In cases where human rights are abused through the economic activity of a large corporation, signing a waiver of one’s rights in exchange for compensation is often grossly inadequate.
Russian citizens leaving the country to avoid the draft has raised debate about what it means to be a refugee. A UNSW expert in international law and refugee law says we must treat these Russians fairly.
International and Australian laws need to be updated to cope with the newest drug-trafficking technique threatening maritime security.
Sanctions can be applied aggressively, but measuring their impact can be a challenge.
The fact that Russia is part of the UN Security Council's powerful P5 group of nations means the UN is in a tricky position when it comes to maintaining peace among its member states.
US actions do more than just keep Huawei away from critical infrastructure. They choke off the supply of semiconductors to China.
States can’t pick and choose when to invoke international law for protection on a particular issue and then ignore, contravene or decry it on other matters.
Whether via a submarine or a whale, spying is a violation of state sovereignty, says Professor Natalie Klein from UNSW Law.
Much that has been thought in the fields of law and policy seems to need rethinking. But what is to take its place? asks Fleur Johns.
The building blocks for effective responses to people on the move already exist – states must simply choose to use them, argues Jane McAdam.