Monthly Archives: November 2010

The International Court of Justice – Some case histories of disputes submitted to the court

Disputes over Territorial Claims and Territorial Possessions In the Case Concerning Sovereignty over Certain Frontier Land (Belgium v. Netherlands), the court traced developments that had begun before the 1839 separation of the Netherlands from Belgium, and in its judgment, on 20 June 1959, it decided that sovereignty over the disputed plots belonged to Belgium In a dispute regarding sovereignty over certain islets and rocks lying between the British Channel island of Jersey and the French coast, the Minquier and Ecrehos ... Read More »

In the footsteps of our father

Last month, the family of Australia’s most celebrated Aboriginal soldier travelled to Greece to walk in his footsteps. “I wanted to ring that bell to let him know we’re here.” GLENDA HUMES, eldest living daughter of Reg Saunders. AS THE European winter stretches south, the winds across the Aegean pick up, and flights into Nikos Kazantzakis International Airport in Heraklion may be cancelled. There’s no such misfortune for Glenda Humes on this bright, crisp Cretan morning. The eldest living daughter ... Read More »

Injustices and apologies…

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The Rt. Hon. David Cameron, Prime Minister 10, Downing Street London SW1A 2AA                                                      London 3 November, 2010 Dear Prime Minister, Injustices and apologies… On 25th October 2010 the “Guardian” newspaper published a report titled “Humiliate, strip, threaten: UK military interrogation manuals discovered – Exclusive: Methods devised in secret in recent years may breach international law”. The article referred to British military training interrogators in techniques that include, threats, sensory deprivation and enforced nakedness in an apparent breach of the Geneva ... Read More »

Drugs that cause most harm – Scoring drugs

‘ Drugs that cause most harm ‘ A new study suggests alcohol is more harmful than heroin or crack MOST people would agree that some drugs are worse than others: heroin is probably considered to be more dangerous than marijuana, for instance. Because governments formulate criminal and social policies based upon classifications of harm, a new study published by the Lancet on November 1st makes interesting reading. “Drug harms in the UK: a multi-criteria decision analysis“, by David Nutt, Leslie ... Read More »