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Environmental law is a complex body of law made up of global, international, national, state and local statutes, treaties, conventions, regulations and policies which seek to protect the environment affected, impacted or endangered by human activities.
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30 August: International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances (A/RES/65/209)
On 21 December 2010, by its resolution 65/209 the UN General Assembly expressed its deep concern about the increase in enforced or involuntary disappearances in various regions of the world, including arrest, detention and abduction, when these are part of or amount to enforced disappearances, an
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D'Aspremont, J., The Discourse on Customary International Law, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2021.
Along with treaties, custom is one of the sources of international law. It is known to consist of two elements: state practice and opinio juris. While many studies have looked at traditional questions of how to identify customary law, this book takes a new and original approach.
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Francioni, F. and Vrdoljak, A.F., The Oxford Handbook of International Cultural Heritage Law, Oxford, New York, NY, Oxford University Press, 2020
This Handbook sets out and assesses the international legal framework governing the protection of cultural heritage. Cultural heritage is frequently not bounded by national territory and can only effectively be protected through international cooperation.
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Mentan, T., The United Nations Organization, 2020
Saving succeeding generations from the scourge of war was the main motivation for creating the United Nations. Given the ongoing conflicts, wars and terrorist attacks today one is forced to ask: Is there Hope for International Peace and Security? Where have the safeguards gone to?