International law

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Briefing paper

Post-pandemic natural resource management in the Indo-Pacific

The two main threats to natural resource management caused by COVID-19 are the negative impact on ecosystems (and thereby resources) of increased human interaction with the environment, and the increased disregard for international environmental laws, norms and regulations, by both individuals and nations. This paper...
Report

Xi’s UN speech: when rhetoric did not meet reality

General Secretary Xi Jinping’s speech on the occasion of the seventy-fifth anniversary of the founding of the United Nations is a classic example of the Chinese Communist Party’s doublespeak. Almost every statement was hypocritical when examined in light of such CCP actions as the suppression...
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Is Australia in breach of its UN anti-corruption obligations?

Prominent barrister Geoffrey Watson SC claims Australia is in breach of its anti-corruption obligations under international law by not having a federal anti-corruption body.
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Children in detention: Is Australia breaching international law?

The president of the Human Rights Commission, Gillian Triggs, claims that under international law, children should not be detained for longer than absolutely necessary for health and security checks.
Fact sheet

Fact Check: By sending asylum seekers to Nauru and Manus, is Australia guilty of crimes against humanity?

Independent MP Andrew Wilkie has condemned successive Australian governments for failing to meet their obligations under international law to asylum seekers and refugees who arrive by sea, and says the Government has committed crimes against humanity.
Book

World report 2020: events of 2019

This publication is Human Rights Watch’s 30th annual review of human rights practices around the globe. It summarizes key human rights issues in more than 100 countries and territories worldwide, drawing on events from late 2018 through November 2019.
Guide

Introduction to researching South Pacific law: September/October 2019 update

The focus of this guide will be on providing a context and resource guide for researching the following small island states of the South Pacific: the Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, Samoa, the Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, and Vanuatu.
Report

Security and prosperity in Asia: the role of international law

At a time of geopolitical uncertainty and with multilateralism under pressure, this conference brought together diverse actors to explore the evolving role of international law on critical security and economic issues in the Asia-Pacific.
Position paper

Building on the EU directive for whistleblower protection: analysis and recommendations

The EU has adopted a Directive on the “Protection of persons reporting on breaches of Union law” (Whistleblower Protection Directive). To support effective implementation of the Directive, Transparency International has prepared this analysis, which provides recommendations aimed at closing loopholes and strengthening whistleblower protection in...
Briefing paper

Using SDGs to leverage national intellectual property strategies

This policy brief deals with the relevance of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to the creation, use, protection and management of intellectual property (IP) in developed economies.