On 4th November, Ethiopia’s Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, launched a military operation against a non-state group, the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), sparking a non-international armed conflict in the country. This offensive was undertaken after the TPLF attacked federal military units in the region
The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons entered into force on January 22, 2021 and is being celebrated by many as the dawn of a new nuclear order. The treaty is the first of its kind in that it comprehensively bans the development and possession of nuclear weapons and is a result of 50 years worth of attempts to curb the proliferation of such weapons. Its proponents argue that the treaty challenges the hegemony and moral exceptionalism of the states that continue to possess nuclear weapons
International relations, as an academic discipline, is more tolerant to interchangeable terms as compared to international law, which is more particular about the use of terminology employed to elucidate a set of facts.
In 2018, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) placed Pakistan on its list of “Jurisdictions under Increased Monitoring” – or the ‘grey-list’ – citing ‘structural deficiencies’ that resulted in failure to effectively target terrorism financing and money laundering (TF/ML). In collaboration with the International Cooperation Review Group (ICRG), FATF issued a 27-Point Action Plan for…
The science on climate change is clear – the world is warming at dangerous levels. Optimists and alarmists alike agree that it poses an existential threat to the planet with potentially catastrophic effects for the future of civilisation.
The conflict has garnered much media attention not only because of concerns that two states going to war in the midst of a global pandemic would exacerbate its effects, but also because of the geostrategic importance of the dispute.
Contrary to popular perception, international law is at the core of China-India recent standoff. China’s claim rests on the primacy of customary international law compared to the claim of India, which is based on succeeding rights from British India. Interestingly, India was not even privy to the agreements from which it derives succeeding claims. The…
The novel coronavirus, COVID-19 is a highly communicable disease, labelled as a modern-era pandemic and a public health emergency by the World Health Organization. Spreading throughout the world, it has infected millions, and claimed the lives of more than 170,000 people. Countries all over are faced with the unenviable challenge of balancing the health of their citizens — with stay-at-home orders, closure of industries, etc — and the need to ensure that social safety nets to maintain the livelihoods of the poorest demographics.
In 2018, FATF placed Pakistan on its ‘grey-list’ citing ‘structural deficiencies’ that resulted in failure to target terrorism financing and money laundering. These included lack of necessary legal frameworks to target TF/ML
Since 9/11, India has been propagating the view that Pakistan is the epicenter of terrorism in the region. Conversely, despite sincere efforts by Pakistan to unearth the truth through evidence-based investigations, India has rejected every opportunity to work jointly and investigate acts of terrorism by following an evidence-based approach.