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International law

11/06/2010 21:15

The lawfulness of Israel's interception of the Free Gaza Flotilla

Commentators have alleged that Israel’s interception of the Free Gaza flotilla on 31 May 2010 was illegal.   For example Francis Boyle, professor of international law at the University of Illinois College of Law, is reported to have said: "The Israeli attack on the Gaza flotilla violated...
29/05/2010 23:07

Iraq and the mutiny of the generals

At some unremembered moment in my late twenties I became a contrarian.  I adopted the assumption that a majority is invariably wrong where it holds strong and stridently expressed opinions. My instincts and political views were reinforced when I watched Question Time on television some time...
29/05/2010 15:20

The lawfulness of Israeli settlements

This article is one of David Lewis's occasional ventures into international law.  He cites the Fourth Geneva Convention (1949) as the chief reason why some commentators consider Israeli settlements in Judea and Samaria (the West Bank) to be illegal.  He goes on to explain why the...

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