the anatomy of brainwaves such as the "Schumaan Resonance" when brainwave frequency is one with the earth's electromagnetic spectrum.
It is important to add that many of the current users of this wireless mind-reading as well as wireless attack capable technology with laser capabilities for creating holograms (non-solid), microwave technologies for direct auditory messages to the brain (also known as Skull-To-Technology or S2K) have used the it for propaganda and have not put out the accurate information gained from these illegal operations on innocent civilians as well as prisoners who have not consented. Please note that all evidence for proving the existence of these technologies are from government documents from the CIA, U.S. Army Intelligence, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, etc. Technical details, thought structure in relation to linguistics as well as physical reality, moral issues, medical issues, in-depth comparative analysis of the sections mentioned in relation to law, and other related issues will be published in the book.
This is the second part of an interview done with Indian Peacekeeping Force Intelligence Corps Head Col. Hariharan. This interview focuses specifically on the question of a separate nation for the ethnic Sri Lankan Tamils, otherwise known as "Tamil Eelam", to be distinguished from the state of Tamil Nadu in India. The previous interview was focused on a wide range of questions including the question of a U.N. Human Rights Council Resolution against Sri Lanka for an international investigation into alleged violations of international law in the last phases of Sri Lanka's Civil War (2002-2009) which successfully passed.
This short article by Dr. Adamu Pam examines the relationship between the Ebola virus and the obligations that international intellectual property law, international health law, customary international law, and international orgaisations create to get rid of the virus at the earliest. The Ebola virus has been declared one of the worst medical epidemics in history and international law offers several regulations which member-States of the World Health Organization as well as other international organisations must follow. The article explains the international health regulations and other sources of customary international law as well as binding international legislation requiring governments to take action.
This article by Professor Noam Chomsky chronicles main events of illegal American sponsored terrorism from U.S. President Kennedy's terrorist campaign against Cuba after the failed Bay of Pigs invasion in 1961 to today's U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) intervention in nations such as Syria.
This is an interview with the Permanent Representative of the People's Republic of Bangladesh to the United Nations, Ambassador H.E. Dr. A.K. Abdul Momen, by profession a very distinguished scholar and well known figure in the community of international relations who was also a freedom fighter of Bangladesh in the Mukti Bahini (Liberation Army). The text of this interview will be published in the upcoming volume of the International Law Journal of London. Bangladesh holds the world record for the largest human flag depicted below.
This article by the Irwin I. Cohn Professor of Law and Director of the International Tax LL.M. Programme at the University of Michigan Professor Reuven S. Avi-Yonah introduces Double Taxation Treaties in the context of various nations and their relevance on international trade as well as legal implications of country specific tax laws.
This online publication is by Professor John JA Burke who is a Professor Of Law at Almaty Management University in Kazakhstan and by engineer Svetlana Vladimirovna Panina-Burke which analyses the validity of the Crimean Declaration of Independence and the illegality of sanctions against the Russian Federation under international law which you may find HERE.
This online publication is by our Editor-in-chief building on a previous publication he had written for the government of India think tank; South Asia Analysis Group. He explores the topic of the Tamil genocide of 2009 in Sri Lanka which the Office of the High Commissioner For Human Rights (OHCHR) of the United Nations (U.N.) is investigating at this moment making. It is widely accepted in the international legal community that the mass murder of up to 75,000 civilians in the hands of the government of Sri Lanka is legally genocide, in violation of the Article 3 (e) of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of Genocide (1948) among other eminent judges of the Dublin Tribunal found Sri Lanka "guilty" of the same. This article has also been given exclusive re-publication rights to the Global News Centre where you may find by clicking HERE.
The following is an interview which will be published in the second volume with His Royal Highness Crown Prince Alexander Serbia II which goes over possible revival of the Constitutional Monarchy system in Serbia, the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), the history of the former Yugoslavia and its Kingdoms, the prospects of Serbia joining the European Union, and of Royal relations as HRH is a relative of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain as well as Her Majesty Queen Victoria ("The Empress Of India").
This online publication is a transcript sent to us by Professor Francis A. Boyle when he served on the "Malaysian War Crimes Tribunal" to convict Israel of genocide and also added to the definition of the phrase under the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment on the Crime of Genocide (1948). While his previous article "Israel's Gaza Redux" published below is a much more detailed article on all Palestinian issues from a legal point, the precedent set by the Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Commission established by Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir bin Mohamad will be important as the State of Palestine approaches the International Criminal Court (ICC).
This online publication with the above title is by Professor Francis A. Boyle; international attorney who has prosecuted and made additions to international genocide legislature in the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTfY). He has also prosecuted Israel, U.S. President George W. Bush, U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blair and secured convictions of genocide and war crimes for all in a War Crimes Tribunals. He was also the legal advisor to former late Palestinian President Yasser Arafat and currently on the advisory board for the Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam as well as our advisory board! He explores many of the arguments against Israel on every issue from a legal perspective as latest escalation of violence between factions in Gaza and Israel have escalated.
This article with the above title is by Senior Iranian Diplomat Mr. Hossein Gharibi who is a member of the Permanent Mission of The Islamic Republic of Iran to the United Nations as well as Vice-Chairperson of the United Nations Legal Committee and covers why Al-Qaeda linked terrorist groups threaten to do more terrorist operations under the current U.N. Security Council. This article may not be republished unless given consent by the journal who will request the author for the same.
Excerpt (27.12.2016): Relating to ISIS/ISIL today: "No one would deny that a large number of foreign fighters many of them linked to Al-Qaeda are fighting hundreds and even thousands of miles away from their home countries for months. This in no way can happen without financial and logistical support, passing through borders of other countries and flow of lethal arms and ammunitions. A quick search in media provides more than enough information in this regard. Hence fore, it reveals that all three already-mentioned sanctions that the Security Council has set to counter Al-Qaeda terrorism are being seriously violated...Such feeling that Al-Qaeda terrorism is tolerated for political purposes is gruesome."
Dr. Parasaran Rangarajan has personally written on the longest dispute since the United Nations was formed in 1945; the issue of Kashmir who has also recently written with the other journals such as the Harvard International Review (HIR) and published in the Peace Palace Library of the The International Court of Justice (ICJ) along with regular contributions to the reputed South Asia Analysis Group. He explores the international legal and international relations surrounding this controversial reflecting the new policy for the online submissions. Re-publication of this allowed with credits to the author and journal.
"The issue of the Kashmiri question is the longest dispute as of today going back to the formation of the United Nations in 1945. There have been many solutions put forward to find a solution which have been suggested involving all five stake holders in this complex equation; The Republic of India, The Islamic Republic of Pakistan, The People’s Republic of China, Azad Kashmir, and independence organizations with each having its own claim to a part of this region. In addition, the newly formed BJP led government of India would like to have a debate on Article 370 of the Constitution of India and possibly abrogate it since it gives autonomy and special territory status to the Indian state of Jammu & Kashmir.
Questions such as are what are the legal repercussions of removing the article for the Indian side of the border considering Indian national legislation such as The Delhi Accord (1952) or 1974 Indira-Sheikh Accord? Is there any future for the current bi-lateral treaties (ex: The Simla Agreement (1972) or Washington Accord (1999)) between India and Pakistan to play a role in the final status of Kashmir taking into account The Vienna Law of Treaties (1969) under international law? Will the Jammu & Kashmir of India as we have known it be left without any link to the Union if Article 370 is abrogated, therefore, liberating it? Or will it default to the Union like an automatic resulting trust would when there is no certainty on the subject matter are valid and good questions to ask.
The Pakistani side of the border of the once Kingdom of Jammu & Kashmir; namely Gilgit-Baltistan’s (aka formerly known as “Northern Areas”) relationship with Pakistan is also examined and how that will factor into a political equation considering the political parties operating there and local aspirations. Will separatist movements gain anything by sustaining or abrogating Article 370 or executing the bi-lateral treaties to find a political solution? To what extent does China’s role extend to with its claim to Aksai Chin in the context of an entire political solution?
We will examine the legal implications of abrogating Article 370 first including the validity of bi-lateral treaties and second, examine a political solution which was endorsed by pro-Indian Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah, the Indian state of Jammu & Kashmir's first Prime Minister before the position was abolished in the 1965; namely a “condominium” based on the principles of “joint sovereignty” under international law with considerations to a "coregency" as well."
We are pleased to announce Prof. Clarence B. Jones as an honourary advisor for the International Law Journal of London. Prof. Jones was legal counsel, advisor, poltical speechwritier, and dear friend of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He wrote the famous "I Have A Dream", assisted Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in comminque's with other world leaders, and was Counsel General for the Gandhi Society For Human Rights. He was also a negotiator in the famous Attica prison riots of 1971. He is a well respected Professor at Stanford University and the University of San Francisco (USF) renowned worldwide for his commitment to civil as well as human rights in context of the unity of "Africans in America" (opposed to the term "African-American") in an ongoing genocide against "Africans in America" as a violation of Article 3 (e) of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (1948) described in his book "What Would Martin Say?" -- worsened by the actions of the U.S. government in relation to the use of electromagnetic weapons against a part of the American population for various reasons according to the public today.
Link: Prof. Clarence B. Jones visit to The White House on Black History Month of February in the U.S. describing the need for more "Africans in America" lawyers in the context of civil and human rights being violated against colored persons.
On this today, Professor Maya Angelou, honourary advisor for the International Law Journal of London, has left us to be in a better place in Heaven with God. We are extremely thankful for her willingness to lend her name to our literary works as a literary scholar who has written countless amount of literature and has also inspired us by participating in the American Civil Rights Movement. We are grateful that we were blessed to have chance to be with her on this journal and therefore; the first volume of the International Law Journal of London will be dedicated to Dr. Maya Angelou.
After several delays due to the circumstances, we are proud to exhibit the front cover for the first volume of the International Law Journal of London which contains the highest quality of articles from well known professionals and scholars from around the world including previous faculty at Harvard University, several Head's of Department in their respective universities, eminent international attorneys, etc.
There is no doubt it will be one of the many volumes to come as we inaugurate the first volume which contains articles comparable with the other respective top international law journals in the world. We will be releasing the hard print copy along with an online PDF format for sale very soon which will be purchasable through this website as well as well known book stores/outlets for which the details will be provided at a later date as you may look into the news for release specials including stocking at reputed international university libraries!
The following exclusive online interview is between the Editor-in-chief, Dr. Parasaran Rangarajan, and former Indian Peacekeeping Intelligence Corps Head Col. R. Hariharan of The Indian Intelligence Bureau (the world's oldest intelligence bureau) who is a regular contributor to South Asia Analysis Group and focuses on strategic analysis of current events given his history in the Indian Armed Forces since the days of independence who has worked in association with the primary Indian Intelligence Agency; the Research & Analysis Wing (R&AW). Unfortunately, the quality of the Skype long distance video call has failed us due to communication gaps but nevertheless, the conversation and text are relevant and focused on the upcoming United Nations Human Rights Council vote in March on the several alleged war crimes in Sri Lanka, a topic which has been gaining traction in the world of international relations and law as of late. Please note that the text of the interview differs from the video and the interview is more of an international relations and strategic analysis topic.
We cordially welcome everyone into the New Years and have an update on the release date of our journal. Due to the holiday season, a few late submissions, and factors in relation to our publisher's requirements, there will be a slight delay in the release of our first volume but rest assured that we are working to speed things along as quickly as possible! Once again, we apologize for this unavoidable delay but we would like to release the best quality journal possible and meanwhile, we have several interviews with influential figures in the world of international relations, law, etc lined up which we will be releasing in the upcoming weeks as we work to release the printed journal in the next few weeks.
The following exclusive online only interview is between the Editor-in-chief, Dr. Parasaran Rangarajan, and current Indian Member of Parliament (MP) Shri. Yashwant Sinha who is also the Chairman on the Committee on Finance, former External Affairs Minister of India, former Finance Minister of India, and has served India since after independence from 1960 till today. As you can see, certain leaders do not rest even on New Years Eve which exemplifies their dedication. Happy New Years to everyone!
We have been able to collect, edit, and put together a extremely good collection of international law articles relevant to current situations which will be of use to all in the legal field for our first volume and have engaged the publishers at Lulu to start the process of pressing up the first copy! The standard time for publishing is a minimum of 7 weeks from today for the first copy to print but we should be able to provide a cover design and sample proofs well before that. Thank you to all that participated in this great first volume and look to the news for the press releases!
The following interview between the Editor-in-chief, Dr. Parasaran Rangarajan, and the Permanent Representative of the State of Palestine to the United Nations, Ambassador H.E. Dr. Riyad Mansour which goes into depth on subject of the United Nations in relation to Palestine as well as other concepts in international law as well was conducted on Aug. 30th, 2013 but released today. The text of the interview will be included in our second volume as we plan ahead!
We are currently in the final stages of editing and putting together our first volume which should be sent to press on time in around a month or so! It will be available for sale on this website as well as well known book outlets such as Amazon.com. We are also in the process of introducing it to several libraries and should have a full list soon. We encourage everybody to support the great efforts of our authors and team to buy a copy once it is released! Will update with more information soon.
Our interview with Prof. Francis Boyle has gained international media attention as several newspapers and legal media outlets have hosted the interview on their website giving credit to our journal!
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Here is an interview we just completed with United Nations Special Rapporteur for Palestine, Professor Richard Falk joining us from Turkey who is also Professor Emeritus at Princeton University. He takes the time to explain the current status of the Israel-Palestine conflict in regards to the United Nations and several other developments regarding the United Nations. Click HEREor below for the full transcript.
Professor Francis Boyle is a well-known figure in the international legal community as he was key in authoring pieces such as the Palestinian Declaration of Independence, Tamil Eelam Freedom Charter, and convicting war criminals at the International Criminal Tribunal For the Former Yugoslavia (ICTfY). He has also participated in a recent war crime tribunal in Malaysia which convicted both former U.S. President George Bush and former United Kingdom Prime Minister Tony Blair. Here is our interview with him, around 30 minutes in length. Click HERE or below for the full transcript:
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