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Is it true that the International Criminal Court can only bring a state to trial if that state accepts the court’s jurisdiction over them?

Article 36 of the ICJ Statute appears to say that a country can voluntarily assent to having the ICJ have jurisdiction over them for the purposes of some trial. https://www.icj-cij.org/statute I am ...
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Was the 2003 US invasion of Iraq illegal under the UN Convention?

Article 2, paragraph 4 of the UN Charter stipulates that: "All Members shall refrain in their international relations from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or ...
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Can just anybody sign the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea?

Say I'm an aspiring state. People are complaining I'm not a "real state" because among other things I'm not a signatory to the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea. Can I "just" ...
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Do the ICC and ICJ (UN) have different definitions or different standards for burden of proof on Genocide?

There are two international, ICC: International Criminal Court ICJ (UN): International Court of Justice These two courts both claim global jurisdiction over charges of genocide. Regardless of one ...
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Does the Israeli military have a legal right to shoot at anyone within the Gaza Strip that they suspect of being a member of Hamas?

In regard to the ground incursion of the Gaza Strip by the Israeli military, I would like to know if it is stated somewhere in either international law, or in Israel law, or in the Geneva Convention, ...
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What is the international law that allows resisting the occupiers with violence?

is there any international law (Geneva, Rome, UN) that the UN recognises that gives the right to people under occupation to resist the occupier with violence?
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Was UN security council resolution 242 binding?

From what I understand, UN security council resolutions are binding, in contrast to general assembly resolutions which are not. This fine page from Cambridge, which is a body that is generally trusted ...
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Is there a "court of law" for treaty disputes between nations?

For example, say the USA and Canada sign a treaty. But then Canada feels that the USA broke the treaty, but the USA maintains that they didn't. Is there some "court of law" equivalent where ...
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How does copyright over content that is not behind paywalled content work?

I’m sorry but I like international law and consortiums exclusion right to ownership generally, so I would like that sort of answer to: How does copyright over online content that is not behind ...
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Are there any international laws governing the change of country of a region?

Russia last week held a referendum on whether the occupied regions of Ukraine would want to join Russia. Many states and international institutions have already made clear that they will not accept ...
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According to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court is every war between nations a "genocide"?

In the UN's Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court you'll find the definition of genocide, Article 6 Genocide For the purpose of this Statute, "genocide" means any of the ...
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Willing union of states and UN membership

Consider the following three scenarios, separated by their initial state of affairs: Distinct states A, B are recognized UN members. Distinct states A, B are a UN member and a non-UN-member state ...
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